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U.S. stock index futures pared gains as data showed consumer spending remained muted despite warmer weather and lower gas prices.
Consumers seem to be spending money on cars, student loans, electronics and dining, but not on retail in general.
"Fast Money" traders discussed how to play retail companies, including Macy's, J.C. Penney and Ralph Lauren.
Ron Johnson said this needs to happen for the Apple Watch to be truly successful.
After being out of the spotlight for more than two years, Ron Johnson is back, working on what he describes is a whole new platform for commerce.
A monthly study of trading by the retail investor shows the lowest level of bullishness since August 2012.
American Wave Machines, a company that designs surf pools, is eyeing shopping centers for growth.
Retailers are tapping into more unique tactics to get shoppers spending in their stores.
MILAN, April 17- Italian clothes group Benetton has paid $1.1 million into a fund for victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse that killed 1,100 workers in Bangladesh two years ago, the company said on Friday, after pressure from activists to donate to the fund. The collapse of the Rana Plaza, an eight-story factory built on marshy ground outside the Bangladeshi...
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as investors digested the first of the major earnings reports and moderate economic data.
April 14- Department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc said a senior executive inadvertently disclosed information on its same-store sales in the first quarter so far to an analyst. J.C. Penney said it expected same-store sales to rise by about 3.5-4.5 percent in the first quarter, after adjusting for Easter falling in March this year. The company's shares fell 3...
CNBC's Jim Cramer says J.C. Penney's expected same-store sales projection is good, but ...
A high-level official at J.C. Penney inadvertently disclosed nonpublic information regarding the company's comparable store sales results for the fiscal first quarter of 2015 to a securities analyst via email.
April 14- J.C. Penney Inc said a senior executive inadvertently disclosed information on its same-store sales in the first quarter so far to an analyst. The executive's email to the analyst said that J.C. Penney's same-store sales had risen about 6 percent in the period, the department store chain said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. J.C. Penney said it expected...
April 13- New York's attorney general has sent letters to 13 national retailers, including Gap Inc, Target Corp and JC Penney Co Inc, about "on-call shifts" in which workers are told whether to report to work a day or less before a scheduled shift. A number of companies with stores in New York are requiring employees to check in by telephone, text message or email before...
April 13- New York's attorney general has questioned 13 national retailers, including Gap Inc, Target Corp and JC Penney, about "on-call shifts," a staffing practice that requires workers to find out just hours before their shift whether or not they need to report to work. Letters were also sent to Abercrombie& Fitch, J. Crew, L Brands Inc, Burlington Coat Factory, TJX Cos,...
April 13- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has written to 13 retailers, including Gap Inc and Target Corp, questioning them about "on-call shifts," a staffing practice under which workers find out just hours before their shift whether or not they need to go in to work. Practices such as on-call scheduling may violate a New York law, according to the letter.
Analysts tell CNBC this beaten-up retailer could be set for an upside surprise this year as discount shoppers spend gas savings.
Despite the potential for growth, retailers have had difficulty competing in the plus-size category, which has led to frustrated consumers.
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