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J.C. Penney Still Struggles To Survive

In a sea of larger competition, J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) continues to battle to survive. A decade ago, at least its financial results were not continually eroding. J.C. Penney management ...
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Boot Barn Files For Secondary Offering

Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a secondary offering. This offering includes 5.5 million shares and an underwriter’s option ...
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Why Almost Every Whole Foods Analyst Is Running Scared

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) has been gutted yet again after its earnings report. The company has been facing serious competition from traditional grocery chains and has more upstarts ...
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Is This the Death of Growth at Whole Foods?

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) released its fiscal-third quarter financial results after the markets closed Wednesday. The organic and natural foods grocer had $0.43 in earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Back-to-School Sales Could be Disappointing This Year

Second only to the November-December holiday season in importance, back-to-school shopping has long been a critical time of year for many retailers. This year, however, shopping for school supplies for ...
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Amazon Online Audience Is 120% Higher Than Walmart’s

Following the company’s surprise second quarter profit, Amazon.com Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) market cap jumped over that of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), the company often described as the world’s largest ...
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Best Buy Cannot Avoid Its Own Black Friday in Summer

After Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) posted success with Black Friday in summer sales, troubled electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) has decided ...
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What Does a Lower Forecast Mean for JC Penney, Sears and Wal-Mart?

On Wednesday, the National Retail Federation (NRF) revised its retail sales growth forecast for 2015 down slightly from 4.1% to 3.5%. The NRF expects sales will expand 3.7% over the ...
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Home Depot Makes an Unusual but Very Strategic Acquisition

Before the markets opened Wednesday morning, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Interline Brands, a distributor and direct marketer of broad-line ...
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Shake Shack Files to Sell 4 Million More Shares

Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) had a wildly successful initial public offering (IPO), but much of that excitement has been dialed back significantly after shares peaked above $96 briefly. Even ...
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Growing Concerns Spark Big Downgrade for Best Buy

Over the past three years, Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) has not just survived but actually thrived. In this time, the company grew its brand into one of the ...
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Ollie’s Enters the Market With a Bang

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OLLI) entered the market Thursday with a bang. Shares debuted at $20.75 well above the pricing at $16. The original expected price range was ...
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Would Selling Real Estate Really Drive Macy’s Significantly Higher?

Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) is already the king of mall-based and standalone department stores in America. Still, an idea for Macy's to greatly boost its value that has made the ...
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Was Amazon Prime Day a Dud?

Everybody was watching to gauge the impact of Wednesday’s Amazon Prime Day, a promotion dreamed up by Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) to give the company an opportunity to earn even ...
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A&P Stores on Track to File for Chapter 11

What was once the largest retailer in the United States is on the verge of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea, better known as A&P, ...
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