Editorial Panel: Innovative Long-Term Growth – Serving Readers First. Marianne Wilson, is editor in chief of Chain Store Age, where she has covered the retail industry for more than 20 years. In addition to managing, and developing content for, the print publication, Marianne is also responsible for the web site, and daily and weekly newsletters. She also works closely on the content side with Chain Store Age’s events business. Prior to this, Marianne was an editor in the Hearst Corp.’s B2B division. Marianne is a graduate of Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in journalism.