Retail

Why Merrill Lynch Is Growing Much More Bullish on Best Buy

Although Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) had a relatively weak fourth quarter, one key analyst believes that this electronics retailer is well-positioned to improve over the course of the ...
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Retailers on Record Bankruptcy Pace: S&P

The economic situation for U.S. retailers has gotten so bad that analysts have added a new word to an investor's vocabulary: over-stored. That means just what it implies: there are ...
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Online Privacy Worry Erodes Trust in E-Commerce

Traditional retailers may have a defense against complete decimation of their businesses. There is an increasing fear that use of e-commerce exposes people's online security and privacy. In a new ...
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How Many Stores Does Sears Have Left?

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), which owns Sears and Kmart, made two announcements recently. It has a new chief financial officer and it will close yet more locations. So what ...
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Bebe to Close All of Its Stores

Contemporary fashion retailer Bebe Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) will close all of its stores, which number 173, according to the company's recent filings. It has set a deal to sell ...
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10 Retailers That Control America’s Gasoline Sales

There are approximately 105,500 gas stations in America. Yet just 10 companies have a hammerlock on the industry. They own over half the stations in country. Seven are branded by large ...
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America’s Largest Mall, With 500 Stores, Turns 25 Years Old

News and forecasts about the death of malls are premature, at least for the largest one in the United States. Mall of America, which houses 520 stores, turns 25 years ...
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10 Things You Can Still Buy From RadioShack

When RadioShack announced it would go bankrupt two months ago, it was the second time in two years. The company's parent, General Wireless, said it would close several hundred stores ...
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CEO: ‘The Retail Bubble Has Now Burst’ — Which Retailers Are in the Most Trouble?

By Kashif, Investment Analyst at PrivCo, a private company financial intelligence platform On an earnings call with investors in March, Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Hayne admitted something his fellow retail ...
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Among Large, Trouble Retailers, 1 Million Jobs at Stake

Among America's eight most troubled large retailers, nearly 1 million jobs are at stake as the industry continues to collapse in on itself, damaged by sales that have continued to ...
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JC Penney to Put Off Closing Stores — CNBC

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) told CNBC iit will put off closing some of the 138 stores it said it would shutter. Originally, the locations were to close starting ...
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Pier 1 Sinks Despite Bottom-Line Beat

When Pier 1 Imports Inc. (NYSE: PIR) released its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday, the company posted $0.34 in earnings per share (EPS) and $528.4 ...
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Walmart.com Lowers Prices of a Million Items When Customers Pick Up at Stores

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has created a new way for customers to save money. People who order any of over a million products at Walmart.com can receive a discount ...
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Why Activist Investors Will Face Major Hurdles at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) has been one of the greatest fairy tale stories in food and grocery trends of a lifetime. After years of being one of the ...
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What Does Best Buy Gain From hhgregg’s Bankruptcy?

Indianapolis-based hhgregg Inc. (NYSE: HGG) announced last Friday that it would begin liquidating its assets over the weekend because it had failed to find a buyer for the company's inventory ...
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