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Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, tells CNBC that confidence among consumers has been on a very slow long-term upwards trend for about two years.
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.
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.
Shares of beleaguered retailer JC Penney rose more than 7 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after billionaire financier George Soros disclosed a 7.9-percent stake.
French luxury goods maker Hermes posted first-quarter sales ahead of forecasts, driven by strong demand for its silks, accessories and ready-to-wear.
While Britain paid its respects to former PM Margaret Thatcher, the market is still feeling the force of her economic impact.
Despite signs the consumer may be starting to pull back, discount stores and home retailers remain attractive investment opportunities, says one analyst.
In the latest twist of the courtroom battle between Macy's, J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart's company, the judge says that J.C. Penney will be allowed for now to sell some Stewart products. Still, Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren said he plans to appeal if his company ultimately loses in court.
CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar looks at shares of Fast Retailing in the daily 'Stock in 60' segment, which swung heavily after releasing Q2 operating profits that missed expectations.
Martha Stewart's company lost a bid to dismiss a claim by Macy's that it violated their contract when it designed certain products for JC Penney.
The FMHR pros reveal the top three trades of the day. And, Kimberly Greenberger, Morgan Stanley, is negative on the retail space for now.
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.
Anthony Fry, chairman of Espirito Santo Investment Bank, debates whether Marks and Spencer's poor results are reflective of the pressure on the high street or poor management in the company.
English pro golfer Ian Poulter discusses his quest to win the 2013 Masters Tournament and capture the "green jacket." Only one Englishman has ever won at Augusta: Nick Faldo, three times.
Shareholders lost 51 percent during former JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson's stewardship, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. A look at what it cost Johnson himself. George Bradt, PrimeGenesis, and Charles Elson, University of Delaware professor, weigh in.
There needs to be more transparency in the way companies value the compensation of their chief executives, said former Playboy chief Christie Hefner, now at the Center for American Progress.
Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world but he's virtually unknown in the United States. However, Adidas believes Messi is such a transcendent star, it just launched a global retail brand of shoes and apparel that are all about him.
Abnormally cold weather curbs consumer demand for spring goods and apparel, but some companies, including drug chains and dollar stores, are benefiting from the spring’s delay.
Wal-Mart is saying the talk of having customers deliver products to online shoppers is "just an idea," reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
PVH Corp. CEO Manny Chirico, offers insight on his company's acquisition of Warnaco, and also on international growth. "Jeans is a category that goes in cycles, and I think we're buying Warnaco at just the right time," he says.