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The Morgan Stanley retail index jumped 0.9 percent; the S&P 500 retail index was up 0.1 percent. Leading the percentage gainers on the Morgan Stanley index was Ulta Salon Cosmetics and Fragrance, which jumped 20.2 percent after raising its full-year same-store sales growth forecast late Thursday.
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Discussing the challenging retail landscape and who provides the best value in the sector, with Thomas Stemberg, co-founder and former CEO of Staples.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
Aug 20- Staples Inc warned that its sales could fall in the current quarter as it sells fewer computers and core office supplies such as ink, toner and paper in North America amid stiff competition from online retailers and big-box chains.
Aug 20- Staples Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, driven by strong demand for non-core office supplies, such as furniture and breakroom items, from companies in North America.
Aug 20- Staples Inc warned that its sales could fall in the current quarter as it sells fewer computers and core office supplies such as ink and toner in North America amid stiff competition from online retailers and big-box chains.
Aug 20- Staples Inc's quarterly profit fell 20 percent as it sold fewer computers and core office supplies in North America. The largest U.S. office supply retailer said net income fell to $81.9 million, or 13 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 2 from $102.5 million, or 16 cents per share, a year earlier.
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Aug 5- Office Depot Inc warned of weak sales this year as stiff competition from online and mass retailers erodes sales in its North American retail business. Office Depot and Staples Inc have seen their U.S. sales decline as online retailers such as Amazon.com and mass retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc attract shoppers with lower-priced offerings.
Staples Founder and former CEO Thomas Stemberg discusses which retail executives today are the ones to keep an eye on for the future.
Over the next 25 years, as technology increasingly revolutionizes retail online and in stores, leaders will have to adjust their skills.