How Retail Salaries Differ by Department
January 11, 2017 at 12:11 pm

As part of our continuing coverage of Total Retail’s Salary Benchmark Report, we are taking a look at how retail professionals’ salaries change depending on what department they work in. 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…

rue21 Announces Executive Promotions
January 4, 2017 at 5:47 pm

rue21, a teen specialty apparel retailer, this week announced two promotions to its executive leadership team. Dirk Armstrong has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Armstrong has been with rue21 for nearly five years and was formerly senior vice president and director of stores. Brett Trent was named to the newly created…

Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO PepsiCo
January 4, 2017 at 4:57 pm

"Just because you are CEO, don't think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I've never forgotten that."

Happy New Year and Welcome to Total Retail Executive!
January 4, 2017 at 4:12 pm

New Year's marks new beginnings: new people to meet, new adventures to explore, and new memories to create. At Total Retail, this New Year means the launch of our new weekly e-newsletter, Total Retail Executive! We know you’re all busy C-suite retail executives, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to deliver a content-rich e-newsletter…

From the C-Suite: Kathy Doyle Thomas, Executive Vice President, Half Price Books
January 4, 2017 at 3:16 pm

As a feature in its Winter 2017 print issue, Total Retail's Editorial Advisory Board shared their expert opinions on what they believe will be the top trends to impact the retail industry in 2017. In part one of this series, we talked with Kathy Doyle Thomas, executive vice president for Half Price Books. Total Retail Executive:…

Does Education Level Affect Retail Executives’ Salaries?
January 4, 2017 at 11:10 am

It's time for our next installment of coverage from Total Retail's Salary Benchmark Report. This week we examine how a retail executive's level of education impacts his or her salary (see the chart below). As a reminder, the Salary Benchmark Report was produced after an online survey was sent to Total Retail’s audience over a two-week…

Sears CEO to Give $200M to Struggling Retailer
January 3, 2017 at 10:35 am

Sears Holdings Corp. CEO Eddie Lampert is opening his wallet once again to help keep the struggling retailer in business. Lampert, a hedge fund manager and Sears’ biggest investor, will offer a $200 million letter of credit to the department store chain through affiliates of his firm, ESL Investments Inc. The amount could be expanded to…

How Experience Affects Retail Executives’ Salaries
December 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

As part of our continuing coverage of Total Retail's Salary Benchmark Report, this week we examine what impact, if any, experience level has on retail executives’ 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…

5 Steps to Success for Today’s CMOs
December 1, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Being a chief marketing officer is an exhilarating experience — it's a lot like running a triathlon and then following it with a base jump. Not only do you play an active role in building a company and brand, but the decisions you make have direct impact on the company’s business outcomes for years to…

Michelle Peluso on What Makes Great Leaders, Disruptors
December 1, 2016 at 10:21 am

Michelle Peluso, chief marketing officer of IBM, recently spoke at the IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference in Philadelphia. Peluso talked about how she's always been surrounded by disruption throughout her career at companies like Site59, Travelocity, Citi…