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  • Mid-Turnaround, J.C. Penney Boosts Borrowing Capacity Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Retailer J.C. Penney increased its borrowing capacity under a bank credit facility by $100 million to $1.85 billion and expanded an option to borrow more at a later date, raising concerns among analysts as it works on a turnaround.

  • For the first time, Sports Illustrated has chosen a Target "Xhilaration" brand swimsuit for model Jessica Perez to wear in photos taken in Chile, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • How Target Rebounded From Holiday Disappointment Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    In the company's first designer collection after its Neiman Marcus collaboration disappointed analysts, Target has already sold out of several items online while also avoiding the website crashes that have plagued past successful launches.

  • CNBC's Courtney Reagan offers insight on her interview with JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson about the retailer's extreme makeover over the last year. Johnson remains confident for 2013. CNBC's Herb Greenberg; Rick Snyder, Maxim Group; and Jan Kniffen, Worldwide Enterprises, weigh in.

  • JC Penney CEO: Driving Growth     Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan talks to JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson about the tough year the company has had. Johnson says JC Penney will return to growth this year.

  • The Chinese Consumer Could Define Year of Snake Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 2:53 AM ET

    Pineapple tarts, red paper lanterns and delicacies such as abalone – just some examples of the traditional goods that China's shoppers snap up ahead of the Chinese New Year.

  • Nike and the NFL: Sizing Up the First Year Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 11:19 AM ET
    Official Nike 49ers Super Bowl jersey

    Last year, Nike paid $1.1 billion to clothe the NFL for the next five years. If it goes well, some analysts estimate it could mean half a billion in revenue for each of those five years. However, the first year has not been without hiccups.

  • Retailers Must Be in the 'Sweet Spot': CIO     Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Chris Wyllie, Chief Investment Officer at Iveagh, tells CNBC that in retail the people who are winning are those who have the right marriage between online and offline.

  • Moisturizing Jeans Test     Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    CNBC News Associate Katie Spencer tested "moisturizing jeans," which are currently only available in Europe. Katie did feel "a little bit softer" after wearing them. (1:46)

  • E&Y: UK Profit Warnings Highest Since 2008     Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 3:45 AM ET

    Keith McGregor, head of restructuring at Ernst and Young, tells CNBC that the retail sector is omitted from the survey because they successfully reset market expectations to expect lower earnings.

  • Analyzing Burberry's Earnings     Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 2:00 AM ET

    Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics, tells CNBC that people in the high-end retail market have done very well.

  • UK Retailer Says No Xmas Turkey as Sales Leaked Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 12:03 AM ET

    British retailer Marks & Spencer reported a bigger-than-expected drop in non-food sales in the Christmas quarter after deciding to offer fewer discounts just as Debenhams and other rivals were offering more.

  • Australia Retail Sales Take Surprise Dip in November Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 8:48 PM ET

    Australian retail sales were surprisingly soft in November as spending fell on clothes and household goods, a sign lower interest rates had yet to breathe life into the long-struggling bricks and mortar shopping sector.

  • 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.

  • Are UK Retailers Set for a Bumper 2013?     Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Richard Perks, director of retail research at Mintel International, shares his views on the outlook for UK retailers in 2013 and what the key trends will be.

  • Retail Sales Winners & Losers Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    Macy's shoppers

    The latest batch of retail sales reports shed light on who the retail winners are right now.

  • December Retail Sales See Some Hits, but Mostly Misses Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 8:25 AM ET

    Some of the biggest U.S. retailers reported December same store sales on Thursday, showing both hits and misses in a still unsteady economy.

  • Stock in Sixty Seconds: Next     Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 1:50 AM ET

    Steve Sedgwick takes you through the UK retailer Next and where it is trading.

  • Nike Earnings Fall, but Beat Street Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:12 PM ET
    Nike shoes are displayed at Modell's Sporting Goods in Philadelphia.

    Nike says its second-quarter net income fell 18 percent as the European economy remained weak and growth slowed in China.

  • Fierce Competitors: Wal-Mart vs. Target     Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    Retail stores are amidst the most critical time of year, and Christmas is just 7 days away. Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors; Burt Flickinger, Strategic Resource Insight Group; Jan Kniffen, Rogers Kniffen Worldwide CEO; and CNBC's Courtney Reagan discuss.