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Retail Same-Store Sales Forecasts Trending Down

So few retailers report monthly same-store sales any more that quarterly reports are about all we have to gauge how sales and store traffic are doing. And things for the ...
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13 Serious Ways to Save on Back-to-School Spending and 8 Top Destinations

Each year's back-to-school shopping season acts like a mini-Christmas and mini-holiday season in August for retailers. While it is a fraction of total retail versus the holidays, the wave of ...
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Did You Just Buy a Fake at eBay?

The number of counterfeit and fake items buyers have received from eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) sellers totals more than 400,000 listed or sold, according to a recent report. The online ...
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Whole Foods Earnings Don’t Taste Right to Investors

Whole Foods Markets Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported fiscal third-quarter financial results after markets closed on Wednesday. This company is on the path to expansion with 365 new stores, but at ...
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Groupon Earnings Turnaround Drives a Short Seller Frenzy

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) has seemingly been down and out for long enough that many investors have either written off the company or forgotten about the daily deals and discounting ...
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What to Expect From Whole Foods Earnings

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) is scheduled to report fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are calling for $0.37 ...
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Why Goldman Sachs Thinks Whole Foods May Be Stuck in the Mud

If you have been a patron of or an investor in Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) you have seen a wild ride up and down more than once or ...
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Starbucks Makes Key Management Shift in Americas: How Customers May Notice

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has become one of the biggest and best brands in the entire world. It revolutionized the coffee business, and Starbucks wants to take on new frontiers ...
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Best Buy Tries the Black Friday in July Promotion

Among the marketing ploys retailers use, none is better than pretending a day during which huge numbers of shoppers hit the stores to a completely different date when very few ...
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A 7-Step Plan to Save Best Buy

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY), nearly beaten to death by Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and big-box retailers with built-up consumer electronics departments, has kept turning itself around and around ...
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Starbucks Delivers Records but Sales Miss May Jolt Value Concerns

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) has released its fiscal third-quarter results for the period ending on June 26, 2016. The coffee giant reported that its global comparable store sales increased 4%, which ...
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Wal-Mart to Drop Sale of Items With Toxic Chemicals?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) should not have been selling items that contain toxic chemicals. However, now that the world's largest retailer admits it has, the best course of action, it ...
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Will Back-to-School Season Put a Bullet in Sears?

Back-to-school season is a big deal for brick-and-mortar retailers, according to the Deloitte research on the subject for the 2016 shopping season. Other than the final 10 weeks of the year, ...
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Amazon Chops Prices of Preowned, Open-Box Items

What happens when people buy products from Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) that they then returned, but in good condition? It resells them to get some revenue from inventory that is otherwise valueless. ...
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Amazon Hammered for Counterfeit Sales

The development and growth of online megastores like Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) have led to increased numbers of counterfeit ...
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