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J.C. Penney is getting booted from the Standard & Poor's 500 index after losing more than half of its market value this year.
Brendan Hoffman, Bon-Ton Stores president and CEO, says the last 6 months haven't given much of a reason to be optimistic for the holiday season but the last month may have turned it around.
For retailers, the outlook for this holiday season is shaping up as a mirror of the widening wealth gap of the American shopping public.
With less vacant retail space available amid an improving economy, retailers are experimenting with pop-up stores within existing larger spaces.
Wal-Mart announces it will start Cyber Monday two days early by offering steep website discounts two days after Thanksgiving.
McDonald’s is getting grilled over its employee advice, after suggesting returning purchases and bringing a sack lunch.
"Shoppers are gravitating towards deals," says Oliver Chen of Citigroup. Gap reported Q3 revenue of $3.98 billion, and Chen discusses the quarter and recent trends in retail.
Looking ahead to retail performance, and sharing his top picks in the space is Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group. "Everyone is fighting back against Wal-Mart right now," he explains.
Bill Taubman of The Taubman Centers, weighs in on retail going into the holiday season.
The fast-food giant is not offering the cult favorite nationally but instead will let franchisees choose whether or not to put it on their menu.
Spending on gift cards is expected to reach a record high this year, as shoppers search for practical gifts.
Is Abercrombie and Fitch worth investing in? Susan Anderson, FBR Capital Markets, and Howard Tubin, RBC Capital Markets, debate the retailer.
Retailers are pushing black Friday sales earlier this year, letting consumers walk away with doorbuster deals up to a week before the holiday.
Hugh Johnson of Hugh Johnson Advisors, is very wary of putting any low-end retailers in his portfolio. Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, weighs in.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports some low-end consumer headwinds weighing stocks down.
Gap is reporting Q3 EPS of $0.72 on revenue of $3.98 billion. Roxanne Meyer, UBS retail analyst, and Richard Jaffe, Stifel retail analyst, discuss whether it's time to gamble on this stock just ahead of the holiday season.
Gap and its Banana Republic and Old Navy brands are flooding consumers' inboxes with discounts every day, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
CNBC's Bob Pisani explains why he sees high end retail doing better than low end retail.
Good news for holiday shoppers: You may have more money than you think.
Yum Brands will combine the U.S. and international divisions of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell and keep its China and India units separate.