Retail

Retailers Completing Hiring for the Holidays

There is a chill in the air, and even though Halloween is several weeks away, Americans are starting to think about holiday shopping, as retailers complete their hiring plans. The ...
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Online Shopping to Dominate Holiday Season

At some point, e-commerce could pass brick-and-mortar shopping as the dominant force in holiday shopping. According to one new study, that will happen this year. A new study from consulting ...
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As Nordstrom Drops Going Private, JC Penney Value Craters

Wall Street has started to make final bets on which retailers will survive the holiday season intact. Yesterday, as a major Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) board member left, its ...
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Nordstrom Suspends Plan to Take Company Private

Family members of the board of tony retailer Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) Monday notified the board that they have suspended exploration into taking the Seattle-based company private. Shares of Nordstrom ...
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Strong Retail Sales Setting Up for 2017 Holiday Season

Is it possible that the traditional brick-and-mortar retail stores finally will not have a disappointing holiday spending cycle at the end of 2017? The chipping away by Amazon has been ...
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Is It Time to Abandon Ship on Sears?

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) saw its shares take a step back early on Monday after it was announced that there would be a big change in its board of ...
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National Vision Announces Potential Pricing for IPO

National Vision Holdings has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). The company expects to price its 15.8 ...
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Macy’s to Open 5 PM on Thanksgiving, Heightening Tensions Over Store Hours

The reasons to shop online grew again as Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) has decided to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, a controversial decision for some who believe retail workers ...
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September Retail Sales Highest Since 2015

U.S. consumer spending increased by 0.7% year over year in September and rose by 1.6% year over year, the largest increase in two and a half years, according to Friday ...
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Holiday Shoppers at the Starting Gate: More Than Half Set to Shop Before November 1

It may be the season of the witch, but for many consumers, it is the start of the holiday shopping. Nearly half of consumers plan to begin holiday shopping before ...
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Why J.Jill Shares Are Getting Cut in Half

J.Jill Inc. (NYSE: JILL) shares fell into a tailspin on Thursday after the company updated its third-quarter guidance. The company only came public back in March, but since then it ...
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How Kroger Is Gearing Up to Fight Amazon

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) shares saw a nice uptick early Wednesday after the grocer came out and said at its annual investor conference that it plans to redefine the food ...
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In Sears Canada’s Demise, a Hint of Things to Come in the US

Sears Canada went into a liquidation process that will end the retailer's presence in Canada. Several estimates put the number of people who will lose jobs at 12,000. The news ...
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Walmart Sees Online Sales Up 40%, Total Sales to Top $500 Billion

At its investors' day conference in Bentonville, Arkansas, today, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will say that it expects online sales to rise by 40% year over year, well above ...
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Has Amazon Lost the Luxury Goods Market?

The market for luxury goods depends, indeed thrives, on exclusivity, the key to keeping prices high. That may be the primary reason that luxury goods makers protect their brand so ...
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