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  • Nov 13- J.C. Penney Co Inc reported a 4.8 percent rise in quarterly net sales, helped by demand for home products and footwear and a strong performance by the Sephora beauty shops in its stores. The department store operator's net loss narrowed to $137 million, or 45 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Oct. 31, from $188 million, or 62 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Nov 13- Slumping same-store sales at upscale U.S. department store operator Nordstrom Inc could point to more than a glut in retailers' inventories, not just a longer-than-usual spell of warm weather and fewer spendthrift tourists. Trouble at Nordstrom- seen as head-and-shoulder above rivals such as Macy's Inc and cheaper retailers including Kohl's Corp in...

  • Nov 12- Department store operator Nordstrom Inc on Thursday followed Macy's Inc in cutting its full-year forecast, bringing back into sharp focus concerns of a slowdown in the retail sector. Shares of Nordstrom fell 20.5 percent to $50.46 in after-hours trading, their lowest since March 2013. Nordstrom did not specify a reason for disappointing results and...

  • Nov 12- Department store operator Nordstrom Inc on Thursday joined Macy's Inc in cutting its 2015 profit forecast, raising concerns about a slowdown in the retail sector. Nordstrom's shares fell 18.5 percent to $51.7 in extended trading. Nordstrom cut its adjusted profit forecast for the year to $3.30- $3.40 per share from $3.85- $3.95.

  • Nov 12- Upscale department store operator Nordstrom Inc reported smaller-than-expected comparable sales growth, sending its shares down 15 percent in after-market trading. Revenue rose 6.5 percent to $3.24 billion. The company said net income fell to $81 million, or 42 cents per share, from $142 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Nov 12- Department store operator Kohl's Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales and profit on Thursday due to strong back-to-school sales, a day after Macy's full-year forecast cut raised concerns about the sector's performance. Kohl's shares, which fell to a two-year low on Wednesday, rose as much as 9.5 percent to $47.24, boosting shares of...

  • *Third-qtr adj. profit $0.75/ share vs est $0.69. Nov 12- Department store operator Kohl's Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales and profit, helped by strong back-to-school sales, sending its shares up as much as 11 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. A surprise drop in comparable sales in the quarter at rival Macy's Inc had set alarm bells...

  • Nov 12- Department store operator Kohl's Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales, helped by strong back-to-school sales, sending the company's shares up 11 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. A surprise drop in comparable sales in the quarter at rival Macy's Inc had set alarm bells ringing in the department store industry and hit...

  • Nov 12- Department store operator Kohl's Corp reported a 15.5 percent drop in quarterly profit as warmer-than-usual weather hurt sales of winter apparel and footwear. The company's net income fell to $120 million, or 63 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Oct. 31, from $142 million, or 70 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose 1.2 percent to $4.43...

  • Nov 11- Mounting inventory at Macy's Inc portends a tough holiday quarter for U.S. department store operators as they compete with home improvement and electronics retailers for the attention of thrifty customers. A surprise drop in comparable sales for Macy's set alarm bells ringing in the department store industry, sending shares of Kohl's Corp, J.C. Penney...

  • Nov 11- Department store operator Macy's Inc cut its full-year sales and profit forecasts on Wednesday and said it would not follow an activist investor's suggestion to form a real estate investment trust, sending its shares down nearly 13 percent. Starboard Value had urged Macy's in July to consider spinning off its real estate assets, valuing them at about...

  • People approaching Kohl's department store in Mount Kisco, New York.

    Department store operator Kohl's quarterly same-store sales were hurt by colder-than-usual weather in February.

  • An employee rings up sales at a cash register of a Walmart store in Los Angeles.

    Wal-Mart is raising wages because worker pride is vital to running a good retail business, CEO Doug McMillion tells CNBC.

  • A customer walks into a Dollar General store near Montpelier, Vermont.

    Dollar General reined in its full-year sales forecast and said it remained committed to buying Family Dollar Stores.

  • A Dollar Tree store in Miami

    Discount retailer Dollar Tree raised its sales outlook for the year after recording its strongest growth in quarterly same-store sales since 2011.

  • Family Dollar store

    Family Dollar's earnings fell by a third as the company resorted to discounts to clear inventory and competition intensified.

  • A Costco store in Alhambra, California

    Costco reported third-quarter results below analysts' estimates hurt by an increase in merchandise costs and other expenses.

  • Wal-Mart is fast becoming a "fierce threat" to Amazon's dominance of online shopping, a leading retail analyst tells CNBC.

  • Commercial real estate for sale.

    Strip malls will survive the competition from online retailers, and may even one day include Amazon stores, predicted David Henry, chief executive of Kimco Realty.

  • Customers carry Tiffany & Co. shopping bags outside the company's flagship store in New York, March 18, 2014.

    Tiffany reported a loss in the fourth quarter, due primarily to losing an arbitration ruling involving The Swatch Group.