Consumer Retail


  • Target missed breach warning signs: Senate report Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    Shoppers ride an escalator near a Target store at the Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn, New York, March 7, 2014.

    Target missed opportunities to thwart the hackers responsible for the unprecedented holiday shopping season data breach, a Senate report said Tuesday.

  • Store engagement hurting LULU: Analyst Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Store engagement hurting Lulu: Analyst

    Sam Poser, Sterne Agee senior research analyst, discusses Lululemon's earnings and his firms underperform rating on the athletic apparel company. Poser says he's concerned about the company's ability to bring new customers into the fold.

  • What Lululemon needs to do Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    What Lululemon needs to do

    Lululemon is trying to clean up its public relations issues. CNBC retail analyst Stacey Widlitz, discusses Lululemon's mixed Q4 earnings data, and the challenges facing the company.

  • Why margarita drinkers are seeing double Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    Lime prices are surging, putting pressure on restaurants, bars and grocery stores.

  • Check your inbox: Amazon sent e-book refunds today Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    Amazon Kindle

    If you bought an Amazon Kindle e-book between April 2010 and May 2012, check your inbox. You may have money coming to you. NBC News reports.

  • More than 3,000 US hack attempts in 2013: Report Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    Federal officials told more than 3,000 companies last year that their systems had been compromised, The Washington Post reported.

  • JC Penney's reinstalled CEO set for pay hike Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    J.C. Penney's reinstalled CEO Mike Ullman is poised to get a big pay increase as the chain shows some signs of a turnaround.

  • 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.

  • Coming to a mall near you? Retail's next big idea Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 3:34 PM ET

    Retailers are eyeing shopping mall vacancies to house spinoff concepts, as they search for ways to grow sales organically.

  • Coca-Cola disputes investor claims over exec pay Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Muhtar Kent, CEO of The Coca Cola Company speaks at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative.

    Are Coca-Cola executives getting too sweet a deal? Value investor and fund manager David Winters thinks so.

  • Some good news for restaurants...finally Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    Customers eat at a sandwich shop in Washington.

    It looks like Americans' love affair with eating at home is leveling off, according to new data from the NPD Group.

  • Nu Skin shares soar on smaller China fine Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:09 AM ET
    Nu Skin's Chinese website

    A China regulator fined Nu Skin a smaller-than-expected $540,000 for illegal product sales and misleading local consumers, sending its shares soaring.

  • Grubhub's IPO could value firm at $1.72 billion Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 9:44 AM ET
    GrubHub home page

    GrubHub expects to price its IPO at $20 to $22 per share, valuing the largest U.S. online food delivery services provider at up to $1.72 billion.

  • Icahn to get three more seats on Herbalife board Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    Herbalife said it would allow three more representatives of Carl Icahn to join its board, sending the company's shares up as much as 9 percent.

  • You, too, can drink George Washington's brandy Saturday, 22 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Asheville Distilling Co. founder Troy Ball, in her distillery.

    In distilled spirits, age isn't just a measure of how long it has matured. More distillers are bringing back recipes first popular centuries ago.

  • Luxury's investable stocks Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 3:18 PM ET
    Luxury's investable stocks

    Discussing the luxury retail market and how to play big names in the space, with Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors, and Mary Epner, Mary Epner Retail Analysis principal.

  • Payday loans trap people in ‘spider webs of debt' Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    A new report finds that the vast majority of short-term payday loans—4 out of 5—are not paid off within 14 days and are rolled-over or renewed.

  • Want a miracle? Bless this beer Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    Lakefront Brewery is holding a "Blessing of the Bock" ceremony modeled after a Middle Age tradition to bless beer to make it ferment.

  • Nordstrom postpones off-price Canada debut Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    Nordstrom Rack store in New York City.

    Luxury department store Nordstrom will postpone the debut of its off-price Rack stores in Canada, according to a media report.

  • No water, no beer! MillerCoors' quest to save water Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    A sign near one of MillerCoors' two owned-and-operated barley farms where the company is constantly testing new ways to improve water usage.

    MillerCoors has made water conservation one of its key priorities, from its breweries around the country to the farms that supply it.

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