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  • 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.

  • Investors—And Consumers—Still Focused on High End Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    The Gap's flagship store in San Francisco

    While the economic data show a recovery in place, it doesn't seem as if the message has gotten through to retailers serving lower- and middle-income consumers.

  • Entrepreneurs Get Creative With Loyalty Rewards Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 2:22 PM ET

    Small businesses are using their personality and personal touch to their advantage over the big guys with creative loyalty rewards programs, reports USA Today.

  • Lululemon CEO's Exit Risks an Apple-Like Scenario Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    The sudden departure of Lululemon Athletica's CEO left analysts scratching their heads on Tuesday and prompted a wave of price target cuts and downgrades of the company's stock.

  • Namaste: Lululemon CEO to Resign After Pants Flap Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon Athletica Inc., speaks during an event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 15, 2013.

    Lululemon said its CEO will step down. The news came a few months after the company had to recall one of its yoga pants for being too sheer. The company also beat on earnings.

  • 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.