Retail Sales


  • American Apparel CEO Trial Starts Today Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 8:24 AM ET

    Now that American Apparel CEO Dov Charney's sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit is headed to trial, will there be changes in the boardroom or behavior in how day-to-day management of American Apparel is handled? ...The trial is set to begin today...

  • Valentine's Day got a little heated for some Retail Detail readers. I posted my interview with FTD's CEO right here yesterday for all of you to get a little insight into what goes on during one of the busiest days of the year in the floral industry. My friends on "Squawk Box: interviewed the CEO of 1-800-Flowers (FLWS) yesterday morning as well.

  • NASCAR: Why It Needs Dale Earnhardt To Win Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 1:21 PM ET
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    With a Bud Shootout and Gatorade Duels victory, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 2-for-2 in non-point races, which should come as a relief to NASCAR executives. The statistics on Earnhardt are scary. In his last 114 real races, Earnhardt has won only twice. That's a winning percentage of 1.75 percent.

  • Comcast Gives the Street Relief Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 12:48 PM ET

    Comcast's stock has fallen more than 30 percent in the past year -- painful for Comcast shareholders, including some activist shareholders who own chunks of stock. But Thursday, Comcast's stock made gains after the cable company announced its earnings and a quarterly dividend...

  • Best Buy Cuts Outlook as Sales Likely to Slow Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 9:20 AM ET

    Best Buy cut its fiscal 2008 profit outlook Friday, blaming in part lower-than-expected sales growth in January.

  • H&M Same-Store Sales Rise 3% in January Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 4:06 AM ET

    Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz reported on Friday a 3 percent rise in January sales at stores open more than a year, lagging market expectations.

  • Valentine's Day Flower Power: My Interview With FTD CEO Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:58 PM ET

    Over a million bouquets of flowers will be delivered today by FTD. After all, Valentine's day is to flower and jewelry companies what the Super Bowl is to TV retailers. Competitor 1-800-flowers and other delivery services including Harry & David are highly affected not only by a consumer cutting back on spending but also by the weather.

  • Liz Claiborne Lowers Outlook, Shares Tumble Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:59 AM ET

    Liz Claiborne said fourth-quarter and 2008 earnings will be well below analysts' expectations, as the clothing company's sales suffer amid a consumer spending slowdown, sending shares falling as much as 15 percent.

  • Rise in Retail Sales Eases Worries About Recession Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    An unexpected rise in January retail sales fired up hopes the U.S. economy might skirt recession despite the pressure on consumers.

  • Robust Retail? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    An unexpected rise in January retail sales sent stocks higher Wednesday, but Jeff Macke urged skepticism on CNBC’s Closing Bell.

  • Retail Sales Rise, But Can You Bet on Consumers? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    Retail numbers gave stocks a boost today, but the experts remain mixed about the strength of the consumer.

  • Business Inventories Rise More Than Expected Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 10:35 AM ET

    U.S. business inventories rose a bigger-than-expected 0.6 percent in December as salesfell, a government report on Wednesday showed.

  • Retail Sales (Not A Disaster) Boost Futures Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 9:14 AM ET

    Surprise! Retail sales were not a disaster in January; futures rose about 5 points on that news. Elsewhere: 1) Deere's spacer earnings of $0.83 handily beat estimates.

  • Wining And Dining Remains Close To The Heart Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    Valentine's Day is traditionally the second most popular day of the year to dine out, and the industry can expect a healthy turnout— over $1.5 billion -- this year, even if other areas are seeing a pullback.

  • Juice Online Marketplace With lemonade.com Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    If you've ever wondered how you might tap into the multi-million-dollar Internet sales market, lemonade.com could be for you. It's a virtual lemonade stand offering a far broader market than you ever had as a kid.

  • UK Retail Sales Rebound in January Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 2:36 AM ET

    British retail sales rebounded in January after the worst December in three years, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting consumer spending may be slowing but is not about to collapse.

  • The relationship was renewed only three days ago and yet Gucci's love affair with NY is already hitting a stumbling block. New York City's Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) is challenging Gucci's use of the 'Gucci (loves as symbolized by a heart) New York' slogan on its new limited edition bags.

  • NFL's Best Selling Jerseys--1 Through 20 Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 10:06 AM ET

    Since I started covering the business of sports a decade ago, jersey lists have always been one of the most popular talking points. So check out below, the Top 20 Best Selling NFL Jerseys from April 1-Feb. 8, on NFLShop.com.

  • Writers' Strike: The End? (Almost) Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    Michael Eisner may have said on CNBC's "Fast Money" that "The strike is over" -- but it's not QUITE there yet. Almost, but not quite. And Eisner's optimism definitely reflects the hopeful mood in Hollywood...

  • A Holiday Loved By All (Advertisers) Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | 1:54 PM ET

    Partly because of the deteriorating economy, more companies than usual are participating in the annual blizzard of holiday promotions, but skeptics still warn about advertising overkill and the risks of marginal or tacky campaigns.