Retail Sales


  • Consumer confidence falls, despite expected rise Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:40 AM ET
    A discount sign on an Old Navy store in New York as pedestrians walk by.

    Despite expectations that low oil prices would mean more confidence, consumers are feeling the worst about the economy since June.

  • Luxury goods to be a favorite for Christmas?     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Dana Telsey, CEO and chief research officer at Telsey Advisory Group, talks about what to expect from Tiffany & Co's third-quarter earnings, and says there will be "strong increases" in the luxury goods sector during holiday season.

  • Jim Lineweaver, founder and CEO of Lineweaver Financial Group says whilst the drop in oil prices should benefit consumers and retail, we should be "cautiously optimistic" on the U.S markets.

  • Holiday retail winners and losers     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Tom Stemberg, Staples co-founder and former CEO, previews which retailers will perform the best this holiday season. Stemberg thinks the Kmart and Sears brand will "go into the gutter."

  • Holiday season most mobile ever: Google     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Google says this holiday shopping season is likely to be the most mobile ever. Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss how Google stands to benefit from the uptick in mobile shopping.

  • FedEx & UPS cope with demand surge     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    David Ross, Stifel analyst, provides his outlook for shipping outfits FedEx and UPS this holiday season, and how fuel is impacting their bottom lines.

  • The Week That Was: Banks behaving badly     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories, including an investigation into some investment banks' metal commodities businesses.

  • Holiday economic forecast     Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Steve Liesman tells us the forecast for how much consumers will spend this holiday season and what that says about the U.S. economy.

  • Germany's Aldi eyes China for expansion: Report Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    German discount grocery chain Aldi is considering entering China as it seeks growth outside its traditional markets, according to a German magazine.

  • Cramer reveals a stock-picking secret Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 6:34 PM ET

    Looking back at the milestones in his life, Jim Cramer spots a pattern behind his stock picking success.

  • Blue laws can put a damper on holiday shopping Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    Shoppers walk through the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J.

    As more stores open their doors early on Thanksgiving, some critics are suggesting that blue laws are archaic remnants of times past.

  • 2014 Holiday retail winners     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Is retail different this year? David Schick, Stifel, discusses if retail can maintain its hot streak and reveals two retailers will win in 2014.

  • Cold snap could be hot for winter retail sales Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:26 AM ET
    Vehicles litter the highway in West Seneca. An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow on western New York state where five people died and residents, some stranded overnight in cars, braced for another pummelling expected later on Wednesday.

    The cold snap blowing through the country could help retailers as consumers make winter purchases after an unseasonably warm October.

  • Best Buy is toast: Pro     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    Dissecting Best Buy's quarterly earnings, Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities, explains why Best Buy is the retailer who will lose share to all of its competitors this holiday season.

  • Polar plunge just in time for retailers: Pro     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen CEO, and Paul Walsh, The Weather Company vice president, share their outlook on the upcoming holiday season

  • NRF's Black Friday forecast     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    More consumers are taking a "wait and see" approach to Black Friday shopping, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan with a preview of the big retail day.

  • James Lowell, CIO at Adviser Investments, says an improving job market and lower gas prices will induce strong spending until year-end.

  • What tops Target's wish list? Bring back 'Tarjay' Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Its logo may still be a bullseye, but Target hasn't hit one in a while. A look at what Target has to prove this holiday season.

  • Critical time for Target     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan spoke with Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, about the upcoming holiday season, Target Canada and the data breach last year.

  • Target's daily focus on security     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    Discussing the data breach impact at Target, with its Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell.