Marianne Wilson

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Marianne Wilson is the editor-in-chief of Chain Store Age. With nearly three decades of experience at CSA, she is one of the most knowledgable retail editors in the industry. Over the years, she has been quoted in publications nationwide for her insights on retail, and has also served as a speaker at major retailing events in the U.S. and abroad. Marianne leads the CSA editorial team, overseeing content development across the brand’s online and print channels. She is also instrumental in the planning and execution of CSA’s Breakout Retailer Awards and Retail’s Top Women Awards.



C-Suite Moves: October report

Here’s a look at the major C-suite appointments that occurred in September (listed in the order they were announced).

First Look: Beyond Yoga opens first store beyond California

A female-founded and female-run athleisure and activewear brand is expanding into new markets.

Import cargo volume winding down as holidays approach

With most imported holiday season merchandise already here, inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is expected to slow during the remainder of 2023.

Lowe’s courts millennial customers with home repair workshops

Lowe’s is looking to help homeowners develop their home repair skills.

Shein opens holiday pop-up store in Forever 21

Shein continues to make limited forays into brick-and-mortar.

Walmart takes top retailer spot in Kantar PoweRanking

For the 27th consecutive year, a discount retailer has been ranked as the top retailer by its trading partners.

Amazon in new competitive move as it expands grocery delivery to non-Prime members

Shoppers no longer need to be a Prime member to order grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh — or Whole Foods in the near future.

Kohl's chairman to retire

The board of directors of Kohl’s Corp. is getting a new leader.

Seasonal hiring update finds retailers optimistic but cautious

Retailers added more seasonal hires this October than the same month last year.

H&M executive named president of Tommy Hilfiger

A global retailer veteran has been tapped to head up Tommy Hilfiger.