retail

The often-asked question is whether Amazon.com should be broken into pieces. Here's why investors might want to see the Amazon Web Services (AWS) business spun out, with or without the government’s...
Investors have been rewarding companies in a down stock market if they can withstand the new stay-at-home economic impact. On the flip side, investors have been punishing the companies which are...
Shopify has been a very good business for both its clients and its investors. But both groups have to have some level of anxiety as the world of e-commerce shifts rapidly, often radically, every year.
Gap was in the process of looking to carve out its Old Navy business into a new company that was outside of the Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta brands. That effort is now history.
It is rather important to evaluate retail sales when it comes to the broader economy. Somewhere close to 70% of total U.S. gross domestic product is tied to spending at the consumer level.
Discretionary spending has been quite strong over the past decade, and the economy is far stronger than reported for many months in 2019. RBC has three top picks in the hardlines retail sector.
Hiring in the retail sector for the first two months of the holiday season reached an eight-year high of more than 622,000.
Some U.S. companies do most of their manufacturing overseas and may face continued tariff woes in 2020, and many others have significant exposure to China and other developing markets where growth...
Retail sales posted a small gain in October's monthly readings but looked solid on the year-over-year readings.
J.C. Penney reported third-quarter results that were better than the low expectations and investors appear to believe that the turnaround is gathering steam.
Early estimates of consumer spending this holiday season may have been too low, according to a new survey from Morning Consult.
Retail analysts at eMarketer expect 2019 holiday season spending to top $1 trillion for the first time ever.
It's one thing to think that there is a value investor's dream awaiting in the shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance. It's another thing to consider that a member of the Dow Jones industrial average...
Amazon released mixed third-quarter financial results after markets closed Thursday, and shares of the e-commerce empire retreated in after-hours trading.
In a sensitive economy in which growth is slowing enough that recession fears are high, every single economic report is given a very close look.