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Fidelity Investments polls adults each year about their financial resolutions. Although saving more and spending less continue to be the top two goals, paying off debt has surged into the top three responses in the latest survey.
Shoplifting is an ever-present concern for retailers but with increased traffic and less attention on shoppers during the holidays, retail theft becomes an even bigger problem. What's being stolen? "The things that you and I want most," according to one expert.
There's a new list of the most shoplifted items out and there are some predictable things on it, like booze, razor blades and Elmo dolls. But meat? Thieves of America, what is the meaning of this?
Retailers of every shape and size are hoping to cash in during this always-important holiday season. Among those hoping to end the year with a bang is the nation’s largest online wine distributor, for whom the holiday season is always crucial period.
Elvis Costello's website describes the price of a new limited-edition box set as "either a misprint or a satire." In an unusual step, the singer recommends that shoppers buy a less expensive Louis Armstrong compilation instead.
The cost of getting the customer’s attention during the holidays is going up for retailers, which may put a damper on sales.
A record number of shoppers are expected to go online to snag Cyber Monday deals, which at some retailers, began Sunday night.
Amazon.com is dominating today's online "Cyber Monday" buzz, according to our exclusive CNBC Real-Time Retail Read.
Companies best positioned to benefit from the holiday, with Irwin Simon, Hain Celestial CEO, who says Thanksgiving is a big deal for the company.
Sainsbury's, the UK supermarket group, has called on the British government to do everything possible to make the British consumer make good about themselves as the retail industry enters the crucial holiday season.
It will not be easy for Wal-Mart to win back Chinese consumers after the recent controversy over mislabeling of organic pork.
When Procter & Gamble challenged Christy Prunier's name Willa for a line of skin care products for preteenagers, Prunier chose to fight. The case goes to court next month, the New York Times reports.
"The environment for food retailing is pretty good in Australia at the moment. We are attracting around two million more customers into our stores every week," Richard Goyder, chief executive at Wesfarmers, told CNBC.
"We have had a lot of volatility on the retail sales data because of the Royal Wedding and the number of public holidays. The June data was quite positive, so I think a small increase again in July is an encouraging sign," Stephane Deo, head of european economic research at UBS, told CNBC.
Eckhard Cordes, CEO Metro AG
Ahead of its earnings report in mid-August, the retailer has announced plans to add 6,300 employees. Some early birds have jumped in to buy more than 6,000 August 50 calls for $1.63.
Even though Wal-Mart has 333 outlets and $7.5 billion in revenue in China, my firm estimates its market share has plummeted to 5.5 percent from 8 percent three years ago because it has not reacted fast enough to key trends.
Online grocery company Fresh Direct is using a combination of old world skills and new world technology to change the way Americans shop at supermarkets.
March CPI is expected to rise more than 5 percent on year to touch a 32-month high, while retail sales, an indication of consumer spending, is forecast to rise 16.5 percent on year. This would mean inflation has not yet hit discretionary spending in China.
Since the March 2009 lows, stocks have outperformed when earnings have been hitting the tape and been held back outside of earnings seasons when macroeconomic news has dominated, according to Mark Tinker, a global portfolio manager at Axa Framlington in London.