Consumer Retail


  • Black Friday, spring edition: Wal-Mart’s 2nd Xmas Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Customers wait in line to enter a Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving Day in Troy, Mich.

    It's been only four months since shoppers captured Black Friday deals, but the sales ares making a comeback at Wal-Mart for spring.

  • Retailers slash prices, play catch up: Pro Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    Retailers slash prices, play catch up: Pro

    Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen CEO, provides his outlook on the retail sector. Factories in Asia are facing spring order cancellations, Kniffen says.

  • Breakfast staples face surging prices Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Increases in food prices are forcing shoppers to find deals and cut back, especially on breakfast staples like bacon, coffee and orange juice.

  • 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.

  • Darden sticks to Red Lobster spin-off plan Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Red Lobster

    Darden Restaurants reported earnings that met expectations, as the company reported sales declines at its Red Lobster and Olive garden chains.

  • Lane Bryant CEO: Only focused on plus-size Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Lane Bryant CEO: Only focused on plus-size

    Lane Bryant CEO and President Linda Heasley, discusses the plus-size market and the fashion retailer's placement in Vogue magazine.

  • Nike pops on strong earnings Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:17 PM ET
    Nike pops on strong earnings

    Nike is reporting Q3 EPS of $0.76 on revenue of $6.97 billion, with CNBC's Sara Eisen.

  • Borderfree IPO prices at $16 per share Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:42 AM ET
    Borderfree IPO prices at $16 per share

    Michael DeSimone, Borderfree CEO, discusses the growth in international e-commerce, and how the JOBS Act helped his business go public.

  • New fund takes its whisky neat Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:41 AM ET

    Investors looking for drinkable alternative assets now have an option besides wine: Whisky.

  • Cramer’s 113 year old growth company Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 6:25 PM ET
    Arrow up graph

    When you think of a growth company you probably think of some shiny new tech company, don’t you?

  • Ex-Lululemon CEO's new start-up planning IPO? Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    Luvo's Orange Mango Chicken with whole grains, kale and broccoli

    The company is recruiting a CFO who would "lead fundraising for an IPO," one potential financing option the company is considering, its founder says.

  • FedEx CEO points a finger at retailers Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    FedEx CEO Fred Smith said retailers' shortcomings contributed to the mess it faced over the holidays, according to a media report.

  • Why inflation is a hard swallow for food companies Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Produce clerk inspects the produce at a Publix Super Markets grocery store in Knoxville, Tenn., Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

    Food prices are on the rise. It's a safe bet consumers won't like higher costs and the same seems to go for food-related company stocks as well.

  • Handbag wars: The great luxury goods divide Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    France's Hermes - maker of the iconic Kelly and Birkin leather handbags - posted a solid set of numbers Thursday, while across the Channel the CEO of Mulberry quit in the latest bout of turbulence for the group.

  • Nike warns FX fluctuations to slam profit Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:34 PM ET
    Nike sneakers sit on display at a Foot Locker store inside the South Park Mall in Strongsville, Ohio, March 4, 2014.

    Nike reported third-quarter earnings of 76 cents per share on revenue of $6.97 billion, outpacing Street estimates.

  • Ikea recalls kids' canopies for deadly risk Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:56 PM ET
    Ikea recalls bed canopies over strangulation risk.

    Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling kids' bed canopies because of customer complaints of canopy nets tangling around infants.

  • Zumiez identifies 'mall violence' as risk Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    Even though most experts say episodes of mall violence don't hurt traffic and sales beyond the immediate days following the occurrence, specialty retailer Zumiez feels differently.

  • Skip the tip, restaurant CEO says Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Noodles' Kevin Reddy weighs in about possible increases in the minimum wage and why his restaurant chain has a no-tip policy.

  • Herb red flags Ulta despite Goldman's upgrade Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Herb red flags Ulta despite Goldman's upgrade

    Goldman Sachs upgraded Ulta, and the stock is trading higher by 3 percent. CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg discusses risks for the beauty superstore.

  • Spring stocks set to bloom: LULU, FLO, TWTR Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:38 PM ET
    Spring stocks set to bloom: LULU, FLO, TWTR

    On the first day of spring, Robert Luna, SureVest Wealth Management, and Sandy Villere, Villere & Co., share their best stock picks for warmer weather.

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