• Under Armour & Lululemon battle for sales   Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Under Armour & Lululemon battle for sales

    Lululemon wants men, and Under Armour is eyeing the ladies, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. A look at this holiday season's active wear holiday battle.

  • Athletic apparel battle: LULU vs. UA   Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    Athletic apparel battle: LULU vs. UA

    Sizing up Lululemon and Under Armour amid holiday shopping season, with CNBC contributors Stacey Widlitz and Jan Kniffen; and BuzzFeed's Sapna Maheshwari.

  • Barnes & Noble being investigated by SEC Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    The SEC has commenced an investigation into Barnes & Noble's accounting, pushing shares of the bookstore chain sharply lower.

  • I want a new CEO for Christmas   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 3:21 PM ET
    I want a new CEO for Christmas

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on which retailers is shopping for a new CEO and what kind of selection is available.

  • Amazon drone play distracts from reality: Pro Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 3:12 PM ET
    Amazon delivery via Prime Air drone

    The future of the e-commerce giant remains much more old-fashioned than Jeff Bezos lets on, said Bain Capital's Ajay Agarwal.

  • One place where bugs in the food isn't a mistake Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:08 PM ET
    Toasted crickets on blue corn tostada is just one of the items offered at Antojeria La Popular restaurant.

    A Mexican restaurant in New York's SoHo neighborhood is drawing customers (and buzz) with the latest food craze: a burger of pan-friend crickets.

  • Bars in stores—the latest retail gimmick Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Clothing retailers are adding more in-store bars, encouraging shoppers to mix Happy Hour and holiday errands.

  • J.C. Penney Co said it received an inquiry from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, seeking an explanation on their financial position.

  • Sales a feast for consumers, famine for retailers Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:20 AM ET
    Black Friday ad for Wal-Mart

    Consumers have feasted on discounts this holiday season, but it means thinner profit margins for retailers.

  • Why Ulta’s stock turned ugly Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 2:16 PM ET

    The stock of a beauty retailer Ulta shed more than 20 percent on Friday and Ulta's balance sheet has been showing red flags for quarters.

  • Apple uses iBeacon to follow willing shoppers Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple aims to guide you around once you're inside.

  • Sears to spin off Lands' End business Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    Sears Holdings said Friday that it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business as a separate company by distributing stock to the retailer's shareholders.

  • Apple's iBeacon feature   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 2:44 PM ET
    Apple's iBeacon feature

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the new way customers can shop at Apple stores.

  • Drink while you shop?   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:39 PM ET
    Drink while you shop?

    CNBC.com personal finance reporter Kelli Grant reports on retailers adding bars and restaurant spaces in stores for customers. Grant says retailers hope customers have a break inside the store instead of leaving.

  • Lamb skin and tanneries in demand   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Lamb skin and tanneries in demand

    Luxury brands are snatching up lamb skin, tanneries and crocodile skin suppliers. Chanel bought Bodin-Joyeaux Tannery, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Holidays are more about gifting than trading: CEO

    Gadget buyback company Gazelle reports iPad trades were up 175% compared to one year ago. Israel Ganot, Gazelle CEO, discusses the iPad trade business as well as the migration he sees from the Samsung Galaxy line to the iPhone.

  • These java gift cards will sell out in seconds Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:15 PM ET
    The 2013 rose-gold gift card

    Starbucks is back with its exclusive gift cards. But the company is only making 1,000 of the sought-after gift, and they'll like fly off the shelves.

  • No time for online: Shoppers rush to actual stores Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Workers handle packages at a UPS sorting facility in San Francisco.

    A shorter holiday calendar could send frenzied shoppers to physical stores for last-minute purchases, taking some sales away from e-commerce.

  • McFail: McDonald's out-of-touch tipping advice Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    McDonald's has committed yet another employee advice blunder, listing on its worker resource website pricey suggestions for holiday tipping.

  • Kohl's to hold marathon hours for Christmas rush Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Kohl's announced on Thursday that it will extend its holiday hours to 24 hours in the days leading up to Christmas.

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