Personal Development

Retailers Gather in Person Again at retailX
July 15, 2021 at 6:21 pm

Back from a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, retailX will be taking place Aug. 24-25 in Chicago. The two-day conference will feature a mix of content and unique networking opportunities, and has confirmed attendees from some of the industry's leading companies, including Target, Ulta, Under Armour, Lowe's, Macy's, among many others. Whether guiding…

Walmart's New App Designed to Empower Store Associates
June 7, 2021 at 6:28 pm

Walmart has launched Me@Walmart, an app for U.S. store associates designed to simplify daily tasks as well as empower them to easily serve customers and plan for life outside of work. The app's features include scheduling, enabling associates to easily view their shifts up to two weeks in advance; a mobile clock-in feature; push-to-talk, which enables…

The New Next Gen
March 11, 2021

Meet the Women Who Have Transitioned Their Careers for Successful Second Acts

Top Execs, Career Coaches, Networking: Women in Retail Leadership Days
March 4, 2021 at 7:26 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss 2021 Women in Retail Leadership Days, an upcoming virtual event hosted by Total Retail’s sister brand, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC). This month-long virtual experience is one of a kind, designed specifically for women leaders at top retailers and…

Could 2021 Be the Year You Finally Become Your Own Boss?
January 15, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Perhaps you always dreamed of starting your own business, but the notion failed to evolve beyond dream status because you didn’t have the money or the nerve you felt you needed to pull it off. Maybe — as was the case with many people — 2020 proved disastrous to your career aspirations when the company…

Ron Thurston on Why Retail is More Than a Job, it's a Career
January 13, 2021 at 5:59 pm

In this clip from the December 2020 Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Ron Thurston, vice president, stores at INTERMIX and author of "RETAIL PRIDE," shares with moderator Rachel Williamson, chief strategic retail advisor of Running Great Stores, LLC, what advice he gives to people considering a career in retail. Thurston notes that retail is…

How to Be a Successful and Persuasive Communicator While Working Remotely
April 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm

As social distancing becomes the new normal throughout the U.S. and the world, professionals across industries are making drastic and immediate changes to their work and presentation styles. With the quick shift to working from home, business leaders, lawyers, and sales and marketing teams are navigating new terrain — figuring out how to effectively communicate…

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).