Food and Staples Retailing


  • Rich Shoppers Are as Bargain-Hungry as Less Affluent Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 2:31 PM ET

    Penny-pinching isn't just for the poor. The wealthy are just as interested in clipping coupons, hunting down deals, and keeping spending in check with shopping lists as less affluent consumers, according to a recent survey. That doesn't mean there aren't opportunties to make money.

  • Better Times, Bigger Crowds at NRF Conference Monday, 16 Jan 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    Bigger crowds at this year's National Retail Federation conference are a tangible sign of last year's solid growth in the retail industry. About 24,000 people are attending the conference in New York this year, the most in its history.

  • Target To Test Apple 'Store Within Store' Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 5:28 PM ET
    Target Store

    Target gathered press in New York City Thursday to reveal a new retail concept in an effort to re-invigorate the "cheap chic" concept it has done so well in years past.

  • Is Apple the Answer to Target's Problems? Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 2:44 PM ET

    In the wake of a disappointing December sales report, it is clear Target has its work cut out. The discount retail chain has tried to hit up designers such as Missoni and Jason Wu to try and reignite the fashionable image that once drove its business. It's next move may be to partner with retail's latest darling: Apple.

  • Sodastream Partners With Kraft     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 9:40 AM ET

    The details behind Sodastream's partnership with Kraft Foods, with Daniel Birnbaum, SodaStream CEO.

  • Talking Numbers: Retail Trade     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Traders are watching retail stocks ahead of tomorrow's same store sales data. Which stocks could get a boost from the event? JC O'Hara, Phoenix Partners Group, and Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets, discuss.

  • Retailer Seeks Hit With 'Dragon Tattoo' Clothing Line Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 6:13 PM ET

    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" has been a blockbuster book for Swedish author Stieg Larsson. But can fictional character Lisbeth Salander sell clothes? Swedish retailer H&M is banking on it.

  • Have You Committed Coupon Fraud Without Knowing It? Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 12:52 PM ET

    As the final days of the holiday shopping season approach, shoppers are looking for bargains, bargains, bargains. But there's a dark side to all this savvy shopping — retailers are losing millions of dollars due to promotions that are entered incorrectly into computer systems or because of coupon fraud.

  • More Americans Pledge to Pay Off Debt in 2012 Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 1:07 PM ET

    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.

  • Shoplifters Steal What 'You and I Want Most' Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 6:27 PM ET
    retail sales

    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.

  • The Most Shocking Thing People Steal Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 5:03 PM ET

    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?

  • Wine Retailer Hopes for A Mobile Merry Christmas Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 2:29 PM ET

    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.

  • Think Elvis Costello's Music Is Too Pricey? So Does He Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011 | 11:58 AM ET
    Elvis Costello

    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.

  • Goldman Sachs Puts Coal In Black Friday's Stocking Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 5:01 PM ET

    The cost of getting the customer’s attention during the holidays is going up for retailers, which may put a damper on sales.

  • Cyber Monday

    A record number of shoppers are expected to go online to snag Cyber Monday deals, which at some retailers, began Sunday night.

  • Amazon Dominates Cyber Monday Internet Buzz Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 12:44 PM ET
    Amazon.com's fulfillment center in Fernley, Nevada.

    Amazon.com is dominating today's online "Cyber Monday" buzz, according to our exclusive CNBC Real-Time Retail Read.

  • Turkey Talk     Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Companies best positioned to benefit from the holiday, with Irwin Simon, Hain Celestial CEO, who says Thanksgiving is a big deal for the company.

  • Don't Talk Ourselves Into Recession: UK Retail Giant Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 3:01 AM ET

    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.

  • A Chinese customer leaves after shopping at Beijing's first Wal-Mart supercenter October 14, 2006 in Beijing, China. Wal-Mart workers in China have set up unions at all 62 Chinese outlets in what a senior Chinese trade union official described on October 12th as a breakthrough for organized labor.

    It will not be easy for Wal-Mart to win back Chinese consumers after the recent controversy over mislabeling of organic pork.

  • A Start-Up Takes on Procter & Gamble Over a Name Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 10:42 AM ET
    Shoppers check out at a newly-opened Target store near Royersford, Pa., on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006. Discount retailer Target Corp. said Tuesday its third-quarter profit rose 16 percent, beating analyst expectations as its sales rose 11 percent. (AP Photo/George Widman)

    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.

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