Retail

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El Pollo Loco Sets IPO Terms, Remains Above Original Estimates

El Pollo Loco Holdings has set its formal terms for an initial public offering (IPO). Be advised that these terms can change before the formal IPO, literally up until the ...
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Why Does J.C.Penney Have 42 Stores in New York?

Throughout its debt and revenue struggles, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) has closed very few stores. Since the company loses money, it stands to reason that many of its ...
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PetSmart Stock Price Diverges From Fundamentals

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) may be trading more on outside forces than it is off of fundamentals. That is the take of Bank of America Merrill Lynch at any rate, ...
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Tracy Morgan’s Lawsuit Against Walmart Cites Failed Technology

The speeding tractor-trailer big rig owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) that collided last month with a limo occupied by comedian Tracy Morgan and some friends was equipped with a ...
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Retail Sales to Be Closely Watched This Week

Consumer spending is said to make up close to 70% of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), so that means that retail sales are of a paramount importance. This Tuesday we ...
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American Apparel Shares Ready to Double

With new financing in place, the appointment of new board members in the offing and an upcoming resolution about whether founder Dov Charney will remain as CEO, American Apparel Inc. ...
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The 4 States Killing Walmart

At the end of January, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) had 4,837 stores across all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. That is 44% of Walmart's global total, ...
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June Retail Sales May Be Softer Than Expected

Retailers are announcing June U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 4.9% year-over-year, marking the largest monthly gain since January 2013. After the ...
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Family Dollar Earnings Will Bring More Pressure From Carl Icahn

Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) reported third-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The discount retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.85 on revenues of ...
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June Retail Sales Growth Forecast at 18-Month High

If the forecast for retail sales growth is accurate, U.S. retail same-store sales will rise 4.9% in June, marking the largest monthly gain since January 2013. Including comparable store sales ...
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Why Container Store Is Now at Post-IPO Low!

When the Container Store Group Inc. (NYSE: TCS) came public in November last year, the stock price doubled in the first half-hour of trading. Shares peaked at more than $47 ...
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American Apparel Claims Charney is Still Its CEO — Update

UPDATE: Hedge fund Standard General has reached a preliminary agreement to supply $25 million in financing to American Apparel as the company tries to stabilize its finances and reconstitutes its ...
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American Apparel Gives Control to Hedge Fund

The board of directors of troubled fashion retailer American Apparel Inc. (NYSEMKT: APP) has reached an agreement with hedge fund Standard General under which control of the company passes to ...
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Where Are Walmart’s Customers Going?

An improving job market has not helped Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (NYSE: WMT) sales. Bill Simon, CEO of Walmart U.S., made that observation to Reuters. What he did not say is ...
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American Apparel Needs a Merger

American Apparel Inc. (NYSEMKT: APP) may need to find a merger candidate or a retailer to buy it out. Battles between current creditors could put it in the untenable position ...
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