retail

There seems to be an insatiable appetite from the investing community for the great growth stories in America. Earnings and dividends almost seem to not even have any place at all when it comes to...
Retail sales in the United States rose for the third straight month in July, but the rate of growth has dropped to just 1.5% month over month.
There may still be no clear reasons for brick-and-mortar retailers to start a massive celebration yet, but those endless growth rates in online spending have started to come down.
One thing that has changed in travel is that families are exploring the great outdoors again. Purchases of recreational vehicles, or RVs, as well as anything related to camping and outside...
Anyone who has walked by or driven past strip malls knows that many of the businesses there are closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic. What may not be as obvious is just how many of those...
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.