Personal Development

The 50 Best Retail Tips of 2018 Are Here!
January 9, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Total Retail is excited to present to you its 50 Best Retail Tips of 2018! For the past several years, the Total Retail editorial team has spent time in the fourth quarter poring over the work of our expert contributors to identify the 50 very best tips of the year, and 2018 was no exception. We…

How to Deal With Professional Heartbreak
August 15, 2018 at 12:26 pm

We’ve all experienced disaster in the workplace. If you haven’t yet, you’re bound to experience professional heartbreak at some point. It happens in every career. Some of it is out of your control, some of it is due to your own actions. I spent months trying to get over my bad review, and it affected me far too long (I can now say looking back).

Gender Influences Retail Execs’ Views on Compensation Fairness
July 31, 2018 at 12:12 pm

When asked in a recent survey to choose the answer that most closely aligned with how fairly they believed they are compensated from a market-level perspective, more than one-third of female retail executives chose either "not so fairly" or "not at all fairly." That compares to just 21 percent of male respondents who chose those same…

Report: Retail Professionals’ Salaries Increase With Age
July 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Well, at least there are some things that get better with age (besides wine). According to Total Retail's 2018 Salary Benchmark Report, retail professionals who are 65 years or older have the highest annual base salary. The report was based on an online survey sent to Total Retail's audience earlier this year. When evaluating retail…

Total Retail's 8th Annual Top Women in Retail List
January 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Total Retail and the Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC), sister brand of Total Retail, are proud to present our eighth annual list of the Top Women in Retail, a comprehensive list of leading female executives in the retail industry. We'd like to thank Synchrony Financial, the exclusive sponsor of this year's Top Women in Retail list. 

A Chat With Amanda Willinger, VP, Digital and E-Commerce, LAGOS
October 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm

We were honored to catch up with Amanda Willinger, vice president, PR, digital and e-commerce at LAGOS. Amanda has an inspiring career path, beginning with her origins in the art world and rising through the ranks at LAGOS, a designer fine jewelry brand. This interview with Amanda features her thoughts on shifting consumer behaviors, LAGOS’…

Can Multigenerations Coexist in the Workplace? Part 1
July 19, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Below is part one of a three-part series that Total Retail Executive will be publishing over the next three weeks.  Within the last two years, there has been a proliferation of analysis about millennials and what motivates them, how they perform in the workplace and what their impact is on workforce culture. This always includes…

Be Like Madonna and Transform Yourself Like a Chameleon
June 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

Throughout the 80s and 90s, pop-star Madonna was the undisputed master of continually reinventing herself. To the passive observer, her ability to adapt and change just ahead of her popularity waning likely seemed lucky and unchoreographed. However, if analyzed, it's amazing to observe how just as one trend was hitting the downside of the bell…

Does Experience Impact Financial Benefits Received?
March 8, 2017 at 10:25 am

Our coverage of Total Retail’s first annual Salary Benchmark Report continues this week as we examine what impact, if any, experience level has on the financial benefits that retails executives receive from their employers. As a reminder, the Salary Benchmark Report was produced based upon the responses to an online survey that was sent to Total Retail’s audience over a two-week…