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  • 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.

  • Target's Plan for Brides: Say Yes to the Dress Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:51 AM ET
    Target's new bridal collection

    Attention, busy brides-to-be, you can now add wedding gown to your Target shopping carts since the discount retailer has become the the latest retailer to move into the increasingly crowded space.

  • A Business That's Not in the Doghouse     Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:51 PM ET

    Europe may be in the doghouse, while Wall Street is the cat who got the cream but come boost or bust, Asia's pet business is on the rise. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah investigates.

  • 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.

  • Why Investors Should Mind the 'Gap' Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:55 AM ET

    It's good to remember that some turnarounds have happy endings. For retailer Gap, the current outcome is a positive one as investors are again falling into the Gap.

  • What Pitchers Could Wear Following J.A. Happ Scare Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    Teammates assist J.A. Happ after he was hit by a line drive on Tuesday.

    Toronto Blue Jay pitcher J.A. Happ's skull fracture from a line drive to the head raises questions about protective gear for baseball. Here are some available products.

  • Reputations on the Line: Retailers Rethink Sourcing Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:45 PM ET
    Bangladeshis protests over the collapse of a factory complex.

    Major retailers like Wal-Mart, J.C. Penney, Gap, Nike and Target are feeling a new degree of pressure to re-assess global sourcing strategies. And that may prompt them to take some potentially costly steps.

  • Northeast Cold Snap Takes Bite Out of Retail Sales Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    Cooler than usual weather is taking a bite out of retail sales in the Northeast. The situation could impact first quarter margins – when retailers report quarterly earnings.

  • AR-15s Flying Off Shelves Amid Gun Control Fears Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    The AR-15's use in the mass shootings in Newtown and Aurora has thrust it into the national spotlight, but just the threat of a ban has been a boon to its sales.

  • Warby Parker: Cool Glasses in a New Retail Store Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 2:51 PM ET
    Customers try on Warby Parker eyewear at the flagship store's grand opening in SOHO, New York.

    Hip start-up Warby Parker debuted its flagship, eyeglass store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Do online retailers need brick-and-mortar stores?

  • 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.

  • See-Through Yoga Pants or Not, LULU Still a 'Buy': Pros Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    Following Lululemon's announcement that it expects a yoga pant shortage and a "significant impact" on its financial results due to a see-through pant recall, the stock posted its worst three-day loss since August.

  • Taxes Hikes Haven't Hurt Sales Yet: Home Depot CEO Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    Workers build a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Home Depot expects 3 percent growth in 2013, the same it saw in 2012 as economic growth remains steady, CEO Frank Blake told CNBC.

  • Retail Growth Challenges Ahead: Analyst Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    Despite poor weather and consumer spending headwinds, retail same-store sales gained momentum as February progressed. Still, one analyst sees a challenging environment.

  • Retail-Palooza Preview     Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan offers a preview of the retailers reporting quarterly earnings next week; and Liz Dunn, Macquarie Capital senior analyst, and Jan Kniffen, Worldwide Enterprises CEO, provide perspective.

  • 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.

  • After a morning filled with false starts and confusion, office supply retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax on Wednesday announced a deal approved by the boards of both companies.

  • Office supply retailers Office Max and Office Depot are near a merger that could be announced this week, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Gun Dealers Report Shortages of Ammunition Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    A high capacity 30 round clip.

    Retailers say much of the demand for ammunition is from gun owners who are stockpiling in case certain weapons are banned.

  • Higher Taxes Put the Brakes on Retail Spending Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Retail sales barely rose in January as tax increases and higher gasoline prices restrained spending. Separately, import and export prices rose slightly less than expected in the month.