Retail

Best Buy

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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Cardboard Boxes

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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Ross Stores Opens 31 Locations Months After Macy’s Closes 40

Someone is doing something right in retail, and someone is doing something wrong. Mid-tier retailer Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) said it would close 40 stores in an announcement released in ...
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Best Buy

Best Buy Promotes Connected Home, Internet of Things

While there has been plenty of buzz for several years about the Internet of Things (IoT) and several products have brought to market that have IoT capability, only a relative ...
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Shoppers

June Retail Sales Leap Past Estimates

U.S. consumers are spending again after a slow start to the year. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Friday that in June some retail businesses have posted solid year-over-year gains, led ...
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Institutional Investors Warming Up to 3 Large Dividend Retail Stocks

As the markets have raced to record highs since the Brexit vote, some of the leading sectors have been areas of the market usually reserved for times when the macro ...
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Wal-Mart Claims Its Savings Are Permanent

You have to hand it to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT). The giant retailer is not going to give up its pursuit of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) for online business. ...
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JCP appliances

JC Penney Short Interest Slips to 81 Million Shares

J.C. Penney Co. Inc.'s (NYSE: JCP) prospects may be slightly better than those of Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) and Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD). However the short interest in its ...
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Amazon Echo

Will Amazon Prime Day Be Another Winner?

Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime Day is all about rounding up new subscribers to the company's Amazon Prime $99 per year ($10.99 monthly) free two-day delivery service that comes with ...
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Wal-Mart Takes Aim (Again) at Amazon Prime Day

Last summer Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) held its first "Prime Day" promotion, primarily an effort to get more subscriptions to its Prime service by offering low prices on thousands of ...
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Wal-Mart Online Sales Remain Tiny Fraction of Revenue

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has launched another free shipping program ahead of Amazon.com Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime special. The Amazon "Prime Day" event, on July 12,  is meant to ...
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