Consumer Retail


  • Wal-Mart goes to school Friday, 30 May 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    Wal-Mart goes to school

    Wal-Mart is heading to high school to teach retailing 101. CNBC's Courtney Reagan explains the pilot program.

  • Wal-Mart CEO: Big-box stores will probably change Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart.

    While the retail giant Wal-Mart is still based around big-box stores, CEO Doug McMillon can foresee a time when they'll no longer be predominant.

  • 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.

  • The hottest global retail market is... Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:36 PM ET
    People on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, Paris.

    Paris ranked as the most popular global retail market last year, according to a new study by commercial real estate firm CBRE.

  • Millennials don't want to shop where you may think Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    Millennials are the only generation that prefers shopping malls over shopping carts, according to a new study.

  • 7-Eleven Malaysia: IPO comes after long journey Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:35 PM ET
    7-Eleven Malaysia: Why our listing is a success

    Lena Tan, Non-Executive Director at 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings, calls the firm's trading debut a success and discusses the obstacles it faced ahead of the listing.

  • Don't worry about Japan sales tax impact: Pro Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 6:35 PM ET
    Not worried about weak Japan retail sales: Pro

    Daisuke Nomoto, Senior Portfolio Manager at Columbia Management Investment Advisers, says markets are overestimating the impact of April's tax hike.

  • Costco Q3 earnings miss Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 1:03 PM ET
    Costco Q3 earnings miss

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides insight to Costco's Q3 earnings, and also what Wal-Mart says about securing consumer data.

  • Will Japan retail sales improve next month? Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 11:33 PM ET
    Slump in Japan retail sales is 'expected': SGJI

    Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at SGJI, discusses the factors behind Japan's lower-than-expected April retail sales numbers.

  • What's pressuring KORS Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    What's pressuring KORS

    Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors, breaks down the earnings of luxury retailer Michael Kors and explains why the stock is fully valued right now.

  • Banking with Apple? Millennials prefer Google Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    Apple products have disrupted the phone, computer and music markets, but support for the tech giant to move into financial services is flagging.

  • Summer is here! Time to obsess over Christmas Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    It's hard enough to get a read on how today's consumer feels. So how are retailers expected to know what they'll be feeling this Christmas?

  • Costco still best retailer in the world: Expert Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:24 AM ET
    Costco still best retailer in the world: Expert

    Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen CEO, breaks down Costco's quarterly numbers and takes a look at what the big box retailer is doing right. And Kniffen provides his outlook on the retail sector.

  • McDonald's serves up massive dividend, buyback plan Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    McDonald's said it plans to return $18 billion to $20 billion to shareholders between 2014 and 2016 through a combination of dividends and share repurchases.

  • MasterCard extends zero liability policy to ATMs Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Earlier, the zero liability protection did not apply if an account holder's PIN was used for unauthorized transactions.

  • Chasing the Latin American retail consumer Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Marcos Galperin, founder of e-commerce website MercadoLibre believes in taking risks.

    MercadoLibre is the eBay of Latin America. The founder talks about how he built the largest regional retailer despite market challenges.

  • Shandy, beer drinkers' summer fling, returns Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    A growing number of U.S. brewers are finding success experimenting shandy. But will it just be a summer fling?

  • US consumer optimism brightens in May Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee rings up a customer at the Macy's flagship store in New York.

    U.S. consumers were more optimistic in May than in April, the Conference Board said Tuesday.

  • Cramer: Amazon-proof retailers? Friday, 23 May 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    Looking at recent earnings, Jim Cramer has noticed a somewhat common theme among those companies doing well.

  • Credit card makers, stores clash over microchips Friday, 23 May 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Visa and MasterCard have renewed a push for more secure microchips in the credit card industry amid a slew of retail security issues.

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