Consumer Confidence


  • Target's New High-End Strategy     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    Target plans to launch upscale shops within its stores. What does the high-end strategy mean for Target? Colin McGranahan, analyst at Sanford Bernstein, discusses.

  • Jamba Juice CEO on 2012 Strategy     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    Jamba Juice, the maker of fruit smoothies, fresh juices and more is seeing a surge in the new year. James White, Jamba Juice president & CEO, discusses what's behind the stocks' 21% surge in the new year.

  • What's Best Buy Buying?     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    A look at what Best Buy is looking to buy at CES, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Lululemon CEO on Inventory Strategy     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 1:44 PM ET

    Christine Day, Lululemon Athletica CEO, discusses how the company solved its lack of inventory problem in the last year.

  • Urban Outfitters' CEO Shufffle     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    Urban Outfitters is in the news today after making a change in its C-suite, with CNBC's Sue Herera, and Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors.

  • Slowdown in the Luxury Sector?     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    With Tiffany cutting its yearly earnings guidance on a slowdown in sales, will there be a slowdown in the luxury sector? Insight with Edward Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets retail analyst.

  • Yum CEO on Consumer Confidence     Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 8:05 AM ET

    Consumer confidence is critical, says David Novak, Yum Brands chairman/CEO, who adds that 70 percent of consumers are not happy with the direction of companies and this needs to turn around to get the economy moving.

  • Macy's CEO on Moody's Stable Outlook     Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 7:14 AM ET

    We set out to reinvent the department store five years ago and we have had massive changes in our company, says Terry Lundgren, Macy's chairman/president/CEO, who adds that re-branding stores to the Macy's brand set the ball in motion, and re-organizing the company has helped Macy's growth in sales.

  • AutoNation CEO on Rising Car Sales     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 6:55 AM ET

    Mike Jackson, AutoNation chairman & CEO, weighs in on 2011 new vehicle sales, which were up 11% from the previous year. "The usual replacement rate is about 15% per year; this year it will move over 20%," he says.

  • Barnes and Noble CEO's Next Move     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    As the book seller increased its loss estimates for fiscal year due to investments in its digital business led by the Nook e-reader, Barnes & Noble is considering separating the digital business from its core. Insight with William Lynch, Barnes and Noble CEO and CNBC's David Faber.

  • Investing in Commercial Realty Now!     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    Michael Boxer, Ramius Real Estate, discusses how you can take advantage of commercial real estate.

  • How to Play Retail?     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Insight on the American consumer this holiday season, and how you can make money of the retail sector, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan; David Abella, Rochdale Investment Management; and Betty Chen, Wedbush Securities.

  • Inside RBC's Consumer Outlook     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    What needs to happen to boost consumer confidence, with Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Retail: Winners & Losers     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    Insight on the retail names that came out winners and losers from the holiday shopping season. Charles Grom, Deutsche Bank, and Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors, discuss.

  • Retailers Report Holiday Sales     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 1:42 PM ET

    Some December retail sales numbers are coming in and it looks like it was a good month for extremes, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Retail Margins Squeezed by Discounts?     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 12:22 PM ET

    Retailers posted solid holiday sales numbers despite a few misses, but are margins getting squeezed by discounts? Colin McGranahan, Sanford Bernstein analyst, weighs in.

  • December Sales Recap     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 10:36 AM ET

    A breakdown of how retailers performed during the holiday shopping season, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Retailers Share Mixed Sales Results     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    A look at Macy's raising its full year guidance and Target lowering its earnings expectations, with Adrianne Shapira, Goldman Sachs analyst.

  • Banks Inflating Escrow?     Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    A New York attorney is claiming mortgage servicers, including Wells Fargo, are trying to collect escrow payments twice from bankrupt homeowners. CNBC's Mary Thompson reports.

  • 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.