Retail Sales


  • 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

  • Chinese "Lead Scare" Not Real Reason for Slow Toy Sales Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 3:43 PM ET
    Parents shop in the toy aisle at a Target store, Kingston, Massachusetts

    I'd like to deconstruct the myth that the China lead-contaminated is responsible for the drop off in toy sales this year. Lead-contamination worries or not, parents are still buying toys and kids are still playing with them this season.

  • Nike Profit Rises 10% on Strong Global Sales Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | 5:43 AM ET

    Nike said Wednesday that quarterly profit jumped 10 percent, topping Wall Street estimates on strong U.S. demand for its footwear and robust growth overseas, sending shares up over 3 percent in after-hours trade.

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 10:32 PM ET

    Oracle's strong earnings could give some tech names a bounce Thursday though markets are again being haunted by credit worries, and another Wall Street firm is set to report earnings before the bell.

  • Levi's Changes, Adapts To Stay 'America's Original' Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 9:47 AM ET

    Levi’s created a phenomenon that got the whole world wearing jeans. While there are sure to be more bumps and battles to come for Levi’s in this fashion world and it’s ever-changing trends, it’s truly an American Original.

  • Market Insider/Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 9:48 PM ET

    Stocks staged a mini comeback Tuesday after a day that saw indexes seesaw on both sides of the unchanged line. The market once more fretted over the financial sector and could do the same on Wednesday.

  • Web Retailers Race vs. Christmas Clock Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 4:48 PM ET

    It's later than you think: Today is the last day to buy online at big box.com stores like Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon in time for regular Christmas delivery. E-commerce is drawing more customers than ever before.

  • Arcandor Sales Jump Sharply on Thomas Cook Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 9:12 AM ET

    Arcandor posted a near ten-times jump in third-quarter operating profit Tuesday, due mainly to a contribution from newly-acquired travel company Thomas Cook and its consolidation with MyTravel, company CEO Thomas Middelhoff told “Power Lunch Europe.”

  • Market Insider/Tuesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 18 Dec 2007 | 1:33 AM ET

    Housing starts and earnings from Goldman Sachs and Best Buy are among the headlines the stock market will care about ahead of Tuesday's open.

  • FedEx

    Eight days left until Christmas and the gift giving season is getting down to the wire. For those of you who did your shopping online this season, the odds are high that those mail-ordered gifts are working their way through shipping facilities today. More than eleven million packages are going to be sorted and pass through FedEx terminals today.

  • Stocks Close Lower On Economic Worries Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 4:03 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower as fears that inflation was hampering holiday gift-buying combined with wider concerns about the state of the economy.

  • So, "Where America Shops," Trees Are Dying? Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 3:11 PM ET

    I haven't leafed through a catalog all year. In fact, catalogs go straight from my mailbox to the recycle trash bin. Take away the catalogs and the other junk mail I ignore, and I'd blissfully have nearly no mail at all.

  • European Shares End Lower on US Price Gains Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 11:51 AM ET

    Major European stock markets closed firmly lower Monday, as investors fretted about the anything that could derail the interest-rate easing plan in the U.S.

  • H&M Sales Disappoint, European Consumers Wary Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 11:21 AM ET

    Swedish fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz said sales rose 14 percent in November, year-on-year, lower than expected by analysts and the latest in a series of signs that European consumers were getting wary of inflation and debt.

  • H&M Nov. Sales Undershoot Though Cavalli Line Helps Monday, 17 Dec 2007 | 6:01 AM ET

    Swedish fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz said on Monday its sales rose 14 percent in November year-on-year, lower than expected by analysts, but aided by a collection from Italian designer Roberto Cavalli.