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  • Fashion Targets The Masses Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 10:16 AM ET

    More and more high-end designers are making collections at lower-price points to build their brands and profit from the public's appetite for fashion. Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Isaac Mizrahi have forged deals with such major retail chains as Kohl's, Target and Macy’s.

  • Pier 1 Taps TJX Executive Alex Smith to Be New CEO Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 12:20 PM ET

    Struggling home decor retailer Pier 1 Imports  on Tuesday said Alex Smith, who was most recently senior executive vice president with TJX , would become chief executive.

  • Brand Bonanza At Davos Wednesday, 24 Jan 2007 | 3:46 PM ET

    Some of the world's biggest brands are meeting in Davos this week. So it's appropriate that the World Economic Forum is discussing  new ways companies can reach consumers in an increasingly competitive market.  (More)

  • Target said in a mid-month update that same-store sales are on track to hit a previous forecast of 3.5% to 5.5% increase.

  • More Tech Angst And Earnings Obsessions Tuesday, 23 Jan 2007 | 8:17 AM ET

    Stocks in the U.S. for now look headed to open flat to lower-- after yesterday's rocky trading. Europe is moving lower and oil is getting a lift from cold weather. Some big companies will roll out earnings reports today, to a market that has become hypersensitive to corporate earnings growth. Bank America, Johnson & Johnson and DuPont all report today.

  • Home Depot shareholders' attempt to block the company's former chief executive from collecting any more of his $210 million severance package has raised the broader issue of what role shareholders should play in setting executive compensation

  • Best Buy, Circuit City Post Strong December Sales Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | 10:29 AM ET

    The nation's two biggest consumer electronics retailers, Best Buy and Circuit City, reported strong December sales on Friday, a bright spot in a month that was weak for many other retailers.

  • Stocks closed higher after another volatile day as gains in technology stocks and a huge drop in oil prices boosted the major averages.

  • Retailers reported mixed sales for December, as unusually warm weather hurt sales of winter apparel but stores with high-end or big-ticket items lured shoppers at the end of the month.

  • CNBC's Brennan: Holidays No Gift For Many Retailers Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | 10:34 AM ET

    Milli Vanilli might “Blame It On The Rain” but retailers are singing "Blame It On the Sunshine!"  Warm weather in the Northeast is being cited as the cause of lackluster December sales.  CNBC’s Margaret Brennan sifted through the numbers with Liz Claman on today’s “Morning Call.”

  • Wal-Mart Says December Sales May Have Topped Forecasts Sunday, 31 Dec 2006 | 12:34 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores  estimated that December sales rose 1.6% at its U.S. stores open at least a year, beating its forecast, in the heaviest shopping period of the year.

  • Coupons, Web Ads Click For Holiday Shoppers Friday, 22 Dec 2006 | 1:47 PM ET

    Sure, it pays to advertise – but in the competitive holiday season, questions about when and where to place ads are what plague retailers.

  • High-End Retailers Take Aim At Target Thursday, 21 Dec 2006 | 3:16 PM ET

    Target is one of the few retailers enjoying a good Christmas season. Much of the giant discounter's success can be traced to their so-called "cheap chic" styles. However, some upscale competitors now claim Target's styles are not their own.  Jane Wells investigated why one of the brightest retail lights of the holiday season might become a legal "target."

  • Toy Sales: Big Boxes, Low Prices Rule Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 | 1:36 PM ET

    Posh FAO Schwarz in Manhattan is jammed with shoppers -- but CNBC's Margaret Brennan says big-box stores like Wal-Mart grab some 57% of all toy sales.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Market Preview Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 | 8:03 AM ET

    Stocks look set to open lower after a sell off in energy and tech took the wind out of the year end rally yesterday, despite nearly $90 billion in deal announcements. Investors will be closely watching the ripple effect in emerging markets from Thailand's clampdown overnight on speculation in the baht....

  • Retailers Profit From Unused Gift Cards Monday, 18 Dec 2006 | 10:47 AM ET

    Shoppers across America have millions of gift cards tucked away in envelopes, drawers and wallets. And some of the nation's largest retailers are profiting as a result.

  • End of Wal-Mart Layaway Hurting Discount Giant? Monday, 11 Dec 2006 | 1:36 PM ET

    In today's credit card society--layaway has all but gone away. The latest to join this trend is Wal-Mart. The discount giant says it will discontinue the service at all its stores by the end of this year. Some are accusing Wal-Mart of turning away from its core customers. And others are saying this decision is hurting Wal-Mart's troubled stock even more.

  • Holiday shoppers are procrastinating, but retailers aren’t panicking and offering bigger discounts to lure people in.

  • CNBC's Cohn: To Catch A Retail Thief Monday, 11 Dec 2006 | 9:17 AM ET

    Two weeks and counting until Christmas, and the shoppers are out in force. But so are the shoplifters, who get more sophisticated all the time. Now, they're facing a new kind of resistance. On this morning’s “Squawk Box”  CNBC’s Scott Cohn went behind the scenes to see what business are doing to catch these thieves.

  • Bad Weather: Can It "Predict" Business Success? Friday, 8 Dec 2006 | 1:02 PM ET

    Colorado State University is just out with its 2007 Atlantic Hurricane forecast. The report sees above-average activity next year--with some 14 named storms ahead. That includes 3 major hurricanes. Of course--they could be wrong. They were in 2006 when CSU said the 2006 hurricane season would top 2005. It didn't--as the East Coast was hurricane free.