Retail

How Amazon Is Stealing Search From Google

While Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) trails Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google by a factor of nearly six in search advertising, Amazon's share is expected to rise by three percentage points ...
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Amazon Tells Us What’s Important — to Amazon

U.S. corporations are not known for their willingness to adopt a public stance on controversial political issues. On pocketbook issues, they are rarely silent, in either word or action. Just ...
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Is Bed Bath & Beyond’s New CEO the Start of a Turnaround?

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) shares jumped on Thursday after the firm announced that it would be adding a new chief executive officer to its roster. This has ...
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A New CEO Won’t Help Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) has named a new chief executive officer. Traders pushed shares up sharply on the news. The fact of the matter is that the ...
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An Amazing Number of People Can’t Remember What Gifts They Got Last Year

U.S. consumers are expected to loosen their wallets a bit this year and spend around 4% more on holiday gift giving than they did last year. From a retailer's perspective, ...
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Walmart Seeks Help for Personal Shopping Service

When Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) kicked off its Jetblack personal shopping service in 2017, the $50-per-month membership fee was not aimed at its average customer. The idea, born in the ...
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Does Costco Deserve More Credit for Q4?

When Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) released its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, the membership club giant said that it had $2.47 in earnings per ...
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Will Holiday Retail Sales Really Be That Good?

The National Retail Federation (NRF) on Thursday released its sales estimate for the 2019 holiday season. The retail industry association expects a year-over-year increase of 3.8% to 4.2% in holiday ...
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Only 85 Shopping Days Until Christmas

According to some measures, the holiday retail sales period lasts from October 1 to December 31. It is a time that makes or breaks a number of retailers and could ...
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What to Expect When Costco Reports After the Close

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) is scheduled to release its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. The consensus estimates are calling for $2.54 in earnings per ...
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Bed Bath & Beyond Squeaks By in Q2

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) reported fiscal second-quarter financial results after markets closed Wednesday. The retailer said that it had $0.34 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.7 ...
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What to Expect When Bed Bath & Beyond Reports After the Close

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) is scheduled to release its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.27 in ...
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Vendors Stiffed by Sears Want the Company Liquidated, Not Reorganized

A bankruptcy judge in New York is scheduled to rule Thursday on the Chapter 11 reorganization plan for Sears Holdings, the parent of Sears and Kmart stores. On Monday, as ...
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Costco Wants to Sell More Cars

For the past several years, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) has teamed up with General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) to offer Costco club members special pricing on new GM vehicles ...
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Forever 21 May Get Rescued — by Mall Owners

When Forever 21 filed its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection claim on Sunday, among its 15 largest creditors were mall owners Simon Property Group, Brookfield Property Partners and Macerich. The fast-fashion ...
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