Toys ‘R Us is the latest retailer to say it plans to hire more workers this holiday season than it did last year.
Move over bacon, there's a new must-have ingredient - pumpkin. Yep, as in pumpkin lattes. Pumpkin candles. Pumpkin beer, dog food, facial masks, cologne.
While Nintendo's new Wii U videogame console is still two months away from launch, gamers are already lining up to get their hands on one.
J. C. Penney analyst days are always eventful. And Wednesday's analyst day did not disappoint.
The recent phenomenon known as mobile payments has caused one Street.com contributor to start looking at some possible casualties in that all-important process known as the business transaction.
Nordstrom is the latest in a string of retailers to announce Canadian expansion plans as companies seek to reach the country’s consumers who exhibit less enthusiasm for ecommerce.
California says it's losing $1.2 billion a year in online sales taxes, prompting a new law that will force large internet merchants with affiliates inside the cash-strapped state to collect those taxes.
There has been a lot of focus in the press recently about retailers moving to cheaper or free layaway. Is it a big deal? I say yes. In my opinion, this year's free layaway is last year's free shipping.
There is some concern that the political uncertainty surrounding the election and looming fiscal cliff could rattle consumers heading into the all-important holiday season.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides a preview of this year's annual retail conference. A number of the big names are there, this year, and one theme that's emerging is uncertainty about the future economic environment.
Here is a look at retailers that have fared well so far this month, and which stocks could be poised to make money for investors based on historical trends.
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When a company takes a stand on a hot-button issue like gay rights, does it affect the bottom line? Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A inadvertently hit the button to find out when President Dan Cathy publicly came out against same-sex marriage.
A recent study of online shopping came to a stark conclusion: timing really does matter.
Stocks ended flat in another lackluster trading session Wednesday as investors digested a string of mixed economic data and earnings reports.
Discount retailer Target hit the bull's-eye with its better-than-expected earnings report and subsequent stock rise on Wednesday. One analyst thinks the discount retailer still has room to run.
Inflation at the retail level showed no change for a second month in July, even as the Midwest drought threatens to send food prices higher in coming months.
Consumer inflation should show just a tiny pickup in July, even as the Midwest drought raises the prospect of food inflation in months to come.
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“This rally caught us by surprise, I have to admit. We thought the fundamentals would be weaker, and they have been, but the market does well anyway,” one pro said.