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  • CHICAGO, May 18- Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales at established U.S. stores, as investments to bring more customers into the discount retailer paid off and a bigger push into e-commerce boosted online purchases, sending its shares flirting near a 52- week high. Wal-Mart and analysts said the company is...

  • CHICAGO, May 18- Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales at established U.S. stores, as a huge investment to bring more customers into the discount retailer paid off and a bigger push into e-commerce boosted online purchases, sending its shares to a 52- week high. "Wal-Mart's long string of investments in labor and...

  • CHICAGO, May 18- Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday reported higher-than-expected quarterly sales at established U.S. stores, as more customers visited the discount retailer and its e-commerce push boosted online purchases, sending its shares up 1.3 percent in early trade. Wal-Mart's strong results show the retailer is benefiting from its $2.7 billion...

  • LONDON, May 3- British supermarket Sainsbury's on Wednesday reported a third straight year of underlying profit decline, despite the boost to earnings from last year's purchase of Argos, the general merchandise retailer. Sainsbury's, which trails market leader Tesco in annual sales, also cautioned that it saw no let-up in the intensely competitive UK market...

  • LONDON, May 3- British supermarket Sainsbury's on Wednesday reported a third straight year of underlying profit decline, despite the boost to earnings from last year's purchase of Argos, the general merchandise retailer. Sainsbury's, which trails market leader Tesco in annual sales, made an underlying pretax profit of 581 million pounds in the year to March 11.

  • TOKYO, April 12- Aeon Co posted a lower-than-expected annual operating profit, but the top Japanese retailer expects results to improve this year as it takes measures to improve profitability and shore up its struggling general merchandise stores. For the year ended Feb. 28, Aeon reported an operating profit of 184.7 billion yen, up 4 percent from a year ago but...

  • NEW YORK, April 5- The default rate among U.S. retailers will jump to 9 percent, equivalent to $6 billion worth of debt, in the next year as consumers keep gravitating to discounters and online shopping, Fitch Ratings said on Wednesday. The rating agency's view came the day after Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, raising the sector's default rate...

  • March 16- U.S. discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a 13.7 percent increase in quarterly sales on Thursday, helped by higher spending at its stores driven by strong demand for home products. Net income rose to $414.2 million or $1.49 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Feb. 3, from $376.2 million or $1.30 per share a year earlier. Net sales rose to $6.01...

  • Feb 6- Eastern Outfitters LLC, the parent of discount chain Bob's Stores and outdoor retailer Eastern Mountain Sports, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, the latest U.S. retailer to do so amid increased competitive pressure facing the sector. Eastern Outfitters listed assets and liabilities in the range of $100 million to $500 million, according to...

  • Britain's biggest retailer Tesco reported a 0.7 percent rise in underlying Christmas sales in its home market, capping a year of recovery with a solid performance over the key festive period.

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Britain's biggest retailer Tesco reported a 0.7 percent rise in underlying Christmas sales in its home market, capping a year of recovery with a solid performance over the key festive period. Tesco, which like Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons have been battling with the rise of German discounters Aldi and Lidl, said underlying sales in its UK stores...

  • *Japan's consumer prices fall for nine straight months. TOKYO, Jan 11- Aeon Co posted a 51 percent jump in its third-quarter operating profit as brisk business at supermarkets, drug stores and discount outlets helped the biggest retailer by sales in Japan offset losses at its general merchandise stores. Operating profit for quarter ended Nov. 30 was 13 billion...

  • *Expected to open 120-150 stores on East Coast. BERLIN, Dec 13- German discounter Lidl, which has expanded rapidly in Europe to become one of the continent's biggest retailers, has started a recruitment drive in the United States anticipating a launch there in 2017 or 2018.. Lidl, which runs more than 10,000 stores in 27 countries in Europe, is expected to open its...

  • *Lidl expected to open 120-150 stores on East Coast. BERLIN, Dec 13- German discounter Lidl, which has expanded rapidly in Europe to become one of the continent's biggest retailers, has started a recruitment drive in the United States ahead of its expected launch in the country in 2017 or 2018.. Lidl, which runs more than 10,000 stores in 27 countries in Europe, is...

  • *Expanding in fast-growing eastern Europe. Steinhoff, on its own spending spree for no-frills furniture and general merchandise assets in Europe, bought Poundland for $800 million, a deal analysts said would be a prelude to an overhaul at the British retailer. "Management is quite confident that a multi-pricepoint and a different mix of product is definitely...

  • The Montreal- based retailer opened 18 stores in the third quarter ended Oct. 30, bringing the total number of stores to 1,069.. Dollarama's general, administrative and store operating expenses rose about 5.3 percent to C $116.97 million. The company's net income rose to C $110.06 million, or 92 Canadian cents per share, in the quarter, from C $100.08 million, or 78...

  • Dec 1- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a surprise drop in quarterly comparable sales and tempered its full-year profit forecast, hit by lower grocery prices and reduced food stamp coverage in several U.S. states. The company's shares were down 7.3 percent at $71.67 in morning trading on Thursday. "It became apparent that our incremental actions...

  • Dec 1- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a surprise drop in third-quarter comparable sales, largely due to lower grocery prices and a reduction of food stamp coverage in several U.S. states. The company's shares were down 4.3 percent at $74 in light premarket trading on Thursday. The company's net income fell to $235.3 million, or 84 cents per share,...

  • Workers stand in a Dunkin' Donuts.

    Dunkin' Donuts' CEO joined CNBC to discuss the company's current and future plans.

  • Shoppers queue to pay for their goods at the 'easyFoodstore' in north-west London on February 2, 2016.

    An ultra-discount food store opened by the owner of budget airline easyJet earlier this week was forced to close after shelves were emptied.