Chain Store Age Magazine

Chain Store Age Magazine Chain Store Age is the #1 source of news and analysis for retail executives.
Chain Store Age is the nation’s leading provider of retail news and analysis for retail headquarters executives across all sectors of the industry, both in print and online. CSA reports on and analyzes trends and strategies in all areas of store operations and store development, including technology, marketing, human resources, finance, store design & construction, facilities management and real estate.
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Chain Store Age has been published since 1925. Its readers include chain headquarters decision makers from department stores, discount stores, specialty stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, variety stores, general merchandise stores, drug stores, home centers and hardware chains, and non-store retailers as well as shopping center owners and developers. Chain Store Age readers set corporate strategies and are involved in capital goods and equipment purchases necessary to implement them. Readers make purchasing decisions in excess of $200 billion a year. The Chain Store Age website, Chainstoreage.com, provides daily news updates and related retail information, plus a daily e-newsletter on general retail news, Retail Executive Update. It also transmits a bi-monthly e-newsletter on Real Estate, OnSite, on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The SPECS (Store Planning, Equipment and Construction Service) e-newsletter, StoreSpaces, is transmitted on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Sponsorship opportunities are available for all e-newsletters. Chain Store Age produces the SPECS (Store Planning, Equipment and Construction Service Seminar) Conference and Executive SPECS, both of which are annual events. It also sponsors the the annual Retail Store of the Year design competition.

Neiman Marcus, Chick-fil-A and Lifetime Fitness are just a few retailers ready to take the stage at SPECS 2020! https://...
02/23/2020

Neiman Marcus, Chick-fil-A and Lifetime Fitness are just a few retailers ready to take the stage at SPECS 2020! https://buff.ly/39WFhFU

Report: McKinsey outlines five significant trends transforming the U.S. grocery sector. #retail #grocery #report
02/21/2020
McKinsey: Five trends shaping U.S. grocery

Report: McKinsey outlines five significant trends transforming the U.S. grocery sector. #retail #grocery #report

The explosion of online grocery shopping is one key trend affecting the industry, according to McKinsey & Company.

These 10 states have the most Amazon Handmade artisans. #retail #Amazon #study
02/21/2020
This state has the most Amazon ‘makers’

These 10 states have the most Amazon Handmade artisans. #retail #Amazon #study

The U.S. state and city with the most sellers on the Amazon Handmade store are on opposite coasts.

Fast-casual restaurant powerhouse names new CEO.  #csuite #restaurant #chains
02/20/2020
Focus Brands names new CEO

Fast-casual restaurant powerhouse names new CEO. #csuite #restaurant #chains

Focus Brands has tapped a Hilton veteran as its new chief executive.

Amazon Care rolls out to employees at Amazon.com's Seattle headquarters. #retail #amazon #healthcar
02/19/2020
Report: Amazon goes live with employee health offering

Amazon Care rolls out to employees at Amazon.com's Seattle headquarters. #retail #amazon #healthcar

Amazon employees at its Seattle headquarters reportedly now have full access to the Amazon Care virtual health service.

Nike is getting a new CFO and a new COO.  #retail #csuite #Nike
02/19/2020
Leadership shuffle at Nike

Nike is getting a new CFO and a new COO. #retail #csuite #Nike

Nike is getting a new CFO and a new COO.

Walmart Q4 sales miss Street expectations.  #retail #finance #Walmart
02/18/2020
Walmart Q4 comes up short — and so does outlook

Walmart Q4 sales miss Street expectations. #retail #finance #Walmart

Walmart Inc. reported disappointing holiday results as a shorter shopping season and weak demand for toys, video games and apparel cut into its results.

Natural Life expects to have seven locations up and running by early this year.  #CBD #expansion
02/14/2020
Natural Life to expand via franchising

Natural Life expects to have seven locations up and running by early this year. #CBD #expansion

Natural Life is looking to roll out its unusual store concept.

What’s not to love about these emerging technologies poised to transform retail ?#Retail #technology  #trends
02/14/2020
Three retail tech trends we love

What’s not to love about these emerging technologies poised to transform retail ?#Retail #technology #trends

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here is some adoration for a few emerging technologies poised to transform retail.

Jeff Bezos will be under the spotlight in “Amazon Empire” on @PBS Tuesday. https://buff.ly/2SoJ88v #retail #Amazon #Jeff...
02/13/2020
Amazon and Jeff Bezos getting the 'Frontline' treatment

Jeff Bezos will be under the spotlight in “Amazon Empire” on @PBS Tuesday. https://buff.ly/2SoJ88v #retail #Amazon #JeffBezos #Frontline

An upcoming episode of PBS’ acclaimed investigative journalism series “Frontline” will put Jeff Bezos under the harsh glare of the spotlight and examine how Amazon is reshaping commerce, work and technology.

How can brands minimize shopper disruption during open-store remodel projects? Chick-fil-A’s David Millican, DaVita Kidn...
02/13/2020

How can brands minimize shopper disruption during open-store remodel projects? Chick-fil-A’s David Millican, DaVita Kidney’s Monica Munoz and others share best practices at SPECS 2020! https://buff.ly/31Jw5lj

New Zealand-based Rodd & Gunn  wants to expand in the U.S. #retail #expansion #menswear
02/12/2020
Rodd & Gunn in store expansion mode

New Zealand-based Rodd & Gunn wants to expand in the U.S. #retail #expansion #menswear

Rodd & Gunn has its sights set on expanding in the U.S.

Data shows that the Valentine’s Day shopping season starts earlier than many retailers realize.  #retail #valentinesday
02/11/2020
Consumers love mobile shopping for Valentine’s Day

Data shows that the Valentine’s Day shopping season starts earlier than many retailers realize. #retail #valentinesday

Dating apps are not the only reason consumers turn to their phones as Valentine’s Day approaches.

Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 associates for the spring season. #retail #hiring
02/11/2020
Home Depot in spring hiring blitz

Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 associates for the spring season. #retail #hiring

The Home Depot is getting ready for its busiest season of the year.

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