July 29- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said same-store sales growth cooled in the third quarter as it battles competition in the natural and organic grocery category it dominates, sending its shares tumbling 10 percent in after-hours trade. The Austin, Texas- based chain's same-store sales, a closely watched performance gauge for retailers, were up just...» Read More
Despite the uncertain state of the economy there is a standout group of big spenders this holiday season: pet owners.
Americans will spend nearly $53 billion on their cats and dogs this year. PetSmart CEO Robert Moran, offers insight. Pets are now being looked at as "members of the family," he says, discussing just how much is spent on pets during the holiday season.
Blue Nile’s investments are starting to pay off as the online jewelry retailer sees a return to growth and forecasts a record 2012, CEO Harvey Kanter, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Monday.
HSN is coming off the strongest weekend in its 35-year history, but CEO Mindy Grossman told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” the company is focused on customer engagement across all its sales platforms, not on a single day or weekend.
How well retailers fare on Cyber Monday will offer insight into Americans’ evolving shopping habits during the holiday shopping season.
This was supposed to be the "Year of the Tablet" but Black Friday dispatches from the mall keep pointing to strong sales of big-screen TVs. So what gives? Didn't shoppers get the memo?
Black Friday bargains aside, uncertain economic times have launched consumers on a never ending quest for “great value on great products”, the president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers told CNBC Friday.
The CEO of department store goliath Macy's said Friday he has no immediate plans to open the company's doors earlier to conform with the recent trend of early Thanksgiving sales.
Every year it seems the holiday season gets more competitive for retailers. First it was free shipping, now it’s free layaway and price-matching in guaranteed, speedy in-store pickup. Promises, promises. But do the programs really work?
New hope for the beer business? According to recent survey by Consumer Edge Insight, 39 percent of alcohol-drinking consumers name beer as their favorite category.
Wal-Mart worker protests and walk-offs planned for Thursday night and Black Friday had the retailer taking them seriously enough to send a top executive to the TODAY show this morning to downplay the story.
Kosher turkeys are slowly taking a larger share of the Thanksgiving market, with some companies seeing customers who don't keep kosher buying kosher poultry.
Bargain seeking consumers are expected to flock to the toy store on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Toys R Us CEO Gerald Storch told CNBC on Wednesday.
If you're going to a Walmart on Black Friday to score a cheap TV, the drama unfolding in the parking lot between labor and management might be bigger than what you’ll eventually watch on the screen.
If you are looking to do a little prep for Black Friday shopping by comparing TV prices online, Best Buy is not going to be much help today. The site has been showing a notice: "Our site is incredibly busy! Please be patient while we shovel you a path." And it's not even Black Friday!
A recent survey found that many tapped-out buyers would prefer that Santa Claus not even bother coming down their chimney.
In a rare move, Wal-Mart is trying to stop a union-backed group from staging a series of demonstrations against the company on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.
Football history will always link former NFL quarterbacks Drew Bledsoe and Rick Mirer together. The wine business may link their future.
Set the alarm clock! There's finally a really good reason for beer lovers to wake up early on Black Friday morning. Black Friday, the beer.
A world without Twinkies is like a world without a fluffy sugary fake creamy center. Hostess Brands says it will stop operations and liquidate the entire company if striking workers don't get back on the job by tonight.