This store tour focuses on Back to School merchandising for 2015.
Ulta reported net sales increase of 19.4% and comp sales of 10.1% in its second quarter. Comp sales were primarily driven by a 7.0% growth in traffic and 3.1% growth in the average ticket. Additionally, ecommerce sales grew 43.4%.
Albertsons saw a positive 1Q15 in terms of comps and pro forma sales, but still realized a loss of $126 million.
Fred's reported sales growth of 11% and comp sales growth of 0.9% in its second quarter. Though Fred's has seen improvement in its front-end sales, its retail pharmacy department has been struggling as the industry experiences changing [...more]
Massmart, the South-African subsidiary of Walmart, saw revenue rise 9.1% in the first half of 2015. Amidst growing currency pressures and challenging macro conditions in the market, profit dropped 26%.
Dutch grocery retailer Jumbo Supermarkten saw a sales increase of 26% to €3.164 billion for the 1H15 compared to 1H14.
Pharmabox has opened its first automated pharmacy retail store, which carries over 140 products, in Florida. The kiosks are accessible 24 hours a day and Pharmabox plans to install more of these kiosks in locations where retail stores are not [...more]
Walmart in El Salvador invests $15 million annually to develop private label resulting in a portfolio of 385 products in the categories of grooming, cleaning, textiles. furniture, appliances and more. With these, Walmart aims to offer 10% to [...more]
As competition from other online delivery services looms, the world's biggest online grocery specialist, Ocado, looks to expand its product offerings to also include its technology.
Zara is opening its first store in Paraguay's shopping complex, El Paseo la Galeria, which is under construction and expected to open in 2016.
Subway, Dunkin' Donuts, Hooters, McDonald's, Johnny Rockets, Sbarro, Outback, and Domino's Pizza are all opening new stores in Brazil with the aim of capturing middle-income consumers, snagging bargain leases, and taking advantage [...more]
Raley's Family of Fine Stores plans to open its first smaller-store format in Sacramento in 2017. The new location will be 36,000 square feet, about half the size of the retailer's traditional supermarkets.
Home Depot is adding digital signage related to its "Do More" do-it-yourself campaign at store locations in Mexico.
A look at Target's results and initiatives from 2Q15.
Earth Fare - Atlanta, Georgia- Aug 2015
Home Depot - Ypsilanti, Michigan - Aug 2015
Lowe's - New York, New York - Aug 2015
Toys "R" Us - Chicago, Illinois - Aug 2015
Kroger - Louisville, Kentucky - Aug 2015