Leadership

Unity Among Leadership Fuels Business Growth, Study Shows
February 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Did you know that companies with leaders who are united under a singular vision, purpose and aspiration develop more effective succession pipelines and, thus, drive business growth? Well, it's true, at least according to a new study from human resources consultancy Aon Hewitt called "People Fuel Growth." The study surveyed chief human resource officers from more than…

Top Women in Retail 2017
January 26, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Total Retail’s seventh annual list of the leading female executives in retail features a who’s who in the industry. This year’s honorees were chosen based on a number of factors, including being in a top-level position within a retail organization, scope of responsibility within that position, career achievements, and involvement within the retail industry. Use this list as a resource to learn more about these retail leaders, from what characterizes their leadership style to who they turn to for advice to what they would be doing with their lives if they had not gotten involved in the retail business. It’s an introspective look at some of the brightest minds in our industry.

An Analysis of the Benefits Retail Executives Receive
January 25, 2017 at 3:46 pm

As part of our continuing coverage of Total Retail’s Salary Benchmark Report, this week we take a look at the benefits that retail executives — CEOs/presidents/founders; chief marketing officers; C-level execs other than CEOs and CMOs; and vice presidents — are receiving in addition to their salaries and other financial perks. Specifically, the survey asked respondents…

Toys"R"Us Names New Chief Marketer
January 25, 2017 at 11:35 am

Toys"R"Us Inc. announced that Carla Hassan will join the company as chief marketing officer and executive vice president, starting Feb. 20. Prior to Toys"R"Us, Hassan was senior vice president, brand management for PepsiCo’s Global Beverage Group. In her new role, Hassan will be responsible for developing a global marketing strategy to grow the toy and…

Banana Republic President Out as Brand's Struggles Continue
January 25, 2017 at 11:02 am

Andi Owen, global brand president of Banana Republic, will be leaving the company in late February after 25 years with Gap, Banana Republic’s parent company. Gap CEO Art Peck will oversee the Banana Republic brand until a successor is named. "Andi has been an accomplished leader at Gap playing a number of key roles across…

How Job Title Affects Salary at Retail Companies
January 25, 2017 at 10:16 am

As a part of our continuing coverage of Total Retail’s Salary Benchmark Report, this week we take a look at how job titles affect retail workers’ salaries. As a reminder, the Salary Benchmark Report was produced after an online survey was sent to Total Retail’s audience over a two-week period in late June. The survey resulted in…

How Mobile Clienteling Will Affect Retail in 2017
January 24, 2017 at 11:25 am

In episode 73 of Total Retail Talks, recorded at last week's National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, Dominique Essig, chief experience officer at Bonobos, discusses how the menswear retailer is using mobile clienteling to create a better in-store shopping experience for its customers.

Top Women in Retail 2017: Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder, Rent the Runway
January 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Total Retail’s seventh annual list of the leading female executives in retail features a who’s who in the industry. This year’s honorees were chosen based on a number of factors, including being in a top-level position within a retail organization, scope of responsibility within that position, career achievements, and involvement within the retail industry. This week we feature Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway.

Top Women in Retail 2017: Helen Vaid, Global Chief Customer Officer, Pizza Hut
January 23, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Total Retail’s seventh annual list of the leading female executives in retail features a who’s who in the industry. This year’s honorees were chosen based on a number of factors, including being in a top-level position within a retail organization, scope of responsibility within that position, career achievements, and involvement within the retail industry. This week we feature Helen Vaid, global chief customer officer, Pizza Hut.