Following the recent jump in Best Buy's stock price, Piper Jaffray upgraded the company's shares to "overweight" in a report that de-emphasized "showrooming" as a threat to the consumer electronics retailer.
As the courtroom battle between department stores Macy's and J.C. Penney continues, Martha Stewart will win no matter what, said the former chairman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
The business of "deal toys," tiny Lucite trophies of big Wall Street deals, took a huge hit during the recession but now it's starting to roar back.
After its latest earnings report, J.C. Penney is a story of sharp drops: from its 32-percent dive in same-store sales and 28-percent revenue decline to its 15-percent stock drop. Still, one analyst reiterated his "outperform" rating on the struggling retailer.
Bloomingdale's is attaching chunky plastic tags to some dresses to fight "wardrobing."
McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes $5 items could be launched nationally this year.
In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops.
The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when fast food workers in 50 cities walked off the job.
Christina Cheddar Berk is editor of CNBC.com's Consumer Nation and chief trend spotter.
Courtney is a retail reporter for CNBC.
Tom is a Senior Editor and Assignment Desk Manager for CNBC TV. He also writes about the business of beer for CNBC.com.
Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of "Fast Money."
Despite the growth of e-commerce, digital sales will likely play a larger role over the holiday season than back-to-school.
Short sellers are upping their bets on retailers closely tied to the back-to-school season—despite positive forecasts.
Gap raised its full-year profit forecast, and said it would open 40 stores in India as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.