• JC Penney's plan: Out with the new, in with the old Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    After two years of declining sales, J.C. Penney is reducing some high-profile brands introduced by former CEO Ron Johnson and reviving old labels.

  • CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the results from a CNBC economic survey that details where Americans are doing the majority of their holiday shopping and what percentage use "smart devices" to make purchases.

  • CNBC's Courtney Reagan takes a look at where American consumers are shopping this holiday season. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • The outlet shopping sector is good: Expert     Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 10:34 AM ET

    Trinity D'Andrea-Almiger, Lodi Station Outlets General Manager, discusses if the weather will keep consumers inside during the holidays and which retailers are driving sales at the malls.

  • Holiday sales suffer as the rich spend less: Survey Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 7:03 AM ET
    Customers on the escalator at Macy's in New York on Nov. 28.

    A new survey paints a contradictory portrait of consumers, and of their finances and willingness to spend ahead of the critical holiday season.

  • Where consumers are spending their money     Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    Steve Sadove,Saks former chairman & CEO, provides an inside look at this holiday shopping season. People are clearly moving to the internet, says Sadove.

  • Mindy Grossman, HSN Inc. CEO, shares her views on the retail outlook this holiday season, and discusses her company's big bet on mobile. "It is a race for share of wallet," Grossman says.

  • PGA Tour Superstore fits golfers to a 'tee'     Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    Dick Sullivan, PGA Tour Superstore CEO, and Arthur Blank, Home Depot co-founder, discuss the retailer's growth prospects. If you have an interest in golf or tennis you'll want to be in one of our stores, says Blank.

  • Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation president & CEO, and Steve Sadove, former Saks chairman & CEO, discuss how the budget deal will likely impact retailers and consumers. Also a look at the holiday shopping season. Retailers have a lot of inventory out there, says Sadove.

  • Tanger CEO with the outlook on outlets     Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    Steven Tanger, president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlets, discusses this season's holiday shopping trends.

  • Let it snow! Determined shoppers will 'find a way' Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 9:47 AM ET
    File photo: shoppers make their way in the snow in Union Square, in New York.

    The snowstorm moving through the Midwest and aiming at the Northeast this weekend shouldn't hurt holiday shopping too much, said the founder of Jarden.

  • War over women: Ann Taylor vs. Chico's     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    Does Ann Taylor or Chico's make a better stock bet? Neely Tamminga, Piper Jaffray, and Jan Kniffen of Worldwide Enterprises, take their positions.

  • Crunch time as holiday approaches     Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 7:24 AM ET

    Brendan Hoffman, Bon-Ton CEO, reveals how his company is attracting consumers this shortened holiday season. Our website is our fastest growing channel, says Hoffman.

  • All in with same-day delivery     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 4:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports that Home Depot is investing in same-day delivery capabilities.

  • 'Layaway Santas' to the rescue! Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    So-called Layaway Santas aren't new, but they have been growing ever since a report pointed out the phenomenon in 2011.

  • Happy PS4 & Merry Xbox-mas: Retail pro     Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    What's hot this holiday season? Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst is eyeing Coach; and Natali Morris, independent technology reporter, and Christopher Horvers, JPMorgan retail hardlines analyst, dissect console sales.

  • Thinking about an extended warranty? Read this Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Today's service plans are significantly better than those sold 10 or 15 years ago. Most states now require these contracts to have disclosures.

  • All mixed up: Retail sales soar—and so do claims Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 8:38 AM ET
    Shoppers at Somerset Collection shopping mall in Troy, Mich.

    The number of new U.S. unemployment claims rose sharply last week, even as retail sales gained solidly.

  • Lululemon forecasts flat Q4 sales; shares tumble Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 9:54 AM ET
    Amy Steiner leads a yoga class while dressed in Lululemon Athletica yoga clothes on Dec. 10, 2013, in Miami Beach.

    Lululemon said it expects flat same-store sales in the crucial fourth quarter, sending its shares sharply lower.

  • Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist & senior managing director, discusses the state of consumer spending and how it is affecting holiday retail earnings reports. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on the overall economy and the taper.

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