Personnel

The 12 Months of Christmas
October 3, 2017 at 9:38 am

Consumers often decry the early appearance of holiday shopping commercials and decorations. For retailers, however, preparing for the holiday shopping season has become a year-round effort, especially when it comes to fulfillment center staffing. With e-commerce continuing to grow in popularity, much of today’s labor demand has shifted from brick-and-mortar stores to fulfillment centers. As…

Has Your Employee Recognition Program Grown Cobwebs?
July 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm

Consumers often decry the early appearance of holiday shopping commercials and decorations. For retailers, however, preparing for the holiday shopping season has become a year-round effort, especially when it comes to fulfillment center staffing. With e-commerce continuing to grow in popularity, much of today’s labor demand has shifted from brick-and-mortar stores to fulfillment centers. As […]

Wal-Mart Announces Guaranteed Pay for Military Workers
May 25, 2017 at 10:09 am

Wal-Mart wants to make sure its employees who take time off to serve in the military never have to take a pay cut. The company on Tuesday announced a new pay policy for all full-time and part-time workers who leave for voluntary or involuntary military assignments. Wal-Mart's pledge is to cover the difference in pay…

Retail Tops Job Losses Report
May 8, 2017 at 12:28 pm

The retail industry announced 11,669 job cuts in April, the highest total among all industries, bringing the year-to-date total to 50,133. That's up 36 percent from the 36,977 retail sector job cuts announced in the first four months of 2016. The retailers responsible for the most job cuts this year include Macy's (10,000), J.C. Penney…

Target Cuts CEO's Pay 33% After Disappointing Year
May 2, 2017 at 10:03 am

Target Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell got no bonus and saw his pay cut by one-third after a year marred by disappointing sales, customer defections and executive departures. Cornell’s compensation declined 33 percent last year to $11.3 million, most of which came from stock awards valued at $9.65 million, according to a proxy statement filed…

Amazon's Jobs Strategy Helping it Conquer Retail
April 26, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Amazon.com will add another 100,000 full-time jobs over the next 18 months, company founder and CEO Jeff Bezos proudly announced earlier this year. The new jobs are great, but a closer inspection shows Amazon may simply be adding back jobs it helped kill off. For example, Amazon played a large role in eliminating more than 50,000 jobs…

Academy Sports + Outdoors Names Sam Johnson Executive Vice President, Retail Operations
April 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Academy Sports + Outdoors, a sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, named Sam Johnson as its executive vice president of retail operations, effective April 24. Johnson joins Academy after seven years with HHGregg, where he most recently served as chief retail officer. At HHGregg, he led store operations, customer relations, commercial sales, real estate and visual merchandising. Prior…

Estée Lauder's North American Group President to Retire
April 12, 2017 at 12:51 pm

The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. announced this week that Thia Breen, group president of North America, is retiring after 40 years with the company. Breen will be succeeded by Chris Good, Estee Lauder's president of U.K. and Ireland, while Philippe Warnery, current general manager for Canada, will be named senior vice president and general manager for…

UK Supermarket Asda Offers Raises for Flexible Scheduling
March 14, 2017 at 11:43 am

Asda, the British supermarket owned by Wal-Mart, is offering staff in its stores a 14 percent rise in hourly pay if they sign a contract requiring more flexible work schedules. Britain's No. 3 supermarket said on Monday it will offer its 135,000 store staff a base rate of 8.50 pounds ($10.39) an hour from October, up…

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…