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  • Chain-Store Sales Expected to Decline 0.7% for March Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 5:48 PM ET
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    As retailers gear up to report monthly same-store sales Thursday, analysts are expecting March to be a challenging month with the late arrival of Easter and rising gas prices.

  • Most Retailers Top Estimates, Some See Weak March Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
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    Despite storms and rising gasoline prices, many retailers reportedly monthly sales managed to top analysts' estimates, but some warned of a weaker March due the timing of the Easter holiday.

  • Retailers Posting Surprisingly Strong Sales in January Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 10:05 AM ET
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    Fears that winter weather would result in disappointing retail sales may have been overblown, as several retailers have not only reported better-than-expected monthly sales reports, they are also raising fourth-quarter earnings estimates.

  • Straight Up or With a Twist, Preppy's Back Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 12:13 PM ET
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    The preppy style is making a comeback, but before you go digging through your father's polos and grabbing your grandmother's pearls, know that this time around "picnic chic" has some new twists. From the stylings of the classic prep outlined in "True Prep"—Lisa Birnbach's updated version of the guide, "The Official Preppy Handbook"—to the "urban graduate" epitomized by Russell Simmons' Argyleculture clothing line to UrbanOutfitters' "vintage preppy" hipsters, preppy is truly an adaptive trend.

  • More Retail M&A On The Way? Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 5:31 PM ET

    The traders suggest keeping a close eye on the retailers after JCrew confirmed reports that it is being bought by a pair of private equity groups.

  • Many Retailers Topping Views on Late School Shopping Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 10:47 AM ET
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    A late burst of back-to-school shopping helped many U.S. retail chains to top analysts' estimates in September.

  • Retail Sales: Are Consumers Down for the Count? Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 4:38 PM ET
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    Analysts are expecting retailers to post higher same-store sales in May, but with trends showing some signs of consumer spending weakening from the start of the year, investors are grappling with the bigger question regarding the state of the consumer.

  • Earnings Roundup: Nov. 19 Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 6:10 PM ET
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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Nov. 19.

  • Retail And Jobs Lift Mood Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    October retail sales generally positive, not as robust as last month, but we don't have the back to school stimulus that we had last month.

  • Retails Reeling Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 10:34 AM ET

    Stock futures are up modestly on better-than-expected jobless claims data and Alcoa’s smaller-than-expected loss.

  • Retailers Report Smaller Sales Declines in April Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 10:00 AM ET
    Shoppers look at home theater televisions at the Best Buy store Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy Co. Inc., the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer, said its second-quarter earnings rose 22 percent on a 13 percent increase in revenue. The results beat Wall Street expectations, but Best Buy left its full-year guidance unchanged. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Consumers enticed by warmer weather and glimmers of hope for the economy bought a few more items in April, helping discounter Wal-Mart Stores and many mall clothing chains post better results for the month than expected.

  • Retail Sales Offer Some Pockets Of Good News Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    No additional stimulus from China? The Street was excited yesterday on talk that China would announce additional stimulus measures today, but the Chinese premier did not offer any additional stimulus details during the opening session of the National People's Congress.

  • BabyEarth

    From rings on QVC to toys on Amazon, retailers are increasingly using video to sell their products on the Web. But today's Web videos are going far beyond product demos: Can we interest you in a virtual salesperson or a zombie video?!

  • Retailers Disappoint as Tax Check Money Runs Out Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 11:02 AM ET
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    Early July sales results from retailers have been disappointing, with many falling short of analyst estimates. It also appears that the benefit from tax rebate checks is beginning to wane.

  • Retailers Post Strong Sales, Discounters Lead The Way Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:18 PM ET
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    Retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores, are posting solid same-store sales growth in June, as expected, as seasonal weather and tax rebate checks helped get consumers to the store.

  • Retailers See Dismal Sales in March Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
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    Retail analysts had been expecting weak sales in March, but an early Easter holiday, chilly weather and recession-wary consumers combined to deliver March sales that were even drearier than expected.

  • February Retail Sales: Not So Gray After All Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 10:41 AM ET
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    Wal-Mart and a number of other retailers have been able to trounce estimates, which had called for the worst February in five years.

  • Retailers Expected to Post Stronger November Sales Monday, 10 Dec 2007 | 12:45 PM ET

    Despite evidence that shoppers are cutting back this holiday season, retailers are expected to report strong improvement in November sales after a weak fall.

  • Retailers Expected to Post Stronger November Sales Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 5:03 PM ET

    Despite evidence that shoppers are cutting back this holiday season, retailers are expected to report strong improvement in November sales after a weak fall.

  • Retailers Ring Up Weakest Growth in Three Years Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 12:13 PM ET
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    September same-store sales growth falls to its slowest pace in three years, forcing a number of retailers to cut their third-quarter earnings forecast.