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As children and teens have a growing influence on purchases, stores with the latest trends will position themselves to win back-to-school sales.
Retail sales increased less than expected in June, but apparel retailers are doing well and should see more strength this year, experts say.
Some of Friday midday movers:
Victoria's Secret is putting its more youthful Pink segment on the fast track, with plans to open about 30 stores this year.
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
Stocks finished broadly higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 setting a new record, as investors cheered a batch of better-than-expected economic reports and merger activity.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
U.S. stock index futures added to gains Tuesday after the long holiday weekend as investors cheered a better-than-expected durable goods orders report.
Stocks rose Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its first weekly advance in three, after a better-than-expected housing report.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers: Aeropostale, Hewlett-Packard & more.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Hewlett-Packard and Gap are among those making headlines after the bell Thursday.
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Uniqlo recently announced a wave of planned openings that will nearly double its presence to 38 locations by the end of the year.
Parents and the purchasing power they represent are also shying away from teen retailers, as they seek value when making purchases for their kids.
Teen retailers have been crushed by high unemployment and competition. But Aeropostale's social media strategy could revive it.
Aéropostale filed a lawsuit against H&M for using its trademarked phrase "Live Love Dream" on apparel and accessories, according to a report.
As discounting shows little sign of abating, it's the stores with on-trend merchandise that will emerge as the season's winners.
H&M said on Thursday it will bring two of its secondary retail stores, & Other Stories and COS, to the U.S. this year.
Retailers are eyeing shopping mall vacancies to house spinoff concepts, as they search for ways to grow sales organically.