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  • 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.

  • Nov 12- Department store operator Macy's Inc forecast higher same-store sales growth in the holiday quarter as it boosts online services, and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as costs fell. Macy's, which also owns the high-end Bloomingdale's chain, said it expects same-store sales, excluding licensed stores, to grow 1.8-2.8 percent in the...

  • Nov 12- Department store operator Macy's Inc forecast faster same-store sales growth in the holiday quarter, and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as costs fell. Same-store sales at Macy's, which also owns the high-end Bloomingdale's chain, has either declined or grown slower than a year ago for 11 quarters now, except the second quarter ended...

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Britain's Morrisons posted another big fall in quarterly sales as shoppers sought savings in discount chains or paid more for upmarket treats though the grocer said its plan to address changing industry trends was working. With wages stagnant, discounters are booming and all Britain's grocers have responded by cutting prices, hitting profits.

  • LEEDS, England, Nov 6- British supermarket operator J Sainsbury Plc's answer to discounters Aldi and Lidl was unveiled on Thursday, with the opening of its first Netto-branded store in northern England tasked to win over thrifty shoppers. Sainsbury and Dansk Supermarked, Denmark's largest retailer whose Netto brand is present in five countries, have each...

  • At least 46 Kmart stores, 30 Sears department stores and 31 Sears Auto Centers are scheduled to close before the end of January, said the report. The company, which is struggling to reduce costs as its sales dwindle, closed 75 Kmart stores and 21 Sears stores in the first half of 2014.. Sears had 1,077 Kmart stores and 793 Sears stores in the United States as of Aug. 2.

  • *Carrefour 5 pct dearer than Lidl vs 20 pct premium in UK- LEK. PARIS/ BERLIN, Oct 20- The success of French retailers in stopping the advance of discounters in the last five years shows a way out of the crisis embroiling Britain's "big four" grocers. In Britain, Tesco, Wal-Mart's Asda, Sainsbury and Morrison are all losing shoppers to discounters Aldi and Lidl, which have...

  • Oct 13- J.C. Penney Co Inc named Home Depot Inc executive Marvin Ellison as its new chief on Monday, ending an 18- month search but barely allaying investor concerns over problems facing the money-losing department store chain. Ellison, 49, an industry veteran credited with reviving Home Depot's U.S. business, will join J.C. Penney as a board member in November, and...

  • Texas discount chain Alco Stores files for bankruptcy Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Oct 13- Texas- based discounter Alco Stores Inc filed for bankruptcy, joining the list of smaller U.S. retailers seeking protection from creditors. Alco said it had an initial, or "stalking horse," bid from a joint venture including Tiger Capital Group LLC, SB Capital Group LLC and Great American Group WF LLC. As of July, the company listed assets of $221.8 million and...

  • Sears Holdings detects data breach at Kmart unit Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    Oct 10- Retailer Sears Holdings Corp said the payment data system at its Kmart Holding Corp unit had been breached, and that certain debit and credit card numbers could have been compromised. Discount chain Kmart is investigating the breach. The investigation, which indicates the breach began in September, revealed that no personal information, debit card PIN...

  • J.C. Penney cuts Q3 same-store sales forecast Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    Oct 8- Struggling retailer J.C. Penney Co Inc cut its current-quarter same-store sales forecast, citing lower sales in September, sending its shares down sharply. The department store chain said it expected low-single digit percentage growth in same-store sales in the third quarter. J.C. Penney's shares were down 10.6 percent at $8.22 in early afternoon...

  • Macy's to hire 86,000 workers for holiday season Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Sept 29- Department store operator Macy's Inc said it planned to hire about 86,000 workers for the holiday shopping season, up from about 83,000 last year.

  • BERLIN, Sept 25- A gigantic German department store, rebuilt in the heart of Berlin on the rubble of a shopping centre seized by the Nazis, was opened on Thursday with a ceremony paying tribute to its original Jewish owners.

  • Sept 17- Department store operator Kohl's Corp said it is hiring more than 67,000 workers for the holiday selling season, about 34 percent more than what it recruited last season. The Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin- based retailer had hired about 50,000 seasonal employees for the 2013 holiday season.

  • Sept 12- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co reported an 87 percent jump in sales and a much smaller loss, helped by its purchase of U.S. luxury chain Saks Inc last year. Hudson's Bay acquired Saks for $2.4 billion last year to revive big-name department stores.

  • Sept 11- Canadian dollar-store operator Dollarama Inc reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly profit as its number of stores increased and customers spent more per visit. Discount chains such as Dollarama are a popular choice for customers looking to save costs in a struggling economy.

  • UPDATE 3-Family Dollar spurns Dollar General again Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    Sept 5- Family Dollar Stores Inc rejected Dollar General Corp's sweetened takeover bid, saying the offer still did not address antitrust concerns, raising the prospect that the No. 1 U.S. deep discount chain will go "hostile" with its offer.

  • Family Dollar profit falls by a third Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Family Dollar store

    Family Dollar's earnings fell by a third as the company resorted to discounts to clear inventory and competition intensified.

  • 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.