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  • Aug 27- Dollar General Corp, the No.2 U.S. discount retailer by store count, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong demand for candy, snacks and tobacco products. Dollar General had about 12,000 stores as of May 1. Dollar General, which has said that it would speed up store openings this year, on Thursday reiterated the full-year...

  • Dollar General sales rise 7.9 pct Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    Aug 27- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a 7.9 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by increased customer traffic in its stores. Net income rose to $282.3 million, or 95 cents per share, in the second quarter ended July 31 from $251.3 million, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales rose to $5.10 billion from $4.72 billion, while same-store sales...

  • Aug 24- Fashion department store operator Belk Inc said it would be acquired by private equity firm Sycamore Partners in a deal valued at about $3 billion, including debt.

  • The return to profit, as well as the drop in sales, were flagged earlier this month in an earnings preview by the company, which runs the Sears department store and Kmart discount store chains. The REIT has leased the stores back to Sears for operation. Sears expects a $1.4 billion gain from that transaction.

  • The return to profit, as well as the drop in sales, were flagged earlier this month in an earnings preview by the company, which runs the Sears department store and Kmart discount store chains. The REIT has leased the stores back to Sears for operation. Sears expects a $1.4 billion gain from that transaction.

  • Kohl's same-store sales nipped by cold February Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    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.

  • Wal-Mart CEO: Pay hike will boost morale Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    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.

  • Dollar General trims sales guidance Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    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.

  • Dollar Tree posts best sales growth since 2011 Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    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 profit falls by a third Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Family Dollar store

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

  • Costco results miss estimates as costs rise Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 5:24 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, California

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

  • Watch out Amazon! Wal-Mart is coming: Retail pro Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

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

  • Amazon stores? 3 reasons strip malls won't die Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    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.

  • Not pretty: Tiffany swings to a loss on legal woes Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    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.

  • Deep discounting eats into Costco's holiday profit Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, California

    Costco Wholesale's profit fell 15 percent, missing estimates, hurt by weaker gross margins in its fresh-food business and some non-foods merchandises.

  • JCP loss smaller than expected, stock soars 15% Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    A family exits a J.C. Penney Co. store at the Collin Creek Mall in Plano, Texas, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

    JC Penney reported a quarterly loss that was smaller than expected on Wednesday, but revenue trailed analysts' expectations.

  • Target staff say they warned of security flaws Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    At least one analyst at Target pushed for an investigation into payment systems after government and industry reports.

  • Brookstone may file for bankruptcy: Report Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A Brookstone store in Santa Monica, California.

    The seller of gadgets, wine accessories, and furniture is in talks with firms about investing. The WSJ reports.

  • JC Penney's plan: Out with the new, in with the old Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    After two years of declining sales, J.C. Penney is reducing some high-profile brands introduced by former CEO Ron Johnson and reviving old labels.

  • Here's who benefits from Japan's sales tax hike Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:51 PM ET
    Japan Sales Tax Hike: The Winners & Losers

    David Hamaty, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Kurt Salmon highlights the likely impact and possible winners and losers of the sales tax hike in Japan.