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  • Midday Glance: Department Store Retail companies Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kohl's Corp. rose$. 68 or 1.1 percent, to $61.31. Macy's Inc. rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $66.13. Nordstrom rose$. 38 or. 5 percent, to $78.76.

  • Early Glance: Department Store Retail companies Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    Kohl's Corp. rose $1.49 or 2.5 percent, to $62.12. Macy's Inc. rose $1.16 or 1.8 percent, to $67.20. Nordstrom rose $1.06 or 1.4 percent, to $79.44.

  • In a first glimpse of how the season shaped up for major retailers, JC Penney Company Inc reported on Tuesday comparable store holiday sales growth of 3.7 percent, surprising investors and driving the struggling department store operator's stock up 16.6 percent. JC Penney would not comment on what impact gas prices had on its results. The impact is expected to...

  • Jan 6- Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc said same-store sales rose 3.7 percent in November and December, boosting its shares and offering a glimpse of what is expected to be the best holiday season for retailers since 2011.. Brian Sozzi, head of Belus Capital Advisors, said investors had been overly bearish on J.C. Penney's prospects and...

  • Jan 6- Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc said same-store sales for November-December rose 3.7 percent, offering a glimpse of what is expected to be the best holiday season for retailers since 2011.. Shares of J.C. Penney, which showed signs of a rebound this year after a failed attempt to move upmarket, jumped 20 percent in extended trading.

  • Jan 6- Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc said it expected fourth-quarter comparable store sales growth at the upper end of its previous forecast of 2-4 percent, sending its shares up 15 percent in extended trading.

  • Last U.S. holiday shopping weekend off to solid start Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Dec 20- Shoppers filled up malls and department stores on the last weekend before Christmas, as the weather cooperated to help raise the prospect of a solid finish to a holiday season that has so far produced mixed results. Crowds were building at stores in and around New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles by midday on Saturday.

  • *Delivery delays in UK after "Black Friday" surge. BERLIN/ PARIS, Dec 18- The Christmas rush is exposing the limitations of internet-only retailers as surging orders cause delivery delays, allowing Europe's shops to fight back with "click and collect" services and more in-store theatre. Britain's biggest department store group John Lewis, which was early to...

  • Dec 17- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co named Toys R Us Inc's former chief executive Gerald Storch as its new CEO, as the owner of Lord& Taylor and Saks chains looks to expand its online presence. Hudson's Bay's total online sales touched C $228 million in the third quarter, accounting for about 12 percent of the company's retail sales.

  • PARIS, Dec 14- The first thing one sees on entering Guerlain's perfume shop in Paris' Champs Elysees is the French brand's exclusive collection- Les Parisiennes- which costs 200 euros a bottle and is sold only in a few dozen shops around the world. Niche brands take up increasingly more shelf space at upmarket department stores such as Harrods in London, Printemps...

  • TORONTO, Dec 9- The purchase of upscale U.S. retailer Saks Inc helped Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co nearly double retail sales and post a smaller quarterly loss on Tuesday. While its earnings per share were slightly below expectations, Hudson's Bay stock rebounded from early losses to rise 2.1 percent to C $23.99 in Toronto.

  • UPDATE 1-Saks owner Hudson's Bay posts smaller loss Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    Dec 9- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co posted a smaller quarterly loss, helped by higher same-store sales, its purchase of U.S. upscale retailer Saks Inc last year and lower acquisition-related finance costs. Same-store sales at the company's stores, including Hudson's Bay outlets and its U.S.-based Lord& Taylor chain, rose 1.7 percent in...

  • Dec 9- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co posted a smaller quarterly loss, helped by its acquisition of U.S. upscale retailer Saks Inc last year. Hudson's Bay said its net loss from continuing operations narrowed to C $13 million, or 7 Canadian cents per share, in the third quarter ended Nov. 1 from C $126 million, or C $1.05 per share, a year earlier.

  • U.S. holiday shopping discounts deepen, last longer Saturday, 6 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    Dec 6- Amarilis Sinchi visited Macy's at a New Jersey mall on Black Friday, but she waited until this week to purchase the red fleece pajamas she had her eye on. The 21- year-old student ended up paying $13 at the department store, down from $30 on Friday, which has traditionally been the best day for deals during the U.S. holiday season. "We're experiencing...

  • Stores shouldn't open on T'gving: Toys R Us ex-CEO Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:51 AM ET
    A customer pays for his items at Toys'R'Us in Times Square on November 28, 2013 in New York City.

    Former Toys R Us chief Jon Eyler talks turkey, saying it doesn't make sense on moral or economic grounds for stores to be open on Thanksgiving.

  • Nov 18- Struggling department store chain Sears Canada Inc reported its 10th loss in 15 quarters, showing little sign that its turnaround plans are bearing fruit. Sales at the company's stores has been declining for years, faced with tough competition from U.S.-based rivals such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and Nordstrom Inc.. Sears Canada, most of whose...

  • Sears Canada posts loss as sales fall Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Nov 18- Sears Canada Inc reported its third straight quarterly loss, as sales continued to decline at the struggling department store chain. Net loss widened to C $118.7 million, or C $1.16 per share, in the third quarter ended Nov. 1, from C $48.8 million, or 48 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier. The company, in which Sears Holdings Corp has a stake, said revenue fell...

  • Nov 13- Department store operator Kohl's Corp's quarterly profit and revenue missed estimates as same-store sales dipped below the company's own estimate, in sharp contrast to Wal-Mart Stores Inc, which posted its first rise in U.S. same-store sales in seven quarters. Kohl's shares fell as much as 4 percent to $55.63 in morning trading, while Wal-Mart's shares...

  • Nov 13- Department store operator Kohl's Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales and profit as comparable-store sales declined more than the company's own estimate and costs rose. Rival J.C. Penney Co Inc on Wednesday reported flat comparable-store sales as autumn sales slow, while Macy's Inc said it expected comparable-store sales, excluding...

  • Kohl's quarterly profit falls 20 pct on weak demand Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    Nov 13- Department store operator Kohl's Corp reported a nearly 20 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by a bigger-than-estimated decline in comparable-store sales and increased costs. The company's net income fell to $142 million, or 70 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Nov. 1, from $177 million, or 81 cents per share, a year earlier.