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  • Nov 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said its U.S. chief merchandising officer was leaving the company in a management shuffle just as the crucial holiday shopping season kicks into gear. Duncan Mac Naughton, who had held the post since 2011, was departing to pursue new opportunities, Wal-Mart said on Tuesday. Mac Naughton was a public figure at Wal-Mart, appearing before...

  • Midday Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 79 or. 6 percent, to $139.01. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 37 or. 4 percent, to $85.03.

  • High-end shopper thrives while low-income survives Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    Residents shop at Walmart as the store prepares for Black Friday in Los Angeles, Calif., November 24, 2014.

    The root of the disconnect in retail lies in the fact that it's one set of consumers who are reaping most of the benefits.

  • WAL-MART CHIEF MERCHANDISER DEPARTS JUST BEFORE BLACK FRIDAY. Nov 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc Chief Merchandising Officer Duncan Mac Naughton has decided to leave the retailer to pursue new opportunities, according to a company memo provided to media. The move comes as Wal-Mart and other retailers gear up for the holiday shopping season.

  • Want the best deal? Skip the turkey Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    You might want to skip the turkey and shop on Thanksgiving. —There are 86 laptops and tablets on deeply discounted specials at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and others on the holiday compared with just nine on Black Friday, according to MarketTrack. It also counted 36 video game system deals on Thanksgiving, and two on Black Friday.

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $139.80. Target fell$. 01 or percent, to $71.56. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $84.95.

  • Black Friday shopping catches on in UK Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    LONDON— Halloween and Mother's Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Online seller Amazon is widely perceived to have first introduced Black Friday deals to the U.K. in 2010. A steady slew of retailers joined the fray each year, with a significant jump in 2013, when the Asda supermarket chain, owned by Walmart, embraced the event.

  • Early Movers: TIF, WMT, HMC, SNE, PBR & more Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:13 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • YOUR MONEY-Behind Black Friday's giant, cheap TV deals Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- You might need two carts to walk away with what may be this year's biggest Black Friday bargain: a 65 "Vizio television at Walmart for $648. Unit sales are already up this year so far, says Stephen Baker, vice president for industry analysis at NPD Group, which tracks TV sales. Best Buy is featuring a 50 " Panasonic for $199.99.

  • Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. Turns out, shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are open on Thanksgiving. For example, there are a total of 86 laptops and tablets deeply discounted as door buster deals at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and others on the holiday compared with just nine on Black Friday, according to an analysis of...

  • Wal-Mart merchandising boss to leave: Report Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer, Duncan Mac Naughton, is expected to leave the world's largest retailer just days before Black Friday.

  • Nov 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's chief merchandising officer, Duncan Mac Naughton, is expected to announce his departure from the world's largest retailer just days before Black Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Mac Naughton was considered a potential successor to lead Wal-Mart's U.S. business when U.S.

  • Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer to leave - WSJ Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:29 AM ET

    Nov 25- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Chief Merchandising Officer Duncan Mac Naughton is expected to announce his departure from the world's largest retailer just days before Black Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Mac Naughton joined the company in 2009 as chief merchandising officer of Wal-Mart Canada and moved...

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $139.80. Target rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $71.57. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 75 or. 9 percent, to $85.40.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- First, Samantha Kemp-Jackson started noticing something unusual at the local grocery store. Then it started happening to the Toronto mom of four at the department store. An analysis of more than 60 of the most prominent such fundraising campaigns found that they brought in $358 million in 2012, according to consulting firm Cause Marketing...

  • Shopping soon? Here's the retail naughty list Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:14 PM ET
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    Which retailers are getting a lump of coal for customer service this year? TODAY reports.

  • Big box stores' big problem? They're just 'average' Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    The silhouette of a pedestrian in front of a Bed Bath & Beyond store in San Francisco.

    After evaluating 64 big box stores' digital IQs, L2 concluded that 39 percent are just "average."

  • Former American Airlines CEO joins Wal-Mart board Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    DALLAS— The executive who led American Airlines successfully through bankruptcy reorganization but did not remain long after a huge merger with another carrier has joined the board of Wal-Mart. But US Airways CEO Doug Parker, and not Horton, was named to run the merged company, American Airlines Group Inc. Horton served briefly as chairman before stepping...

  • Early Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 05 or percent, to $139.77. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 77 or. 9 percent, to $85.42.

  • How FDR helped create the Black Friday tradition Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    People enter Macy's Herald Square as the store opens its doors at 8 pm Thanksgiving day on November 28, 2013 in New York City.

    Consumers have been shopping on Black Friday for so long, it's arguably become as much of a tradition as Thanksgiving itself.