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Japan retail sales slipped again in April

MarketWatch - ‎6 hours ago‎
TOKYO--Japanese retail sales fell in April on the back of falling fuel prices and lower sales of household electronics. Retail sales fell 0.8% on year in April, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Monday, after a revised 1.0% drop the ...

Retail sales growth slowing: MasterCard

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
MasterCard's latest Spending Pulse report shows retail sales fell 0.1 per cent in April but grew by 2.8 per cent year-on-year, seasonally adjusted.

Ireland's largest retail trade event gives start-up food suppliers access to 1000 retailers

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Independent retailers from the across the country will have the opportunity to meet more than 150 suppliers, indigenous and multinational, at Ireland's largest retail trade event this Wednesday. The event, which is taking place in the Citywest Hotel in ...

'It's like having a personal shopper': Retail feels sting of Web, social media

CNBC - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr, co-founders of Clique Media Group, told CNBC the retail landscape has shifted in profound ways.

Calgary retailers hit the road during downturn - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Poch says the ability to keep her overhead low and to nimbly respond to niche customers makes mobile retail a perfect fit for Calgary during the city's current economic slowdown.

Week Ahead In Earnings: Insiders Bought At Ascena Retail & Sold At Vera Bradley and Cracker Barrel

Forbes - ‎7 hours ago‎
In this series, I've been examining insider moves ahead of earnings. Regarding what's coming for the week of May 30, I checked in with InsiderScore to scan for interesting insider moves that occurred over the previous quarter.

Want to help your retail customers shop more? Hire more women bosses: report

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎18 hours ago‎
Women provide customers with a better shopping experience, yet there's few women running a large retail brand in Australia, says Launa Inman, the non-executive director of Commonwealth Bank.

Retail Concentration

ValueWalk - ‎14 hours ago‎
This article reflects sentiments that Inditex has previously shared about the present and future of retail, including the reallocation of total store square footage into fewer locations.

Insolvency firms are hiring as retail collapses gather pace

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 28, 2016‎
In good news for insolvency firms but not much else, insolvencies are rising and the number of retailers appointing external administrators is also up.

RETAIL: Why Inland area still has room for brick-and-mortar stores

Press-Enterprise - ‎13 hours ago‎
“All retailers prefer dense areas,” according to Paul Galmarini, senior vice president of Progressive Real Estate Partners.
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Asian markets mixed, Nikkei up 1.2%, Shanghai flat

CNBC - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Japan's benchmark's Nikkei 225 index closed up 1.39 percent, or 233,18 points at 17,068.02, as the yen weakened against the rising dollar and on media reports that a planned hike in the country's consumption would be delayed.

Open Banking and PSD2 Market (Payment Services Directive 2) Impact on Retail Banking Industry

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎4 hours ago‎
The EU's Directive on Payment Services 2 (PSD2) will accelerate the fragmentation of Europe's retail banking industry following the global financial crisis.

Superette among new stores for ANZ Centre in Christchurch retail precinct

The Press - ‎11 hours ago‎
Outdoors gear retailer Macpac and Partridge Jewellers have also signed on as tenants. More leases are expected to be announced shortly.

Japan's Retail Sales Growth Stalled in April

Bloomberg - ‎5 hours ago‎
Japan released its retail sales figures for April. Bloomberg's Yvonne Man reports on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg).
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Canada Goose to open its first retail stores in Toronto and NYC - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Iconic Canadian brand Canada Goose, known for its popular luxury outerwear, said Thursday it plans to open its first retail stores this autumn. The company said it will open its flagship outlets in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October, and in ...

ERC lowers power retail threshold to 500kW

Manila Bulletin - ‎16 hours ago‎
Wider scope of end-users can soon exercise “power of choice” on their electricity supply procurement, as the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) already set the successive lowering of retail competition threshold to 500 kilowatts (kw). As stipulated in ...
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Bill Virgin: Great Restructuring hits retail

The News Tribune (blog) - ‎15 hours ago‎
The continued troubles and upheaval in retail were underlined and emphasized with reports in the past week that Sports Authority is closing all of its stores, including several in Washington.

Retail Store Companies For Long-Term, Reliable Dividends? A Cash Flow Analysis

Seeking Alpha - ‎28 minutes ago‎
As an industry, apparel and department retail stores are often not considered by income investors, as these industries tend to be cyclical in nature and so it can be logically reasoned that their dividends will not be sustainable during economic ...

Windfall for retail workers

The Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
WORKERS in the retail industry and related services are set to get a windfall after their National Employment Council awarded them a 15 percent wage increase backdated to December last year.
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Foreign retail brands open inside MCIA - ‎4 hours ago‎
A UK-based convenience store operator and a Danish brand of jewelry manufacturer are two of the latest retail brands to open its doors to passengers at Mactan-Cebu International Airport, announced airport operator and manager GMR-MEGAWIDE CEBU ...