Retail

Are You Being Cheated When You Buy Lumber at Home Depot?

Home improvement stores Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Menard's are the targets of class action suits filed last week in federal court charging the companies with selling lumber that ...
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Bed Bath & Beyond Hits Multiyear Low After Earnings

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) reported its fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets closed Thursday, and as a result the stock hit a multiyear low. In fact, ...
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Mall of America, Nation’s Biggest, Also Pays Most of Any Shopping Center in Taxes

The Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping center, also holds the distinction as the biggest taxpayer of any mall in the country, according to data provided by Commercial Cafe. ...
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Will Walmart Bid for Whole Foods?

The Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) buyout of Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) was partially to flank Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), which counts on groceries for a large portion ...
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Why Argus Is the Only Firm Defending Kroger

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) recently had an absolutely devastating week in which its stock dropped nearly 28%. This was the result of weak guidance and then an earth-shattering merger announcement ...
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Will Walmart Make an Offer for Whole Foods?

One analyst from Barclay believes the bidding for Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) may not be over. While it and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) have a "definitive deal" at ...
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What This Whole Foods Acquisition Means for Walmart and the Rest of the Industry

There was a major shock among grocery stores this past week that threw the industry on its head. Prior to the acquisition news, we speculated that this industry might be ...
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Will Amazon Deal for Whole Foods Cripple America’s 38,000 Grocery Stores?

The Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) deal to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) was primarily aimed, according to many experts, at the huge grocery business of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. ...
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Starbucks Barista Accused of Bullying NC Customer

When a customer orders a coffee drink at a Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX), the barista typically writes the customer's name on the cup so that when the drink is ready ...
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What’s Amazon Up To With Whole Foods Purchase?

Once you read the terse press release announcing Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), a first reaction might be to question the sanity of ...
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How Amazon Buyout of Whole Foods Challenges Wal-Mart

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) shares were halted in early trading Friday after some earth-shattering news hit the market. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is making an incredibly ambitious purchase ...
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Is This the Death of Grocery Stores — All Over Again?

After a massive run higher, the national grocery store chain business model seems under fire from all angles. Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) appears to be having its worst day, after ...
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Kroger Earnings Aren’t Enough to Balance Out Guidance

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) reported its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday. The company said that it had $0.58 in earnings per share (EPS) and $36.28 ...
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Father’s Day Spending Expected to Top $15 Billion

Father's Day retail spending is expected to set a record. The National Retail Federal (NRF) forecasts sales to reach $15.5 billion, up from $14.3 billion, the previous record for the ...
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Weak Auto Sales, Falling Gasoline Price Push Retail Sales to 16-Month Low

Declining vehicle sales and the tumbling price of gasoline weighed on May retail sales, which sank 0.3%, the weakest in 16 months, according to data released by the U.S. Department ...
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