• The Wal-Mart play  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    Should investors buy Wal-Mart ahead of earnings on Thursday? Chad Morganlander, Stifel, and Burt Flickinger, Strategic Resource Insight Group, debate the retailer's earnings potential and leadership at the company.

  • The amazing deals most consumers are overlooking Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    Consumer discounts on refurbished products can be steep compared with hot-off-the-line new products, especially for home appliances.

  • Back-to-school costs soar, burdening the poor Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    With schools strapped for cash, back-to-school supplies have become a much bigger burden for poor families.

  • 'Aunt Jemima' heirs sue Quaker Oats for royalties Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 8:13 AM ET
    Bottles of PepsiCo Inc. Aunt Jemima syrup are displayed for sale at a ShopRite Holdings Ltd. grocery store in Stratford, Connecticut.

    The great grandson of Anna Short Harrington, the woman who became "Aunt Jemima," has filed a class action lawsuit to try to obtain royalties.

  • How does the U.K. shop online, 20 years after the world first took to the virtual checkouts?

  • Kombucha cha-ching: Probiotic tea fizzes up growth Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    A boom in sales is giving rise to more Kombucha tea companies that are brewing flavors to lure the palates of mainstream consumers.

  • Amazon takes on Disney and Captain America Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Consumers are suddenly unable to place advance orders to buy DVDs or Blu-ray discs of films from Walt Disney Studios.

  • Why Advent is buying stake in Lululemon Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    A Lululemon Athletica store is shown in Pasadena, Calif.

    The private equity firm's confidence that the brand is in the early innings of its life cycle, a source told CNBC Friday.

  • UK grocers 'not serving what we want': Pro  Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Rahul Sharma, founder and managing director at Neev Capital, says mid-tier supermarkets are seeing their market share eroded by discount grocers.

  • Virtual storefronts get real  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin looks at the developing trend of virtual storefronts turning into real brick-and-mortar retailers.

  • Downgrading Wal-Mart  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Daniel Binder, Jefferies senior research analyst, discusses his call to downgrade Wal-Mart over concerns about investment spending.

  • Singapore sale no longer a top draw for tourists Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Pedestrians and shoppers cross Orchard Road in Singapore.

    Rising prices and growing regional competition are threatening to erode Singapore's reputation as as one of Asia's best retail destinations.

  • Brooklyn nerds make an energy-efficient vodka Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    Can energy-efficient distilling produce a better vodka? One Brooklyn distillery is giving it a try.

  • Lululemon founder agrees not to wage proxy war Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    A sign hangs on a Lululemon Athletica on December 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

    Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon Athletica, has agreed not to wage a proxy contest on the yoga apparel maker.

  • Hedonism here to stay as fine dining adapts Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    Are hedonistic times in the capital numbered as London dines out on a property market bubble and record low interest rates?

  • Will Twitter be introducing shopping services? Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 2:40 PM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    A handful of Twitter users have noticed a new setting for "payment and shipping" within the company's Android app.

  • Beware of store credit cards! They can cost you Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    Often, consumers will end up losing more money on a private-label retail card than the average credit card, according to a report.

  • Retail battle heats up  Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO and chief research office, shares her thoughts on back-to-school sales, as retailers battle for shoppers. Also Telsey takes a look at the merits of online retailers versus traditional brick and mortar.

  • Google and Barnes & Noble unite to take on Amazon Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:43 AM ET
    Nook signage in a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York.

    Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: fast, cheap delivery of books.

  • 13 retail tactics: Are they working? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Starbucks in Orlando, Florida with grass roof.

    Retailers are getting creative to try to jump-start the consumer. Here are 13 of the latest tactics. Brian Sozzi gives them the thumbs up or thumbs down.

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