Retail Sales


  • *Retail sales fall 0.9 percent in December. WASHINGTON, Jan 14- U.S. retail sales recorded their largest decline in 11 months in December as demand fell almost across the board, which could temper expectations for a sharp acceleration in consumer spending in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday retail sales fell 0.9 percent last month...

  • Cramer's take on NRF data  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 9:07 AM ET

    The NRF is reporting holiday sales grew 4.0 percent year-over-year. CNBC's Jim Cramer provides perspective.

  • U.S. retail sales weak, cast a cloud on consumer spending Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 14- A gauge of U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in December as demand fell almost across the board, but that is probably not the start of a weak trend given lower gasoline prices and a firming labor market. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services fell 0.4...

  • December retail sales down 0.9%  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on retail, and trade. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective.

  • Luxury brands to benefit from cheaper fuel  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    Will cheaper fuel cause consumers to spend more in the U.S. retail sector? Oliver Chen, senior analyst at Cowen and Company, says he thinks that luxury brands like Tiffany, rather than lower-end retail, will benefit from the fall in the price of oil.

  • NRF: Holiday sales up 4%  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    The National Retail Federation reports holiday sales grew 4.0 percent year-over-year, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • UK food retail: 'Doomsday thinking' is over  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 11:40 AM ET

    With Sainsbury's overtaking Asda as U.K.'s second biggest retailer, there's been mixed news for the supermarket sector. Bruno Monteyne, senior analyst in European food retail, at Sanford C. Bernstein discusses the current state of U.K. supermarkets.

  • Macy's CEO: This will be a big trend in e-commerce Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 8:26 AM ET
    Terry Lundgren, chairman, president & CEO of Macy's.

    Five years from now, online retailers will be rethinking their business model, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren tells CNBC.

  • Customers hungry for Habit: CEO  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:40 AM ET

    Russ Bendel, CEO of Habit Restaurants, says it hopes to open up to 28 stores in the U.S. in 2015, while the Middle East could see up to 50 chains in the next 7 years.

  • Filling caviar tins at the factory, Anzali port, Iran.

    Across the U.K., supermarkets have seen unprecedented demand for luxury foods over the festive period, with sales of caviar booming to record highs.

  • Houston store promises free furniture with $85 oil Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:20 PM ET
    An employee holds a control panel as barrels are filled with oil before shipping at Royal Dutch Shell lubricants blending plant in Torzhok, Russia.

    One Houston furniture retailer is promising refunds to customers if U.S. crude ends the year above $85 a barrel

  • The Container Store frustrated by mid-year traffic  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    Newly elected to NRF's board of directors, Kip Tindell, The Container Store CEO, discusses trouble with traffic in stores in Q2 and Q3. National Retail Federation CEO Matthew Shay, weighs in.

  • Cracks in luxury retail or Tiffany problem? Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    A man walks past a Tiffany & Co. store along Wall Street in New York, Jan. 12, 2015.

    Tiffany cut its guidance after reporting flat global holiday sales, but one pro says that doesn't mean there's trouble in high-end retail.

  • Reinventing the shopping experience  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    "Brick and mortar is in a resurgence," says Rick Caruso, founder and CEO of Caruso Affiliated, discussing the outlook for retail and the future of malls, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Tiffany's weak holiday season  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    Tiffany has cut guidance after a disappointing holiday season. Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer, provides his outlook for the luxury retailer.

  • Bill Simon: Here's why confidence is up Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:34 AM ET
    Bill Simon, fmr. president and CEO, Walmart U.S.

    Gas prices do a lot not only for customers' wallets, but for their psyche in general, former Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon tells CNBC.

  • The Week That Was: Trouble in retail land  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 4:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. Another strong jobs number on Friday, but wage growth remained weak. Oil hit new lows this week, and December was a tremendous month for auto sales.

  • Selfie sticks: Not even close to peaking yet Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 1:10 PM ET
    Actors Kevin Hart, center, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco, take selfies on the stage during the 2015 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, Jan. 7, 2015.

    Selfie sticks took off in 2014 and are only going to blow up further in 2015, using Google Trends data to show the charts.

  • Clouds forming over US economy?  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 6:25 AM ET

    Michelle Girard, RBS chief U.S. economist, and Peter Boockvar, The Lindsey Group, discuss risks to the U.S. economic expansion, including oil's recession and the end of QE.

  • Macy's ahead of retail game: Pro  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 6:16 AM ET

    Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO, discusses the growing pressure among retailers to cut costs and revamp business models. It's brand names that seems to be winning, says Telsey.