Personnel

An Analysis of Retail Executives’ Salaries
January 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm

As part of our continuing coverage of Total Retail’s Salary Benchmark Report, this article focuses specifically on the salaries of C-suite retail executives — CEO/president/founder; chief marketing officer; C-level exec other than CEOs and CMOs; and vice president. The Salary Benchmark Report was produced after an online survey was sent to Total Retail’s audience over…

Alibaba's Ma Meets Trump, Promises to Bring 1 Million Jobs to US
January 10, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma met U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday and laid out the Chinese e-commerce giant's new plan to bring one million small U.S. businesses onto its platform to sell to Chinese consumers over the next five years, an Alibaba spokesman said. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd expects the initiative to create one million U.S.…

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…

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…

More Retailers Agree to Halt ‘On Call’ Scheduling
December 20, 2016 at 12:06 pm

On Tuesday, six retailers agreed to stop the practice of on-call scheduling after they received inquiries about it from a group of state attorneys general. They join a growing number of retailers that have vowed to ditch on-call scheduling and give their employees more predictable hours. Aeropostale, Carter’s, David’s Tea, Disney, PacSun and Zumiez all said…

Bed Bath & Beyond Target of Class-Action Suit Over Overtime Pay
December 20, 2016 at 11:30 am

Bed Bath & Beyond is being sued by a group of New Jersey workers who claim the company has been shorting its employees of overtime pay for years. The class-action lawsuit accuses the company of violating New Jersey's Wage and Hour Law by not paying some of its employees time-and-a-half for hours worked over 40 hours. The salaried employees were allegedly…

Total Retail Releases First Annual Salary Benchmark Report
December 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

I have some exciting news to share with you! Total Retail is announcing the release of its first annual Salary Benchmark Report, which is comprised of data analyzing key statistics on retail executives’ salaries, benefits and views on career growth potential. Over the years, Total Retail's audience has asked us for comprehensive salary information to…

The Limited Going Out of Business?
December 6, 2016 at 10:54 am

Limited Stores LLC is cutting jobs while facing a possible permanent shutdown. The New Albany, Ohio-based women’s apparel retailer filed a notice with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services saying it could lay off up to all 248 employees at its home office and shutter that facility in the wake of disappointing sales. Layoffs began…

Judge Blocks Overtime Rule; Retailers Cheer Decision
November 23, 2016 at 10:30 am

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million salaried workers from taking effect, imperiling one of the outgoing president's signature achievements for boosting wages. U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, in Sherman, Texas, agreed with 21 states and a coalition of business groups, including the…

Nordstrom to Hire Fewer Temporary Holiday Workers
October 25, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Nordstrom said it would hire about 11,400 temporary employees for the holiday shopping season, about 3 percent fewer than last year. The company said about 9,500 temporary employees will be hired in sales and stock positions at its 123 Nordstrom stores in the United States and Canada and 213 Nordstrom Rack stores in the United States. Another…