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  • How Wal-Mart Stores Got a Foothold in India's Market Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 3:45 AM ET
    Wal-Mart signage is seen in the parking lot of the store in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Wal-Mart entered India's supermarket sector in 2010 with a $100 million bet on a consultancy with no employees, no profits, and a scant $14,000 in revenue.

  • Tesco Launches Strategic Review of US Chain Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 2:35 AM ET
    Tesco's American Nightmare?

    Britain's Tesco, the world's No. 3 retailer, has launched a strategic review of its loss-making United States chain Fresh & Easy.

  • Beer Lovers Fear an Unequal Tax Bite in Wine Country Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 5:44 AM ET
    Brewers Battle to Reverse French 150% Tax Increase

    Simon Thillou likes to think of La Cave à Bulles, his shop here devoted only to beer, as a place where beer lovers can gather to taste new brews and, of course, discuss the state of the world. But this was one controversy he never saw coming, and wishes he never had: a proposed 160 percent increase in the tax on beer.

  • Online Sales Jump on Cyber Monday, eBay Shines Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 2:16 AM ET
    A Blockbuster Black Friday? Brace Yourself for Cyber Monday

    Online sales jumped on Cyber Monday, sending e-commerce retailers' shares higher and suggesting strong growth from earlier in the holiday shopping season is continuing for now.

  • ‘Pet Parents’ to Spend Big This Holiday Season Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 5:47 PM ET
    ‘Pet Parents’ to Spend Big This Holiday Season: PetSmart CEO

    Despite the uncertain state of the economy there is a standout group of big spenders this holiday season: pet owners.

  • Holiday Shopping For Your Pet?   Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 4:44 PM ET
    Holiday Shopping For Your Pet?

    Americans will spend nearly $53 billion on their cats and dogs this year. PetSmart CEO Robert Moran, offers insight. Pets are now being looked at as "members of the family," he says, discussing just how much is spent on pets during the holiday season.

  • Blue Nile Starting to Sparkle: CEO Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 3:41 PM ET
    Blue Nile Starting to Sparkle: CEO

    Blue Nile’s investments are starting to pay off as the online jewelry retailer sees a return to growth and forecasts a record 2012, CEO Harvey Kanter, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Monday.

  • Cyber Monday Is an Antiquated Idea: HSN CEO Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 1:42 PM ET
    Cyber Monday Is an Antiquated Idea: HSN CEO

    HSN is coming off the strongest weekend in its 35-year history, but CEO Mindy Grossman told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” the company is focused on customer engagement across all its sales platforms, not on a single day or weekend.

  • How well retailers fare on Cyber Monday will offer insight into Americans’ evolving shopping habits during the holiday shopping season.

  • What's With All the Big TVs This Black Friday? Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 2:40 PM ET
    What's With All the Big TVs This Black Friday?

    This was supposed to be the "Year of the Tablet" but Black Friday dispatches from the mall keep pointing to strong sales of big-screen TVs. So what gives? Didn't shoppers get the memo?

  • Consumers Seek Eternal Bargains: Tanger CEO Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 12:23 PM ET
    Consumers Seek Eternal Bargains: Tanger CEO

    Black Friday bargains aside, uncertain economic times have launched consumers on a never ending quest for “great value on great products”, the president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers told CNBC Friday.

  • Black Thursday? Thanks, but No Thanks: Macy’s CEO Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 10:17 AM ET
    Black Thursday? Thanks, but No Thanks: Macy’s CEO

    The CEO of department store goliath Macy's said Friday he has no immediate plans to open the company's doors earlier to conform with the recent trend of early Thanksgiving sales.

  • Undercover Shopping: Testing Holiday Promises Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 4:21 PM ET
    Undercover Shopping: Testing Holiday Promises

    Every year it seems the holiday season gets more competitive for retailers. First it was free shipping, now it’s free layaway and price-matching in guaranteed, speedy in-store pickup. Promises, promises. But do the programs really work?

  • Drum Roll, Please...And the Favorite Adult Beverage Is... Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 2:54 PM ET
    Brewers Battle to Reverse French 150% Tax Increase

    New hope for the beer business? According to recent survey by Consumer Edge Insight, 39 percent of alcohol-drinking consumers name beer as their favorite category.

  • Wal-Mart Shrugs Off Threats of Black Friday Labor Unrest Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 2:17 PM ET
    Wal-Mart Shrugs Off Threats of Black Friday Labor Unrest

    Wal-Mart worker protests and walk-offs planned for Thursday night and Black Friday had the retailer taking them seriously enough to send a top executive to the TODAY show this morning to downplay the story.

  • New American Tradition: Going Kosher for Thanksgiving Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    New American Tradition: Going Kosher for Thanksgiving

    Kosher turkeys are slowly taking a larger share of the Thanksgiving market, with some companies seeing customers who don't keep kosher buying kosher poultry.

  • Black Friday This Year? 'Huge' Says Toys R US CEO Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:02 AM ET
    Black Friday This Year? 'Huge' Says Toys R US CEO

    Bargain seeking consumers are expected to flock to the toy store on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Toys R Us CEO Gerald Storch told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Wal-Mart Steels Itself for Black Friday Labor Showdown Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 9:24 AM ET
    Wal-Mart Steels Itself for Black Friday Labor Showdown

    If you're going to a Walmart on Black Friday to score a cheap TV, the drama unfolding in the parking lot between labor and management might be bigger than what you’ll eventually watch on the screen.

  • Best Buy Deja Vu? Website Crashes as Shoppers Ramp Up

    If you are looking to do a little prep for Black Friday shopping by comparing TV prices online, Best Buy is not going to be much help today. The site has been showing a notice: "Our site is incredibly busy! Please be patient while we shovel you a path." And it's not even Black Friday!

  • Why One Poll Says 45% Would Rather Skip Christmas Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 12:53 PM ET
    Why One Poll Says 45% Would Rather Skip Christmas

    A recent survey found that many tapped-out buyers would prefer that Santa Claus not even bother coming down their chimney.