GO
Loading...

Retail Sales

More

  • Nadal, Nike & The Open: Hidden Uniform Agenda? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 1:00 PM ET
    Rafael Nadal

    Mardy Fish will play Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Wednesday. On the surface, it's the story of the world's No. 1 against an American player whose having his greatest run at his hometown slam. But dig a little deeper and you'll find a more intriguing business story.

  • Reader Response: NCAA Jersey Pay Debate Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 10:46 AM ET

    On Friday, I wrote about how I thought that elite college football players whose jerseys are being sold in school bookstores should get paid. Chris Olds of the Orlando Sentinel disagreed with me. So I wrote him to ask if he'd elaborate further -- and here's what he told me.

  • NCAA Stars: Pay Them For Jersey Sales Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 3:14 PM ET

    For years, the NCAA has turned a blind eye to the fact that its member institutions give the Nikes, Adidases and Under Armours of the world specific numbers that match up to their best players. Here's a list of the players who should be getting paid.

  • Dell's Margin Erosion Prompts Selloff Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    Computer maker Dell shares fell 13 percent Friday, as both earnings and margins fell short of Wall Street estimates.

  • Better than used, cheaper than new.

  • Dell Sees Tech Weakness Spreading as Profit Falls Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 5:28 PM ET

    Dell reported a profit that fell well short of consensus expectations, punishing the company's shares in late trading.

  • Dell Earnings Preview: Bigger Slice of the PC Pie? Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 12:38 PM ET
    Dell

    Computer maker Dell is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter results after the market closes Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion about the period.

  • Will Nastia Liukin Make Kids Eat Their Wheaties? Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 11:24 AM ET
    Nastia Liukin

    General Mills announced today that gold medal gymnast Nastia Liukin and gold medal decathlete Bryan Clay will grace its famous Wheaties boxes in a couple of weeks. It is the "Breakfast of Champions," of course, but who is eating it these days? To be honest, the only reason why I ever bought a Wheaties box is as a collector's item...

  • Venus Williams Sports Her 'Eleven' Dress Wednesday, 27 Aug 2008 | 6:55 PM ET

    Venus Williams played her first round U.S. Open match under the lights Tuesday night, wearing a new style dress from her Steve & Barry's "Eleven" line. Last year, Williams' move to take a deal with the innovative low-cost retailer got a lot of attention.

  • Interview with Nike Brand President Charlie Denson Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 12:53 AM ET
    Nike

    I talked to Nike's brand president Charlie Denson about Nike's participation in the Beijing Olympics and how it's fared in sponsoring the likes of basketball player Kobe Bryant and hurdler Liu Xiang.

  • Most Marketable Sports Names Friday, 22 Aug 2008 | 12:08 AM ET
    Jamaica's Usain Bolt passes by the scoreboard as he sets a new world record to win the gold medal in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

    On Wednesday, I wrote that Usain Bolt could be the most marketable sports name ever, but I enlisted your help to try to seek out others. Here are the Top 10 submissions.

  • Pizza Delivery Is Guaranteed Again Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 11:09 PM ET

    Since there is plenty of sports business going on here in Beijing, I've tried to keep the cultural posts to a minimum, but before I leave here I have to tell you one major thing: Domino's delivery here is 30 minutes or less -- guaranteed.

  • The Pros & Cons of Pawn Shops Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 8:59 PM ET

    As the economy buckles, these old dens of shady business are reinventing themselves. Here's what you need to know.

  • Bargains That Aren't What They Seem Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 8:47 PM ET

    Debunking today's biggest retail "deals."

  • IAC Interactive Shares Leap after Company Split Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 12:40 PM ET

    Shares in IAC InterActive, run by media veteran Barry Diller, rose more than 9 percent Thursday after the company was divided into four publicly traded entities and IAC announced a one-for-two reverse stock split.

  • Gap Names Wyatt President of Struggling Old Navy Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 12:36 PM ET

    Gap announced Thursday that it has named Tom Wyatt, a 30-year retail veteran, as president of its struggling Old Navy chain.

  • Analysts Upbeat on Back-To-School Stocks Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 9:07 AM ET
    Back to school

    Trace Urdan and Dana Telsey agree: Despite the slowdown in most back-to-school stocks, some sectors are looking bullish.

  • Specialty Tape Crashes Olympics Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:59 AM ET
    U.S. beach volleyball team Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, from left, celebrate after they won 2-0 against Brazil's team Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta Silva during their final match at the FIVB beach volleyball world championships in Berlin on Saturday, June 25, 2005. The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Cup 2005 runs through Sunday, June 26, 2005, in German capital. (AP Photo/ Jan Bauer)

    With Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor winning women's beach volleyball today, Kinesio comes out as a big winner as well. The company hasn't paid Walsh or any other Olympic athlete a dime to wear its strange looking tape -- they just donated 50,000 rolls to 58 countries competing in Beijing.

  • Sports Illustrated Cover Statistics Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | 1:18 AM ET

    This week's Sports Illustrated is Michael Phelps' fourth appearance on the cover. For those that are interested, here are the people that have made the most appearances on the cover of the publication. For the record, I have every cover with Michael Jordan on it.

  • Usain 'Lightning' Bolt: Best Name Ever? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt is the world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Being the first guy to win Olympic gold in both since Carl Lewis did it in 1984 is a big deal. But the name "Bolt" is marketing gold. Know a better one? Tell me!