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  • Jan 15- Retail sales in the United States are estimated to have risen 3 percent to $625.9 billion in the holiday season, according to data from industry group National Retail Federation, CNBC said. The growth fell short of NRF's forecast of a 3.7 percent jump. Online sales grew 9 percent to $105 billion, NRF estimated.

  • Amazon sets its sights on the high seas Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 5:38 AM ET
    Amazon sets its sights on the high seas

    Amazon wants to cut out the shipping middleman by registering with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to become a licensed ocean freight forwarder, reports CNBC's Landon Dowdy.

  • The future of retail Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 2:00 AM ET
    The future of retail

    Kokou Agbo-Bloua, global head of flow strategy and solutions at Societe Generale, discusses retail strategies and how companies can achieve a return on capital.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc's China division has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, a move which allows it to coordinate cargo shipments between China and the United States. Amazon is already negotiating a deal to lease 20 jets to start its own air-delivery service in the United...

  • Jan 14- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc's China division has registered to provide ocean freight services, which allows it to coordinate shipments between China and the United States, according to a Federal Maritime Commission filing.

  • Jan 14- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc's China division has received a license to operate as an ocean freight forwarder in the United States, according to a Federal Maritime Commission filing.

  • Jan 14- Canada's Shaw Communications Inc posted an unexpected 4 percent drop in first-quarter profit, as it continued to lose television subscribers, offsetting a rise in internet accounts. Shaw, which competes with Telus Corp in west Canada, said its consumer unit lost 30,000 television and 5,600 landline telephone accounts in the quarter ended Nov. 30.

  • UPDATE 2-ASOS sales growth rebounds in US, Europe Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 6:15 AM ET

    *UK sales up 25 pct, international up 20 pct. Jan 14- British online fashion retailer ASOS reported a recovery in sales growth in the United States and Europe on Thursday, helped by moves to make its prices more responsive to exchange rate volatility, but it also saw its margins slip. Established in 2000 for fashion-conscious 20- somethings, ASOS was an early...

  • Sainsbury's deal with Argos would help online prowess Saturday, 9 Jan 2016 | 3:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 9- Old-fashioned catalogues, pencils and paper order slips still line many Argos stores. But whether customers shop there, online or using white tablets in some revamped shops, they have access to one of the fastest delivery systems in Britain. Britain's second biggest supermarket made a surprise swoop for Home Retail, also the owner of the Homebase...

  • Jan 7- Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc said same-store sales surged during the holiday shopping months of November and December, spurring shares of retailers on a day global stock markets dropped on concerns over the Chinese economy. Same-store sales rose 3.9 percent in the last two months of the year due to higher online sales and strong demand for...

  • JC Penney same-store sales rise 3.9% in Nov-Dec Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 8:17 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a JC Penney store in New York.

    J.C. Penney's same-store sales rose 3.9 percent in November and December due to strong demand for its private-label offerings and higher online sales.

  • Jan 7- J.C. Penney Co Inc said same-store sales surged during the holiday shopping months of November and December due to strong demand for its private-label offerings and gift products and higher online sales. J.C. Penney's strong results were in stark contrast to those of rival Macy's Inc, which reported a 4.7 percent drop in comparable sales on Wednesday and...

  • Hudson's Bay to buy online luxury retailer Gilt Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 7:42 AM ET

    Jan 7- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co has agreed to buy online luxury retailer Gilt Groupe Holdings Inc for about $250 million. Hudson's Bay expects the deal to add about $500 million to its 2016 total sales, the company said on Thursday. Hudson's Bay, which has a market value of about C $3 billion, said it plans to open Gilt shops inside its Saks...

  • J.C. Penney same-store sales rise 3.9 pct in Nov-Dec Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 7:14 AM ET

    Jan 7- J.C. Penney Co Inc's same-store sales rose 3.9 percent in November and December due to strong demand for its private-label offerings and gift products and higher online sales. The company's results were in stark contrast to those of rival Macy's Inc, which reported a 4.7 percent fall in holiday season same-store sales on Wednesday and said it would cut...

  • Amazon reports 23 million items ordered on Cyber Monday

    Sellers on the online retail site received orders for more than 23 million items on Cyber Monday.

  • Barrier of entry to online retail is high: CEO Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 3:50 AM ET
    Barrier of entry to online retail is high: CEO

    Ulric Jerome, CEO of online luxury fashion retailer Matchesfashion.com, discusses his company's business model.

  • Affordable luxury is here to stay: Strategist Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 3:00 AM ET
    Affordable luxury is here to stay: Strategist

    John Haynes, head of research at Investec, discusses the luxury retail market, but warns there are value traps in the market.

  • Uber's billionth ride comes with big rewards Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 6:48 PM ET
    Uber

    Uber rewards a lucky driver and passenger for marking the billionth ride since the company's inception in 2009.

  • Early look at new Google Glass Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 11:12 AM ET
    Early look at new Google Glass

    9to5Google says it has the first look at the latest "Google Glass" device. Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, weighs in on the new features.

  • Amazon: We want to win an Oscar Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 11:05 AM ET
    Amazon: We want to win an Oscar

    Amazon's next big play could be in the movie business. Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, discusses Amazon's original content, and the company's eye on the Academy Awards.