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  Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | 9:58 AM ET

A J Crew Wedding Dress? How Far Can Brands Stretch?

Posted By: Barbara Thau,|Special to CNBC.com

Payless Shoesource might not be the first place you think of for lipstick, and J Crew doesn’t exactly summon visions of wedding dresses.

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  Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

P&G Works Hard to Clean Up Pampers Dry Max Mess

Posted By: Brian A. Shactman

Companies have embraced social media Web sites like Facebook and Twitter as wonderful marketing tools, but these sites can also spark public relations nightmares.

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  Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 1:41 PM ET

Open for Business: Study Sees New Opportunities for Retailers

Fears of European debt contagion are still fresh in many minds, but a study by retail consultants A.T. Kearney reinforces the message that retailers need to diversify their investments internationally to guard against economic risk in their native country, by blunting the impact of economic blows.

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  Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | 1:30 PM ET

Retail's Hottest Emerging Markets 2010

Retail's Hottest Emerging Markets

Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion. Their study (hyperlink to www.grdi.atkearney.com) looks at 30 emerging countries and grades them on a number of factors including an assessment of country risk, population size, and wealth as well as its current retail saturation. Several countries  as more isolated markets became attractive because they help shelter retailers from the swings in global economies brought on
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Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion. Their study (hyperlink to www.grdi.atkearney.com) looks at 30 emerging countries and grades them on a number of factors including an assessment of country risk, population size, and wealth as well as its current retail saturation. Several countries as more isolated markets became attractive because they help shelter retailers from the swings in global economies brought on

Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion. Their study looks at 30 emerging countries and grades them on a number of factors including an assessment of country risk, population size, and wealth as well as its current retail saturation.

Several countries entered the ranking for the first time as more isolated markets became attractive because they help shelter retailers from the swings in global economies brought on by the recession. While retailers continue to focus on larger emerging markets such as Brazil, India and China, smaller nations such as Kuwait, Uruguay, Albania and Macedonia may offer attractive opportunities for international expansion, according to A.T. Kearney's research.

"Given the volatility of global economies, it almost is not even a choice for retailers, it is a need," said Deepa Neary, a retail industry consultant at A.T. Kearny.

Click ahead to see which countries are the most attractive to retailers.

By Christina Cheddar-Berk
Posted 21 June 2010

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  Friday, 18 Jun 2010 | 11:57 AM ET

Soda Wars: Wal-Mart Cuts, Cott's Suffers

Wal-Mart Stores is still quenching consumers' thirst for cheap soda, and that's really bad news for private-label soft drink manufacturer Cott.

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  Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 1:04 PM ET

Target Recalling Children's Belts Over Lead Paint

Posted By: Albert Bozzo
  Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 7:22 AM ET

Toys 'R US Unveils Christmas Savers Club

Retailers are continuing to dust off Depression-era tactics, hoping to attract frugal-minded shoppers by appealing their desire to be spend more carefully .

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  Friday, 11 Jun 2010 | 1:24 PM ET

Why Retail Sales Are Stronger Than the Headlines Suggest

The sharp decline in retail sales in May was enough to prompt some economists to trim their estimates for economic growth in the current quarter, but the jump in consumer confidence to a two-and-half-year high in Junesuggests that the weaker spending may be have only been temporary.

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  Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 4:02 PM ET

Oil Spill's Latest Victim: Nation's Oldest Oyster Shucker

P&J Oyster Company , the oldest oyster supplier in the U.S., stopped shucking oysters Thursday, making it the latest victim of the Gulf oil spill. That means 18 people won't be working for the company next week.

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  Thursday, 10 Jun 2010 | 10:01 AM ET

General Electric Making Voluntary Recall of 181,000 Washers

Posted By: Albert Bozzo

General Electric is recalling about 181,000 washing machines under an agreement with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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