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  • June 27- Dollar General Corp said CEO Rick Dreiling will retire next year, throwing into doubt a proposal by Carl Icahn to merge the discount retailer with Family Dollar Stores Inc.. Dollar General's shares fell as much as 8 percent and Family Dollar's as much as 4 percent in morning trading on Friday.

  • LONDON, June 4- Britain's biggest retailer Tesco recorded its worst quarterly UK sales drop in 40 years, raising questions over boss Phil Clarke's strategy to counter the challenges of a rapidly-changing grocery industry. They are turning to fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl for basics and Waitrose and Marks& Spencer for top end treats.

  • June 3- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp said it expects gross margins to improve in the second half of the year as it focuses on more profitable products such as accessories and stationery items priced at $1- $5. Dollar General shares rose as much as 5 percent on Tuesday.

  • June 3- Discount chain Dollar General Corp stuck to its full-year profit forecast despite reporting a first-quarter profit below analysts' estimates. The retailer said it expects to earn $3.45- $3.55 per share for the year ending January 2015.

  • Dollar General quarterly profit misses estimates Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    June 3- Discount chain Dollar General Corp reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, blaming tough competition, a harsh winter and weak consumer spending. Net income rose to $222 million, or 72 cents per share, in the first quarter ended May 2, from $220 million, or 67 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Costco results miss estimates as costs rise Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 5:24 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, Calif.

    Costco reported third-quarter results below analysts' estimates hurt by an increase in merchandise costs and other expenses.

  • Shares of the company, which operates Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain, fell 7 percent in premarket trading. The retailer operated 1,980 Sears and Kmart stores in the United States as of February.

  • Sears posts bigger loss as sales slide Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    May 22- Sears Holdings Corp posted a bigger loss for the first quarter as the struggling retailer failed to arrest the fall in sales despite offering heavy discounts to woo shoppers. The company, which operates Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain, said revenue fell 6.8 percent to $7.88 billion.

  • J.C. Penney quarterly sales rise 6.3 pct, shares surge Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    May 15- Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc reported a 6.3 percent rise in first-quarter sales, helped by strong sales of household goods and men's and women's apparel. J.C. Penney shares rose 15 percent to $9.67 in after-hours trading on Thursday.

  • *Sears Holdings says it may put Sears Canada up for sale. May 14- Sears Holdings Corp said on Wednesday that it was considering the sale of its 51 percent stake in Sears Canada Inc, a move that could mean all of the Canadian department store operator goes up for sale.

  • May 14- Department store operator Macy's Inc said business was picking up after severe winter weather resulted in weaker-than-expected sales in the first quarter, allowing the company to stick to its full-year profit forecast. Macy's, which also owns the high-end Bloomingdale's chain, reaffirmed its earnings forecast of $4.40- $4.50 per share for the year.

  • Watch out Amazon! Wal-Mart is coming: Retail pro Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Wal-Mart is fast becoming a "fierce threat" to Amazon's dominance of online shopping, a leading retail analyst tells CNBC.

  • Macy's sales fall as severe winter keeps US shoppers away Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    May 14- Macy's Inc reported a 1.7 percent decline in quarterly sales as a severe winter across parts of the United States deterred shoppers from visiting its department stores. The company, which also owns the high-end Bloomingdale's chain, said revenue fell to $6.28 billion in the first quarter ended May 3 from $6.39 billion, a year earlier.

  • May 14- Sears Holdings Corp said it was looking to sell its 51 percent stake in Sears Canada Inc and could even put the whole Canadian department store operator up for sale. Shares of Sears Holdings, controlled by hedge fund billionaire Eddie Lampert, rose 8 percent to $46.48 in premarket trading.

  • TORONTO, May 8- Target Stores Inc's problems in Canada may have started with its first step: deciding to occupy the premises of a failed discount chain that didn't have the panache Canadians anticipated they would find in a retailer renowned for its "cheap chic."

  • TORONTO, May 8- Target Stores Inc's problems in Canada may have started with its first step: deciding to occupy the premises of a failed discount chain that didn't have the panache Canadians anticipated they would find in a retailer renowned for its "cheap chic."

  • ANALYSIS-Lululemon's status as yogawear's top dog at risk Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 16- Still hurting from last year's see-through yoga pants debacle, Lululemon Athletica Inc is about to face a new headache: stepped up competition from rival yoga retailers, department stores and hot new brands.

  • *Beats nil-premium merger proposal from Australia's Myer. SYDNEY, April 9- South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy struggling Australian department store operater David Jones for $2 billion after trumping an offer from Myer Holdings Ltd, it was announced on Wednesday.

  • *Beats nil-premium merger proposal from Australia's Myer. SYDNEY, April 9- South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Ltd is set to buy Australia's second-largest department store David Jones for $2 billion, trumping an offer from Australian rival Myer Holdings Ltd with a hefty premium.

  • 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.