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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • JC Penney board shake-up continues Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 4:44 PM ET

    Vornado Realty Trust Chairman and Chief Executive Steven Roth resigned from the board of JC Penney, the company said in a regulatory filing.

  • Starbucks' Schultz slams Ackman over Penney fight Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 4:45 PM ET
    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Friday had choice words for activist investor Bill Ackman and his very public campaign to change J.C. Penney's leadership team.

  • Large JC Penney shareholder to demand CEO change Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 12:52 PM ET

    JC Penney shareholder Perry Capital intends to demand that the company replace CEO Mike Ullman immediately, CNBC's David Faber reported on Friday.

  • Big test for JC Penney: Back-to-school season Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    While few analysts are betting the struggling department store chain will be one of the major winners this season, many think it now may start to show signs of life.

  • Customer Clout: Retail Acting on Shopper Reviews Sunday, 9 Jun 2013 | 5:07 PM ET

    Customer reviews influencing what retailers do more than ever before. The culprit: social media and the risks that negative comments can go viral quicker than ever before.

  • As Retailers Report, Sales Growth in Focus Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    While 94 percent of the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index have already reported quarterly earnings, this week remains a key week for the retail industry with 24 retailers reporting earnings—12 of which are S&P 500 components.

  • Down, But Not Out: JC Penney CEO Meets Shareholders Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:27 PM ET
    Shoppers in JCPenney

    JC Penney CEO Mike Ullman told shareholders: "I have an enduring affection for J.C. Penney." They appeared to return the favor, at the company's shareholder meeting.

  • What to Watch in Retail Earnings Next Week Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    The next week investors get the last wave of reports from retailers. Here's Pisani's take on the Weather effect and the names that count.

  • Three More Ex-Apple Execs Out at JC Penney: Report Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Three more top executives at J.C. Penney have left the ailing retailer, the New York Post reported, following the ouster of Chief Executive Ron Johnson.

  • Dollar General Profit Up on Food Sales Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:37 AM ET

    Dollar General posted a higher quarterly profit on Monday as increased sales of food and other basics helped drive growth despite consumers' concerns about the economy.

  • The decision to do away with sales last year had no testing behind it. So it is not a mystery why J.C. Penney has done a 180 when it comes to its promotional stance.

  • Caution Signs Ahead as Retailers Report Earnings Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    Next week is the biggest one of the earnings season for the retailers. While each will have different nuances, and wrap up the key holiday quarter, Wall Street will be focused on the sales forecast for the current quarter.

  • Death of Gift Cards? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    Barnes & Noble gift cards

    Retailers should be buzzing right now with holiday gift card redemptions. But, there's early evidence retailers aren't getting much of a boost from gift cards this year, according to NBG Market Analyst Brian Sozzi.