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Following are Thursday's biggest winners and losers. Even with today's rough market, there were a number of pops, such as an internet florist, a Canadian fast food chain and a certain star athlete making the move to the Big Apple.
High gasoline prices are making life especially tough for delivery-driven businesses, but the floral gift industry at least is finding a little more cooperation can be part of the solution.
Our surprise guest gives “flower power” and whole new meaning. He’s a CEO who started his own company and always appears in its commercials. Who is it?
Valentine's Day got a little heated for some Retail Detail readers. I posted my interview with FTD's CEO right here yesterday for all of you to get a little insight into what goes on during one of the busiest days of the year in the floral industry. My friends on "Squawk Box: interviewed the CEO of 1-800-Flowers (FLWS) yesterday morning as well.
Over a million bouquets of flowers will be delivered today by FTD. After all, Valentine's day is to flower and jewelry companies what the Super Bowl is to TV retailers. Competitor 1-800-flowers and other delivery services including Harry & David are highly affected not only by a consumer cutting back on spending but also by the weather.
Valentine's Day is now the third largest holiday for retailers, partly because the practice of giving gifts has been expanded to almost everyone from friends to coworkers to pets.
The Discover Card’s Third Annual Valentine’s Day Shopping Survey reveals the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Here are some companies that you may love this Valentine's Day...
Partly because of the deteriorating economy, more companies than usual are participating in the annual blizzard of holiday promotions, but skeptics still warn about advertising overkill and the risks of marginal or tacky campaigns.
The guys go behind the headlines and give you their take on... where they see construction picking up ... why shares of video game makers are falling... and more. Find out where they're making fast money.
Picking the perfect Mother’s Day gift is becoming big business! Americans are expected to spend almost $16 billion on Mom this year. And if you’re tired of giving her the same old flowers, jewelry or clothing may we suggest a gift that keeps on giving. Click here for the Fast Money Mother’s Day Trade.
Just as there are “hidden gems” out there in the market waiting to be bought, there are also plenty of stocks that are mispriced and due for a bounce. Arnie Alsin of Alsin Capital was on “Street Signs” to shed light on some stocks he said are due for a big turnaround. First up on Alsin’s list is...