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  • Is becoming a franchisee for you? Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Aspiring business owners should consider the many advantages and disadvantages of operating a franchise before making the initial investment.

  • Big retailers hit the court Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    Big retailers hit the court

    Mass retailers are getting into the game of athletic apparel, CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

  • Abercrombie drops large logos from its US clothes Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    A customer carries an Abercrombie & Fitch shopping bag from a store in New York.

    Abercrombie is trying to revamp its image after its CEO stirred controversy by saying the company's clothes were made for cool kids, not fat people.

  • Dollar General: We're committed to Family Dollar Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    A shopper loads purchases into his vehicle outside a Dollar General Corp. store in Princeton, Illinois.

    Dollar General said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar and reported a 7.5 percent rise in quarterly sales.

  • Holocaust chic? Zara yanks T-shirt amid criticism Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:07 PM ET
    Striped "Sheriff" t-shirt on Zara

    A Spanish clothing store has come under blistering criticism for selling a T-shirt emblazoned with a star that evoked the Holocaust.

  • E-commerce no growth story? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    E-commerce no growth story?

    Is e-commerce the growth story it's believed to be? Michael Stiller, Nasdaq Advisory Services tech analyst, discusses investing in pure e-commerce stocks like Amazon or eBay, versus brick and mortars adopting e-commerce strategies.

  • Grocery CEO wins back job after boycott, protests Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Arthur T. Demoulas arrives for a board meeting, July 18, 2013.

    A New England supermarket chain has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.

  • Teen retail story Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:48 AM ET
    Teen retail story

    Eric Beder, Wunderlich Securities analyst, discusses teen retail trends and the sales results of Abercrombie & Fitch.

  • Next wave of Korea craze about to start Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    South Korean singer Psy

    As the Korean wave continues, lucrative foreign investments from France to China could spark the next rush for the country's pop culture.

  • Tracking the resilience of US luxury brands Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:38 PM ET
    Tracking the resilience of US luxury brands

    Brian Nelson, President of Equity Research at Valuentum Securities, says brand recognition is underpinning the growth in sales for iconic U.S. luxury brands like Tiffany.

  • How investors are betting on golf’s decline Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Investors have been banking on a decline in the popularity of golf, with stocks that have exposure to the sport seeing an increase in short interest.

  • Amazon pushes further into original content Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Director Steven Soderbergh

    Thursday Amazon launches its third wave of original pilots: three half-hour comedies and two hour-long dramas with big names attached.

  • Is Jack Daniel's on the rocks in Russia? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    The maker of Jack Daniel's whisky warned on Wednesday that "iconic American brands" are facing increased scrutiny in Russia.

  • Bringing 'sexy' back to lingerie Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET
    Luxxie Boston’s standard slip

    Start-up Luxxie Boston wants to bring "sexy" back to your grandmother's slip.

  • William Lauder: Investing in emerging markets Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    William Lauder: Investing in emerging markets

    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks to William Lauder, The Estee Lauder Companies executive chairman, about the state of high-end retail and the opportunity in China and other "fast" emerging markets.

  • Tiffany boosts full-year guidance as earnings beat Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Tiffany & Co. earnings consumer sentiment

    Tiffany delivered earnings that surpassed analysts' expectations on Wednesday, and the retailer raised its full-year outlook.

  • Lookin' good: Men snatch up fashionable footwear Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    The U.S. men's footwear market grew 8 percent over the past two years through May, twice the rate seen by women's.

  • Russia's courts back closure of three McDonald's Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    The Kremlin is reflected in a window of a closed McDonald's restaurant in Moscow, August 21, 2014.

    Three McDonald's in Russia have been closed since last week on the orders of the watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor. The court rulings confirmed that decision.

  • UK grocery market growth plummets to 10-year low Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:10 AM ET

    Price wars among the U.K.'s biggest supermarkets have driven down the cost of food, pushing the growth of the grocery market to a 10-year record low.

  • Tiffany better than expected Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:10 AM ET
    Tiffany better than expected

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses Tiffany's Q2 earnings beat. The retailer cited an increase in worldwide net sales largely in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions.

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