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High-end department store Nordstrom is funneling its returned and worn shoes to its Nordstrom Rack outlet stores. A look at what this practice means for the Nordstrom brand. Is there a fine line between being an outlet store and a thrift store?
Bargain-seeking consumers fueled a 63-percent surge in coupon redemption last year as they increasingly turned to the Internet and their smartphones for deals, according to new data from Coupons.org.
Good results or bad — It won’t be long before retailers have to rip off the monthly same-store sales Band-Aid when the report comes out Thursday.
Drivers aren't the only group growing concerned as gas prices tick upwards. Most retailers and consumer discretionary businesses consider $4 gasoline the tipping point, where consumers begin to pull back on their discretionary spending. A look at how the retail sector has held up during recent gasoline price spikes.
Macy’s said its fiscal fourth-quarter net income climbed 12 percent, thanks to strong holiday spending and surging online sales.
Stocks finished narrowly mixed in choppy trading Tuesday, pressured by steep oil prices and as investors were quick to book profits following a deal announcement in Greece. The Dow briefly broke through the key 13,000 level for the first time since May 2008, but failed to close above the mark.
Consumer stocks performed well Monday, with Macy’s and Home Depot among those that hit new 52-week highs, but pricing pressures might slow the rally.
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What must you know about Nordstrom, after the luxury retailer reported a higher than expected profits, but also gave a profit forecast that missed Street expectations?
High-end retail showed strength as shares of Ralph Lauren and Coach set all-time highs, but not all stocks are created equal, “Fast Money” experts said.
Be it grocery shopping, housekeeping, or the hunt for shoes, full-time workers are willing to spend more on outsourcing errands, so they can work longer. According to the International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association, spending on personal assistant or errand services is no longer reserved for the uber-wealthy — it's gone mainstream.
Stocks ended narrowly mixed in a lackluster session Thursday following a handful of mixed earnings reports, decline in weekly jobless claims and ahead of the government's monthly employment report due Friday morning.
Retailers reported mixed sales results in January, offering a signal that American consumers remain cautious amid a weak economic recovery.
Over dinner last night with several managing directors for a large equity desk, the first topic of conversation was not, “What's going to happen after the NYSE-Deutsche Boerse merger gets turned down?” It was, “What the hell is going on with this lousy volume? My desk is dead.”
Take a look at some of Thursday morning's early movers:
J.C. Penney's new pricing strategy is "the first key step in the transformation" of the retailer, CEO Ron Johnson told CNBC Wednesday.
Macy's is suing Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia for breach of contract by agreeing to sell certain products through J.C. Penney that Macy's considered exclusive.
Since Ron Johnson joined JCPenney, the stock has received a free pass. JCP shares are actually up 11 percent despite continuing disappointments. But after all, if anyone can revive a tired retailer, the man who created the Apple retail experience should be the one.
Macy’s plans to close its Bloomingdale’s store at Minnesota’s Mall of America in March. With the Mall of America's stature as a popular tourist destination, it gives the mall's owner Triple Five, a rare chance to change its economics.
Stockpickr examines four companies that are expected to lose money in 2012. Though they may not be in deep distress in the next quarter or two, the long-term outlook will weaken further as cash balances drop.