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5 Retail Industry Predictions for 2019
January 4, 2019 at 9:03 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Joe Keenan offers five predictions for the retail industry in 2019, from a variety of sources.

Sears Chairman Makes Bid to Buy 500 Stores, Save Brand
December 7, 2018 at 2:45 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss the bid from Sears Chairman and former CEO Eddie Lampert's company ESL Investments to purchase 500 of the retail chain's stores for $4.6 billion. This offer comes as a last-ditch effort to save the brand from potential liquidation, but may not…

States Introduce New Online Sales Tax Laws: What Retailers Should Know
October 11, 2018 at 4:38 pm

On this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss the recent enactment of online sales tax laws by 10 more states (Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin), as well as what retailers should be thinking about and doing as online sales tax becomes…

With More Store Closures Planned, is Sears Doomed?
August 31, 2018 at 11:38 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss what Sears latest round of store closures means for its future, as well as the steps the company can take to turn its fortunes around.

An Analysis of Total Retail's 2018 Salary Benchmark Report
July 6, 2018 at 10:06 am

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss key findings from the 2018 Salary Benchmark Report. This resource can be of help to both retail employees as well as employers as they look to negotiate fair and competitive compensation packages. Download the report today to empower yourself with…

2 Supreme Court Rulings That Will Impact Retail's Future
June 29, 2018 at 8:43 am

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss two Supreme Court rulings in the past week that will have an impact on the retail industry going forward. First up is the High Court's decision to side with states in the South Dakota vs. Wayfair case — giving…

What Retailers Need to Know About GDPR
May 18, 2018 at 10:31 am

In this week's episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan and Joe Keenan discuss the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including the implications for retailers’ businesses, steps they can take to ensure compliance, and more. Make sure to check out this video, as the regulation goes into effect a week from today (May…

Retail Bankruptcies, Store Closures Beginning to Mount in 2018
March 16, 2018 at 11:22 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Caitlin Sullivan discuss the recent surge in retailers announcing store closures (Toys"R"Us, Foot Locker, Abercrombie & Fitch) and bankruptcy filings (Claire's Stores, The Walking Co.), and what this means for the future of brick-and-mortar retail.

The Supreme Court Takes on Online Sales Tax
March 9, 2018 at 11:54 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Caitlin Sullivan discuss the hot-button issue of online sales tax, which has been in the news recently since the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. South Dakota is seeking the authority to collect sales tax for…

A Recap of the Week's Top Retail News
March 2, 2018 at 10:57 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Caitlin Sullivan reviews the top retail news of the week, including Dick's Sporting Goods, Walmart, and other retailers changing their policies on gun sales; Sam's Club's announcing a partnership with Instacart that will enable the Walmart business to start delivering groceries to its customers; and a…

Retail Right Now: What Corporate Tax Reform Means for Retailers
February 2, 2018 at 10:14 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Executive Editor Joe Keenan and Senior Editor Caitlin Sullivan discuss what corporate tax reform could mean for the retail industry, including the actions already taken by some leading brands — Walmart, Home Depot, Apple, Starbucks — to invest these savings into their employees as well as…

Retail Right Now: Toys"R"Us, Aerosoles File for Bankruptcy
September 22, 2017 at 10:28 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Taylor Knight reviews the top retail news of the week, including two retailers — Toys"R"Us and Aerosoles — filing for bankruptcy, and Kohl's offering free returns for Amazon.com customers starting in October.

Retail Right Now: Amazon's 1-Click Checkout Patent; Nordstrom Local
September 15, 2017 at 11:06 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, get the latest retail news, including the launch of Nordstrom Local, a merchandise-less store; Amazon.com's 1-Click patent expiring; and the e-commerce giant's search for a new North American headquarters.

Retail Right Now: Amazon Accused of Price Gouging, Sued Over Eclipse Glasses
September 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

Review the top retail industry news of the week in this episode of Retail Right Now, including a potential bankruptcy filing by Toys"R"Us; Amazon.com being accused of price gouging as Hurricane Irma prepares to make landfall in Florida; and Amazon facing a class-action lawsuit over selling eclipse glasses that weren't safe for users.

Retail Right Now: Macy's Job Cuts; Wal-Mart, Google Partnership
August 25, 2017 at 10:00 am

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail reviews the week's top retail news stories, including Wal-Mart's patent for a floating warehouse, Wal-Mart's partnership with Google to enable voice shopping from the discount retail chain, and Macy's job cuts and poaching of eBay exec Hal Lawton.