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  • Embattled Abercrombie hoping size will matter Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Abercrombie and Fitch models

    After an earlier controversy, poor sales and stock performance, the once-trendy retailer is offering larger sizes as part of a turnaround effort.

  • Sales a feast for consumers, famine for retailers Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:20 AM ET
    Black Friday ad for Wal-Mart

    Consumers have feasted on discounts this holiday season, but it means thinner profit margins for retailers.

  • Retailers reinvent the holiday pop-up shop Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Google's holiday pop-up store showcases tech gadgets. Retailers this year are using temporary retail spaces in more creative ways.

    With less vacant retail space available amid an improving economy, retailers are experimenting with pop-up stores within existing larger spaces.

  • Nothing in-between? The wealth gap alters retail Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Robert Barakett $59.50 men’s white T-shirt versus Kmart’s Basic Edition $6.98 white T-shirt.

    The market now is a place in which even basic goods such as socks and razors are either incredibly cheap or extremely expensive.

  • The race to muscle Lululemon out of its turf Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Gap’s high-end activewear brand Athleta could emerge as the biggest winner from Lululemon’s quality control questions.

  • Largest orange diamond seen setting world record Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | 3:00 AM ET
    The world's largest known orange diamond.

    The world’s largest orange diamond will be hitting the auction block and it’s expected to set a new world record for “fire diamonds” in both size and price.

  • GOME needs to focus on online operations: pro     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Jackson Wong, vice president of Tanrich Securities, expects GOME to "finally" make a profit in the first half of the year but stresses the "fierce" online competition the group faces.

  • Barnes & Noble loss widens, Riggio halts buyout Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    The Barnes & Noble Nook, left, and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

    Barnes & Noble reported a deeper loss as sales of its Nook device and e-books continued to plunge, and its founder pulled the plug on his plan to buy its stores.

  • Retail: It's (almost) all bad news Monday, 19 Aug 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    A shopper carries a Macy's shopping bag along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in Chicago.

    With Saks the latest retailer to disappoint with weaker-than-expected earnings, investors are worried about how the retail sector will fare heading into a heavy week of earnings.

  • Teens are shopping—just not at traditional malls Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Teens are shopping, but their back-to-school wish lists have changed. Many are mixing designer handbags and fast fashion, making it tough on traditional teen retailers.

  • Teen angst: Sales forecast sparks broader concern Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:18 AM ET

    Wall Street braced for a possible ricochet effect on retailer results after American Eagle Outfitters slashed its guidance and teen retailer stocks plunged.

  • Busting the myth of the back-to-school tax holiday Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

    Sales tax holidays will be offered in at least 17 states this year, but these events may not really benefit states or retailers.

  • What's the dealio? '90s fashions are back Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET

    Break out your jelly sandals and overall shorts: 1990s fashion has staged a comeback, prompting U.S. retailers to respond with fresh inventory of the decade's hottest looks.

  • RadioShack revival? CEO says it's what he's after Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 3:57 PM ET

    With a new CEO at the helm, RadioShack is out to reinvent itself and reconnect with customers that have long since turned to other retailers.

  • Best Buy: Give us your tired, poor iPads Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    Best Buy will offer a weekend trade-in event that allows customers to exchange old, working iPads for a $200 gift certificate, All Things D reported on Friday.

  • Good grades ahead for back-to-school sales Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Like it or not, it's time for back-to-school shopping. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to win your dollars for this very competitive-and important-shopping season.

  • Pumped up kicks? Sneaker sales soar Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    Jaime Penaloza, a member of an Instagram group called "Sneakaholics," poses with his shoe collection.

    Call them “sneakerheads” or “sneakaholics.” There's a growing number of designer athletic shoe junkies—who comb the Internet, camp out in the wee hours and pay hundreds of dollars for the most highly anticipated sneaker releases.

  • Whole Foods Recalls Cheese After Listeria Outbreak Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    Whole Foods is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese after an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one person.

  • Zimmer, You Might Not Like the Way This Looks Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 2:17 PM ET

    Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer doesn't like this way this looks. The shareholder meeting was postponed because Zimmer, who was executive chariman, has been terminated.

  • Tech Boutiques: Microsoft Teams Up With Best Buy Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 12:19 PM ET

    Microsoft and Best Buy announced a deal where Microsoft will launch stores-within-stores at 600 Best Buy locations.