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  • 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.

  • Amazon stores? 3 reasons strip malls won't die Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Commercial real estate for sale.

    Strip malls will survive the competition from online retailers, and may even one day include Amazon stores, predicted David Henry, chief executive of Kimco Realty.

  • 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.

  • Not pretty: Tiffany swings to a loss on legal woes Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Customers carry Tiffany & Co. shopping bags outside the company's flagship store in New York, March 18, 2014.

    Tiffany reported a loss in the fourth quarter, due primarily to losing an arbitration ruling involving The Swatch Group.

  • March 10- Target Corp has been sued by Swatch Group SA, which accused the second-largest U.S. discount retailer of illegally selling watches that copy its own. In a lawsuit made public on Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Swatch, which is known for its plastic namesake watches, accused Target of infringing its designs for "zebra" and "multi-color" watches.

  • Deep discounting eats into Costco's holiday profit Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, Calif.

    Costco Wholesale's profit fell 15 percent, missing estimates, hurt by weaker gross margins in its fresh-food business and some non-foods merchandises.

  • JCP loss smaller than expected, stock soars 15% Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    A family exits a J.C. Penney Co. store at the Collin Creek Mall in Plano, Texas, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

    JC Penney reported a quarterly loss that was smaller than expected on Wednesday, but revenue trailed analysts' expectations.

  • 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.

  • LONDON, Feb 18- Poundland, Europe's largest single-price discount retailer, plans a 750 million pound flotation on the London Stock Exchange, cashing in on the recession-proof allure of goods that sell for just one pound.

  • Target staff say they warned of security flaws Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    At least one analyst at Target pushed for an investigation into payment systems after government and industry reports.

  • Brookstone may file for bankruptcy: Report Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A Brookstone store in Santa Monica, California.

    The seller of gadgets, wine accessories, and furniture is in talks with firms about investing. The WSJ reports.

  • "Consumers are being hit by a perfect storm of events," said Craig Johnson, president of advisory firm Customer Growth Partners. Kohl's Corp on Thursday said sales in January were "significantly" lower than expected as shoppers stayed away, and the department store chain lowered its profit forecast.

  • Feb 4- J.C. Penney Co Inc on Tuesday reported a modest rise in quarterly comparable sales but gave no details on its gross profit margin, leading Wall Street analysts to conclude the department store operator had to resort to bigger discounts during the holiday season.

  • 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.

  • Here's who benefits from Japan's sales tax hike     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:51 PM ET

    David Hamaty, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Kurt Salmon highlights the likely impact and possible winners and losers of the sales tax hike in Japan.

  • 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.