Retail Sales


  • Australians Busy Shopping, Add to Rate Risk Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 10:36 PM ET

    Australia's retail sales rose by more than expected in November as strong growth in jobs and incomes offset increases in interest rates and petrol prices, suggesting rates may yet have to rise again to cool demand. Wednesday's government data showed retail sales climbed 0.8 percent seasonally adjusted in November to A$20.07 billion ($17.6 billion). That handily beat forecasts of a 0.5 percent gain while sales increased by 8.1 percent on the year, the equal highest increase since June 2004.

  • Big Box, Big Questions Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 10:36 PM ET

    Some electronics retailers had huge success in 2007, but the year left others bruised. A CES retail panel featured executives from both kinds of companies.

  • All Fired Up: Starbucks Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 7:21 PM ET

    New CEO Howard Schultz called Cramer to personally promise a turnaround. Cramer believes he can deliver.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Starbucks

    He's back 'for the long term.' The man who commercialized the gourmet cafe brand and convinced the world to pay $5+ for a cup of specialty coffee is returning to the CEO seat. Howard Schultz is once again the CEO at Starbucks and says that he plans to recaffeinate sales and perk up the coffee giants' sagging stock price.

  • UK Retail Sales Growth Weakest Since March '06 Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | 5:46 AM ET

    British retail sales grew at their slowest pace since March 2006 in December, making it the worst Christmas for retailers in three years, a survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Same-Store, Same Story? Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    Will Thursday's same-store sales figures lift already bruised retailers?

  • Bed Bath & Beyond Shares Fall as Outlook Disappoints Friday, 4 Jan 2008 | 10:48 AM ET
    A shopper leaves the Bed Bath & Beyond store in Ellisville, Mo.

    U.S. home goods retailer Bed Bath & Beyond posted a lower quarterly profit and warned that its fourth-quarter results would be lower than expected, sending its shares down almost 10 percent.

  • Euro Stocks End Mostly Lower, US Data Supports Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 11:58 AM ET

    European equities bounced from the day's lows to end with small losses on Thursday, as gains in U.S. markets and rising oil shares offset the impact of weakness in banks -- last year's worst performers.

  • Drugstores Log Weak Sales in December Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 9:24 AM ET
    Walgreens Store

    U.S. drugstores reported unusually weak December sales Thursday, weighed down by a slow flu season, lower-priced generic drugs and sluggish sales of seasonal items.

  • DSGI Warns on Profit, Next 'Cautious' Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 3:41 AM ET

    Pan-European electrical goods retailer DSG International said on Thursday its annual profit would miss analysts' expectations by as much as 50 million pounds ($99 million) after poor Christmas trading. 

  • Drink More Champagne to Play Forex Futures? Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | 10:33 AM ET

    Most healthy people do not drink before 5pm. And the age of the three-martini lunch has passed. However, I started this past Friday morning surrounded by champagne bottles at Moet & Chandon's Soho pop-up boutique...

  • Bill Belichick: Patriots' Revenue Killer? Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 7:07 PM ET
    Bill Belichick

    Bill Belichick has been called a lot of things: Defensive wizard. Boring. Alleged cheater. But today, we're giving the NFL coach a new nickname: Revenue Killer. Why? Well, if his New England Patriots beat the New York Giants on Saturday night, they'll finish the season undefeated...

  • Giants-Pats Game: Fans 1, NFL Network 0 Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 7:02 PM ET

    On Wednesday afternoon, the NFL Network decided to give in on what will turn out to be the greatest bargaining chip in its entire history. Whatever happens from here on out, there will be nothing greater than the exclusive rights to this Saturday night's Giants-Patriots game...

  • Saving Christmas? Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 6:39 PM ET

    According to research firm, Shoppertrak, last-minute purchases by consumers pushed sales up a monster 19% over the weekend. What are the hidden Holiday winners during this dismal shopping season?

  • Amazon Posts Strongest-Ever Holiday Season Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 2:49 PM ET

    Amazon.com said it sold about 17 of Nintendo's Wii video game systems per second when it had them in stock.

  • Retail Picks and Pans for the New Year Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 11:55 AM ET

    The holiday retail season was a gloomy one, but luckily it is time to say goodbye to 2007 and turn the page to 2008.  Dana Telsey, chief research officer and retail analyst for the Telsey Advisory Group, shares her retail picks and pans for the new year.

  • Target Warning Sparks Retail Selloff Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 10:50 AM ET

    Retail stocks were trading lower on Wednesday, sparked in part by a profit-warning from discount retailer Target.

  • Holiday Cheer Sees Stocks End Higher Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 1:45 PM ET

    Christmas Eve brought glad tidings to Wall Street, with holiday cheer emanating from the battered financial sector and spreading through the market.

  • 2007's Home-Run Gift of the Year Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 9:44 AM ET

    But this season's holiday gift of the year -- and a gift that will be popular throughout 2008 -- is Jason Weisenthal's WallMonkeys. Nobody invents things these days; they take an idea and modify it. That's Jason's story...

  • One Shopping Day 'til Christmas... Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 9:34 AM ET
    Claire Vissichelli of South Setauket pushes a shopping cart inside of a Wal-Mart in South Setauket, N.Y., shortly after the store opened at 5 a.m., Friday, Nov. 25, 2005. The nation's retailers are set to usher in the 2005 holiday shopping season with the usual come-ons_deep discounts and expanded hours_ along with a slew of stores offering early bird specials for the first time. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)

    Down to the final 24 hours, more or less, of shopping before Christmas... We'll get the first reports on how "super" this Super Saturday's sales were when ShopperTrak releases its initial numbers by 3pm ET today