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  • April 3- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co, which bought U.S. luxury chain Saks Inc last year, forecast weaker-than-expected 2014 earnings as it spends more to build up its online shopping sites.

  • TOKYO, April 3- Seven& I Holdings Co, the world's biggest convenience store operator, forecast a slowdown in profit growth for the year from March 1 as a sales tax increase erodes earnings at its supermarkets and department stores even as sales remain strong at its 7- Eleven shops.

  • HELSINKI, April 1- Finnish retailer Stockmann is freezing plans to open more department stores in Russian cities due to the uncertainty caused by the Crimean crisis, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday. Expansion in Russia had been one of the firm's strengths over the past decade.

  • March 21- Nordstrom Inc is postponing the opening of its discount Rack stores in Canada until 2017, to focus on the launch of its full-line department stores there, its first department stores abroad.

  • Feb 26- Struggling department store operator Sears Canada Inc posted a fall in quarterly sales, citing severe winter weather and power outages in the holiday shopping season.

  • Sears Canada's quarterly same-store sales fall Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    Feb 26- Struggling department store operator Sears Canada Inc posted a fall in quarterly same-store sales due to severe winter weather and power outages. The company, controlled by Sears Holdings Corp, said same-store sales fell 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter ended Feb. 1.

  • Feb 25- Macy's Inc's sales this year were weak until Valentine's Day, the department store operator said on Tuesday, but it stuck to its full-year forecast because it expects business to return to normal when the weather improves.

  • UPDATE 1-Macy's says quarter is off to a slow start Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Feb 25- Macy's Inc on Tuesday said sales in its new fiscal year were off to a slow start, coming on the heels of a dip in January, and the department store operator's shares fell nearly 2 percent.

  • Feb 25- Macy's Inc on Tuesday reported a higher quarterly profit as the department store chain had one of the best sales performances among retailers during the holiday season. Macy's reported net income of $811 million, or $2.16 a share, for the fourth quarter ended Feb. 1, compared with $730 million, or $1.83 per share, a year earlier.

  • JC Penney's plan: Out with the new, in with the old Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    After two years of declining sales, J.C. Penney is reducing some high-profile brands introduced by former CEO Ron Johnson and reviving old labels.

  • Cramer: Off life-support, now rehab for retailer Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:42 AM ET

    Department store chain J.C. Penney becomes "just another retailer" after third-quarter earnings, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.

  • Struggling JC Penney catches a break; Stock soars Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 4:54 PM ET

    JC Penny saw its stock price jump Friday after a Wall Street analyst upgraded his sales outlook for the long struggling department store.

  • JC Penney shares plunge 15% to near 13-year low Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 5:14 PM ET

    JC Penney shares tumbled to their lowest in nearly 13 years after a Goldman Sachs report projected slow sales and liquidity trouble.

  • A close look at the 'Ackman TV trade': Widlitz Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 11:49 AM ET
    Bill Ackman

    If you have followed the J.C. Penney's media soap opera, you know the "Bill Ackman TV trade" is a losing one, said retail analyst Stacey Widlitz.

  • Lessons to watch for in Wal-Mart, Macy's earnings Thursday, 8 Aug 2013 | 2:11 PM ET

    Investors will be scanning retail earnings reports, due out over the next few weeks, for the lessons they hold about the back-to-school shopping season, the second-busiest retail period.

  • Here Are Retail Stocks Worth Shopping For: Pro Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    Shoppers walk towards a Home Depot store in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Despite signs the consumer may be starting to pull back, discount stores and home retailers remain attractive investment opportunities, says one analyst.

  • Should You Play JC Penney for a Bounce? Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    Is the worst finally over for beleaguered department store JC Penney?

  • Avoiding Holiday Package Theft Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 4:51 PM ET

    Online shopping offers a safe and comfortable respite from unruly crowds, but many people who have gifts shipped to them have the packages left at their doorsteps, and these parcels prove irresistible to thieves.

  • Teen Spending Habits: Which Brands are Hot     Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 1:34 PM ET

    Despite the turbulent economy, many retailers say they will hire as many temporary workers for the holiday season as last year. Analyzing teen shopping trends, and which stores are hot, with Jeff Klinefelter, Piper Jaffray.

  • Cramer's Top 3 Retail Stocks Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 6:32 PM ET

    How remodeling has helped boost these companies’ bottom line.