Since our beginnings more than 50 years ago, Retail Merchandiser has displayed an uncanny knack for recognizing the emerging trends in retail. From accurately predicting the revolution that saw mass merchandisers become the kings of retail to prognostications on the ways that the Internet would impact brick-and-mortar stores, our magazine has grown and evolved to cover every aspect of the retail world in print, on the web and through social media.

Today, we cover it all - traditional retail, online retail, the retail supply chain, licensing. If it has to do with retail, we're there. Through our conversations with the c-suite, product managers, brand managers, senior marketing executives and senior sales executives from the front line to the back room, we are taking the pulse of how the products and services retailers need are delivered, how traditional and online retailers are connecting with consumers, and how licensors, licensees, retailers and suppliers can work together to bring new products to life and to retailers’ shelves.

Our editorial mission remains firmly rooted in the vision of our magazine’s founders: to help lead the industry by providing our readers with accurate and balanced information upon which to make better business decisions.

Our September/October 2008 cover story, “Green Spree,” won a gold Eddie in the retail category, and the entire issue won a bronze award in the retail category. In addition, the May/June 2010 cover story, “A New Alternative,” won a gold Eddie for best single article in the retail category, while "Digital Licensing Stars" from our January/February 2012 issue won a silver Eddie for best series of articles in the B-to-B category.