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April Same-Store Sales Lag Estimates

Retailers are announcing April U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday morning. Research firm Retail Metrics had forecast a year-over-year increase of 1.3% for the month. That's a significant improvement from an ...
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Why Wal-Mart Is Adding Store Greeters? Shoplifting

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has announced it will add greeters at its stores. They are not there to make customers feel comfortable as much as to keep people from ...
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local produce

Whole Foods Finally Posts Solid Fiscal Q2

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company had $0.44 in earnings per share (EPS) on a record $3.7 billion ...
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April Same-Store Sales Forecast to Rise 1.3%

Several chain stores that still report monthly same-stores sales results will be announcing April numbers after markets close Wednesday and before they open Thursday. Analysts at Retail Metrics are projecting ...
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What to Expect From Whole Foods Earnings

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) is set to report its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. We have reached Whole Foods infamous May quarter yet ...
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Dollar General

Why Merrill Lynch Now Calls Dollar General a Stock for All Seasons

After Dollar General Corp.'s (NYSE: DG) analyst day, some analysts are turning increasingly positive on the company. Merrill Lynch in particular is seeing this as a stock for all seasons. ...
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Jefferies Sees 4 Great Undervalued Opportunities in Consumer Growth Sector

If the U.S. gross domestic product is so heavily dominated by consumer spending, it should be no mystery why so much effort revolves around that spending. The research team at Jefferies ...
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What to Look for in Kate Spade Earnings

Kate Spade & Co. (NYSE: KATE) is scheduled to report its first-quarter financial results before the markets open on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are calling for $0.05 ...
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Mother and Daughter

7 Unexpected Places to Find Great Mother’s Day Gifts

More than 15% of Americans over the age of 18 surveyed by the National Retail Federation (NRF) say that they don't celebrate Mother's Day. Or at least they don't celebrate ...
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Why Frederick’s of Hollywood Was Smart to Close Stores

Just a year ago, the Frederick's of Hollywood lingerie retail operation closed virtually all its stores as it entered Chapter 11. As a part of the process, it sold its inventory ...
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10 Things Amazon Sells for Under $10

One reason Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is so successful is that a customer can buy just about anything from the company or one of its resellers. In fact, the total ...
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Will a New Groupon CFO Help Investors Get Past Revenues?

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) has turned into an unloved deals site by investors, but the company is giving some news that it remains relevant to consumers here. What if all Groupon needs ...
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Analysts Liked What They Saw From Coach Earnings

Luxury accessories maker Coach Inc. (NYSE: COH) beat analysts' estimates on both the top and bottom lines Tuesday morning, giving the stock a boost of more than 3% on the ...
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Tiger Woods on the Course for First Time in 8 Months

After eight months away from the game he dominated for more than a decade, Tiger Woods teed it up at Bluejack National Golf Club near Houston on Monday and made ...
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The Container Store Wows Investors With Positive Comps

The Container Store Group Inc. (NYSE: TCS) reported fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Monday. The company said it had $0.20 in earnings per share (EPS) on ...
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