retail

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.
Douglas A. McIntyre
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.
Jon C. Ogg
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.
Jon C. Ogg
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.
Jon C. Ogg
Hiring in the retail sector for the first two months of the holiday season reached an eight-year high of more than 622,000.
Paul Ausick
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...
Jon C. Ogg
Retail sales posted a small gain in October's monthly readings but looked solid on the year-over-year readings.
Jon C. Ogg
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.
Paul Ausick
Early estimates of consumer spending this holiday season may have been too low, according to a new survey from Morning Consult.
Paul Ausick
Retail analysts at eMarketer expect 2019 holiday season spending to top $1 trillion for the first time ever.
Paul Ausick
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...
Jon C. Ogg
Amazon released mixed third-quarter financial results after markets closed Thursday, and shares of the e-commerce empire retreated in after-hours trading.
Chris Lange
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.
Jon C. Ogg
Americans generally like the winter holiday season and for a third, shopping for holiday gifts is a big part of the season's joy.
Paul Ausick
Seasonal hiring is expected to be no better than flat to 2018 totals this year, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Consumers are still spending but remain concerned about the effects of...
Paul Ausick