| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Sam's Club is rolling out a credit card with a microchip to prevent fraud, the first major retailer to switch to a more secure payment card after hackers made off with a trove of private customer data at Target Corp. last year.
The warehouse retailer,...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:31 AM
PF Chang's is investigating claims of a data breach involving credit and debit card data stolen from restaurant locations in the United States, the restaurant chain said on Tuesday.
A number of newly stolen credit and debit cards appeared on an...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Target Corp. is hiring an IT expert from General Motors Co. to beef up its data security following a massive breach that continues to weigh on its reputation.
Brad Maiorino will head up technology risk and information strategy, a newly created position....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:03 AM
After images of gun-toting activists in Target Corp. stores spread online through social media, a gun-control advocacy group is urging the Minneapolis retailer to ban firearms at its stores.
A petition launched this week by Moms Demand Action for Gun...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Retail sales in the Chicago area rose 4.8 percent in 2013 to $110.8 billion, topping pre-recession totals, according to a report released this week by Melaniphy & Associates Inc., a Chicago-based retail and real estate consultancy.
Not since 2007, when...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Chcicago-based Sears Holdings Corp said on Wednesday it was looking at selling its 51 percent stake in Sears Canada Inc, a move that could trigger a deal for the entire Canadian operation, though a quick and easy sale was seen as unlikely. Sears Holdings,...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Retail heavyweights such as J.C. Penney Co., Gap Inc., Nike Inc. and Walgreen Co. are joining forces with the Retail Industry Leaders Assn. to try to protect the industry from hackers and other cybercriminals.
On Wednesday, the companies and the trade...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:24 PM
A man arrested by Texas police over his alleged involvement in the devastating data breach at retail chain Target Corp last year was in fact picked up in a "street-level arrest" unrelated to a broader federal investigation into the matter, a law...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (both in Lanvin) were among the well-heeled and the genteel that turned out for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala benefit for the fashion exhibition "Charles James: Beyond Fashion," on Monday in New...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Target Corp. is hoping its newly hired chief information officer Bob DeRodes and its plan to switch its in-house payment cards to a more secure chip-and-PIN system from MasterCard Inc. will help it avoid another massive data breach.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Twenty-eight attorneys general from 24 states, three U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. are pressuring five retailers, including Walgreen Co. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to follow the move by CVS Caremark Corp. and end sales of tobacco.