Internet Retail


  • Amazon Investors Focus on Profit Margins     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:50 AM ET

    Anthony DiClemente, Barclays analyst, explains why shares of the Internet retailer soared despite missing on the top and bottom line last quarter.

  • Analysts Raise Amazon Price Targets as Margins Surprise Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:08 AM ET

    Amazon.com's better-than-expected profit margins surprised Wall Street, prompting at least five brokerages to raise their price targets on the world's largest Internet retailer's stock on Wednesday.

  • Barnes & Noble expects to shut down as many as a third of its retail stores over the next decade, the chief executive of its retail group told The Wall Street Journal.

  • Here's Jim Cramer's Gameplan for the week ahead. What's on his radar?

  • Gilt Glitters Despite Sluggish Economy     Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    Susan Lyne, Gilt chairman, discusses how e-shoppers are hitting luxury gold at bargain prices on the Internet.

  • New Coupon Startup 'Honey' Finds Deals for You Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 1:49 AM ET

    A coupon company for the web is not a new idea. But Ryan Hudson, who has spent over a decade building companies, has found a way to wow investors, the Global Post reports.

  • Meet Fashion's 'Fairy Godmother'     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    Aslaug Magnusdottir, Moda Operandi CEO and co-founder, explains how consumers can get their hands on the hottest fashion designs straight from the runway.

  • Skype Founder Browses Globe for Next Tech Earner Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Earth Net

    Niklas Zennstrom, co-founder of Skype, believes the next hot tech business can come from anywhere around the globe.

  • Death of Gift Cards? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    Barnes & Noble gift cards

    Retailers should be buzzing right now with holiday gift card redemptions. But, there's early evidence retailers aren't getting much of a boost from gift cards this year, according to NBG Market Analyst Brian Sozzi.

  • How Target Is Taking Aim at Online Retailers Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    Target is pledging to match prices of select online rivals year round. The promise began as a holiday promotion, but it will now be extended. But is this a race to the bottom for retailers?

  • Wal-Mart Under Fire From Toys 'R' Us and Best Buy Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 5:31 PM ET
    Shoppers move through a Best Buy store.

    Wal-Mart's recent price comparison advertisements may be enticing consumers, but the promotions are also angering competitors. Toys "R" Us and Best Buy are two retailers taking action.

  • Retail Sales Winners & Losers Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    Macy's shoppers

    The latest batch of retail sales reports shed light on who the retail winners are right now.

  • Dour December Doesn't Mean Retail Disaster This Year Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Retail sales reports from a handful of retailers on Thursday will provide another peek at holiday spending and help gauge how consumer spending is shaping up. But the expected dour reports may not foreshadow a poor 2013 for retailers.

  • That's Wack! GPS Shoes and Dogs Who Drive Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    From GPS shoes to dogs who can drive, these things are wacky but you gotta admit, they're practical. Hey, Buster, can you drop me off at the mall so I don't have to look for parking?!

  • The Business of Returns     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports holiday gift returns are gearing up, and it could impact retailers' bottom line.

  • Many Happy Returns?     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 9:49 AM ET

    Retailers are bracing for an influx of returns this holiday season, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Retail Returns Could Hit Record Numbers     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports returns are projected to jump 37 percent this holiday season to $63 billion.

  • Shoppers Are Left Dangling on the 'Fiscal Cliff' Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Despite strong sales early on, the "fiscal cliff" left shoppers hanging on the edge.

  • Best Place to Shop Online? Amazon Gets Thumbs Up Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 12:26 AM ET

    Amazon.com remained the best website for shopping online, one survey found.

  • Nervous Retailers Hope for Post-Christmas Rush Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    Christmas 2012 is now history but retailers are hoping that you aren't done with your holiday shopping quite yet. NBC News reports.