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  • Jan 9- Family Dollar Stores Inc on Thursday reported a weaker quarterly profit as the retailer discounted more than it had originally planned to win holiday shoppers. The discount chain said its net income fell to $78 million, or 68 cents a share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 30 from $80.3 million, or 69 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • The company, operator of Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain, has been selling or spinning off assets and closing stores for the past few years to try to turn around its business. Sales have been dropping since Lampert combined Sears and Kmart in an $11 billion deal in 2005..

  • The company, operator of Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain, has been selling or spinning off assets and closing stores for the past few years to try to turn around its business. Sales have been dropping since Lampert combined Sears and Kmart in an $11 billion deal in 2005..

  • TORONTO, Dec 3- U.S. retailers looking north in their quest for growth should consider the frosty reception Canada has so far given trendy discounter Target Corp a cautionary tale: what looks like a simple border crossing can easily go wrong.

  • Sriracha fight set to simmer a little longer Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 6:54 PM ET

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge heard testimony Friday from attorneys for the city of Irwindale, Calif., and the owner of the Sriracha plant.

  • Nov 21- Discount chain Target Corp on Thursday blamed what it called "constrained" U.S. consumer spending for a tepid rise in quarterly comparable sales, and lowered its full-year profit forecast as a Canadian expansion proved costlier than expected.

  • Nov 21- Discount chain Target Corp on Thursday blamed "constrained" consumer spending for a tepid rise in third-quarter comparable sales, and lowered its full-year profit forecast as a Canadian expansion proved costlier than expected.

  • UPDATE 1-Weak sales, more promotions hurt Sears Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 8:27 AM ET

    Nov 21- Sears Holdings Corp reported a wider quarterly net loss on Thursday after sales fell at both its namesake department stores and its Kmart discount chain and it invested in more promotions targeting rewards members.

  • Sears net loss widens on weak sales Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    Nov 21- Sears Holdings Corp, which operates its eponymous department stores and the Kmart discount chain, reported a wider quarterly net loss as sales fell at both chains and it invested in more promotions targeting rewards members.

  • TORONTO, Oct 29- U.S. discount retail chain Target Corp said on Wednesday it expects to recover from initial stumbles in its ambitious push into Canada and still hit long-term growth targets. Canada is still key to Target's growth over the next five years, executives said.

  • Oct 29- Sears Holdings Corp is considering splitting off its Lands' End clothing and Sears Auto Center businesses, after another quarter of declining same-store sales. The company's shares rose 7 percent, as investors assessed the latest attempt by the operator of Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain to turn around its business.

  • Watch: CNBC anchorman stays classy Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 5:52 AM ET

    CNBC anchorman Geoff Cutmore gave his best impression of Ron Burgundy on Squawk Box Europe this morning.

  • Is a Halal food market boom on its way? Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    A halal butcher

    The halal food market has huge potential for growth after being largely neglected in the U.K.

  • Traditional grocers poised to join e-commerce boom Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    A Peapod worker at one of its online distribution facilities in Lake Zurich, Ill.

    A distribution model popular in Europe could finally give U.S. grocery stores a solid online footing.

  • Bag ban: New York's future may not be in plastics Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    At least nine City Council members back legislation to require most retailers to charge customers 10 cents for each bag.

  • Russia gives Carlsberg a hangover Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 5:59 AM ET
    A Carlsberg advertisement

    After Danish brewer Carlsberg announced disappointing second quarter profits, the company's CEO placed the blame firmly on Russia, where a raft of legislation has heavily regulated the sale of alcohol.

  • Watch: Is this the hypermarket of the future? Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 5:39 AM ET

    Tesco has unveiled a brand new concept store in the UK in Watford. Tesco Extra is the latest experiment in transforming the supermarket into a retail destination.

  • 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.

  • Most popular supermarket? Hint: Not the biggest Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 4:03 PM ET

    In a survey of U.S. and Canadian grocery shoppers, Trader Joe's, Publix Supermarkets and Whole Foods earned some of the highest marks.

  • Counterfeit Food More Widespread Than Suspected Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Counterfeit Glen’s vodka, which had high levels of methanol and bleach added, at a distillery in England.

    A recent discovery of an English counterfeit scheme has raised wide concerns about food safety.

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