Retail

Amazon Apparel Sales Undressing Target

The battle for customers between Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is well-known and well-documented. In one retail sector, though, the battle is between Amazon and Target ...
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Even Sears Claims Tax Reform Benefits, Along With Declining Same-Store Sales and Revenues

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) is one of those dying companies that just refuses to accept defeat. The company made a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ...
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Why January Retail Sales Were Lower Than Expected

U.S. consumer spending increased by 3.6% year over year to $492 billion in January but dipped by 0.3% month over month from a downwardly revised December total of $493.3 billion. ...
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Barnes & Noble Plans to Fire Staff, Maintain Customer Service at Same Time

Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) had bad news for some of its workers, good news for investors and uncertain news for customers. They dying book retailer will cut its ...
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Once Major Competitors, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Each Lay Off Workers

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) started as an online bookstore in 1995. The largest company in the book retail business then was Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS). Over the intervening years, ...
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Walmart Shares Still Positive for the Year as Investors Become Optimistic About Plans

Even though it remains in a death battle with powerful Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is one of the few Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks that is ...
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Amazon Plans for Whole Foods to Make Deliveries

While it may be another one of Jeff Bezos's ideas to gain market share while losing money, the Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) grocery store business will start to make deliveries. ...
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Tapestry Joins Ranks of Beating Earnings, Scoring Analyst Upgrades and Challenging Highs

You don't need to bother telling Tapestry Inc. (NYSE: TPR) that the market went into a brief panic earlier this week. The company most investors remember as Coach, prior to ...
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Toys ‘R’ Us Store Closure Sales Begin

Toys "R" Us recently announced the closure of a number of stores as part of a restructuring strategy to make the company a more viable and competitive business. Store closing ...
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As Almost a Third of Retail Moves Online, Shopping Centers Can Change or Die

A new estimate of the power of e-commerce forecasts that 32% of U.S. retail sales will be done on the internet by 2030. Shopping centers, already hollowed out of many ...
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How Lowe’s Is About to Steal Home Depot’s Thunder

In the world of home improvement and construction supplies, investors have preferred the shares of Home Depot Inc. (NYSE HD) over Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) for some time now. ...
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Kroger’s Turnaround Brings in $2.15 Billion for Sale of Convenience Store Operations

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has been doing what it can to regain lost ground for shareholders over the past year. As its shares have recovered, much of the Amazon-Whole Foods ...
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As Retail Continues to Disintegrate, Bon-Ton Goes Bankrupt

Whatever firewall brick-and-mortar retailers hoped to build against e-commerce over the holiday has failed quickly for many. The latest to succumb to the rapid-paced shift to online spending is Bon-Ton Stores, which ...
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Will You Save More at Amazon or Walmart?

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) decided a couple of years ago that it would not simply roll over and get slaughtered by Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). The Arkansas-based company has poured ...
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Another Huge Global Retailer Plans to Close Large Number of Stores

H&M is not among the best-known retailers in the United States, although it has fashion stores in America. The Swedish company is one of the largest store chains in the ...
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