Total Retail's 2018 Salary Benchmark Report
August 8, 2019

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to negotiating your next salary, whether that's with your current employer or on the open market. Total Retail’s 2018 Salary Benchmark Report provides retail executives and upper management with the data necessary to ensure they’re maximizing their earning potential. If any (or all) of these scenarios apply to you, then Total Retail's 2018 Salary Benchmark Report is the resource you need.

Grunt Style CEO Daniel Alarik on Leadership, Growth Challenges, and Retail Trends
July 9, 2019 at 12:34 pm

While attending the IRCE at RetailX conference in Chicago, Total Retail's Joe Keenan interviewed Daniel Alarik, founder and CEO of Grunt Style, a patriotic apparel brand. During the discussion, Alarik touches on his career shift from the military into retail, what influenced him to start Grunt Style, and why he values hiring military veterans. In addition, Alarik shares his…

Lowe's to Build New Tech Hub in Charlotte, Create 2,000 Jobs
July 2, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Lowe’s announced last week that it has selected Charlotte, N.C. for a 2,000-employee global tech hub. The home improvement retailer said it's spending $153 million on the project. Lowe’s plans to create 1,600 jobs and bring about another 400 over from its headquarters office in nearby Mooresville, N.C. The retailer will be hiring for a…

Report: Walmart Appoints New Store No. 8 Head
June 5, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Walmart has hired Scott Eckert to run its investment arm and startup incubator, Store No. 8, according to an internal memo from Marc Lore, the retailer's head of e-commerce on Monday, and obtained by Reuters. Eckert is a former executive of Bain Capital Ventures, where he evaluated potential new investments and advised CEOs about existing…

An Inside Look at the State of Retail Talent
May 17, 2019 at 11:11 am

According to the latest sales forecast from the National Retail Federation, retail sales are expected to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent this year. For retailers looking to snag a piece of the $3.8 trillion pie, hiring qualified retail talent who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the business will be key. In fact, according…

Why Retail Recruiting is So Different Than Other Industries
May 15, 2019 at 10:44 am

The talent recruitment process is unique to every industry. Retail is certainly one of the more interesting ones. Retail is a world defined by trends — both internal and external. Additionally, it's one of the largest industries on the face of the planet, with sales projected to top $26 trillion by the end of 2019.…

Target Raises its Minimum Wage to $13 an Hour
April 4, 2019 at 11:48 am

Target Corp will raise its U.S. minimum wage to $13 an hour in June, from $12 currently, increasing its payroll costs and putting new pressure on rival Walmart to attract retail workers in a tight labor market. Minneapolis-based Target employs over 300,000 workers and runs 1,845 stores in the United States. The company is investing…

Levi's Hires Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer
February 22, 2019 at 11:25 am

Levi’s has hired its first artificial intelligence (AI) officer. Katia Walsh, who was most recently Vodafone’s chief data and analytics officer, will begin her tenure at Levi’s on April 29. According to a company statement, Walsh will focus on building “data, analytics and artificial intelligence enablers” that will strengthen the company’s present and future business…

REI CEO Stritzke Resigns Over Undisclosed Personal Relationship
February 15, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc., or REI, says its president and CEO Jerry Stritzke has resigned for failing to disclose a personal relationship with the head of another organization in the outdoor industry, according to a company statement. REI's board accepted Stritzke’s resignation “following an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding a personal and…