As discounting shows little sign of abating, it's the stores with on-trend merchandise that will emerge as the season's winners.» Read More
Target, Kohl's, and QVC are among retailers opening technology test labs in the San Francisco area to improve their websites and create mobile apps.
Violent wage protests closed 250 US-linked Bangladesh garment factories as workers demanded higher pay from retailers such as Walmart.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
Nov 6- Struggling fashion retailer Abercrombie& Fitch Co said it would expand its women's tops collection, offer larger sizes and more colors, and start selling shoes, in a bid to win back teen customers who have turned to trendier labels.
Nov 6- Struggling fashion retailer Abercrombie& Fitch Co said it would expand sizes, colors and fits for all its styles next year, as it seeks to win back its teen customers. Chief Executive Mike Jeffries has stirred controversy in the past by suggesting the company's clothes were made for "cool" and "attractive" kids and not for "fat" people.
Nov 6- Abercrombie& Fitch Co's shares were set to open around 7 percent lower after the teen fashion retailer reported sliding sales and slashed its profit outlook. Brokerages including Jefferies, Cowen, and Brean Capital cut their price targets on the company's stock by between $3 and $5 to as low as $33, citing weak sales and margin trends.
New shopping services will allow consumers to instantly buy items they see on television, in magazines and even in their refrigerators. The NYT reports.
"I'm not that worried about the consumer because I do think that they have benefited from higher home prices," TheStreet's Stephanie Link says.
Like any high school crush, this one was bound to fizzle, but millions of dollars were riding on this infatuation.
Stocks closed higher Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 finishing in positive territory for the third-straight session, as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off their two-day meeting.
Trying to figure out what's cool for the back-to-school shopping season? Stop trying. These teens will break it down for you.
Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale and American Eagle Outfitters have fallen out of fashion with fickle teen shoppers and may not win back their business anytime soon.
Abercrombie & Fitch said same-store sales fell a worse-than-expected 10 percent, blaming fewer visits by shoppers and customers' lack of interest in its women's clothing.
Stocks tumbled again in the final hour of trading to close near session lows in heavily volatile trading Wednesday, with the Dow posting its sixth-straight day in the red, as investors digested the minutes from the latest Fed policy meeting.
Lowe's profit blew past Wall Street expectations, but valuations are looking somewhat stretched. Is this the top for home improvement?
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.
The Fed gathering in Jackson Hole and the minutes of the last Fed meeting could keep markets volatile in the week ahead.
Macy's reported a disappointing profit for its second quarter and cut its outlook for the year on Wednesday.
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.