Consumer Retail


  • Darden files to spinoff Red Lobster: Report Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Darden, the nation's largest full-service restaurant company, also owns Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse.

  • Retail earnings roundup: URBN, AEO & DKS Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 9:03 AM ET
    Retail earnings roundup: URBN, AEO & DKS

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the quarterly results from American Eagle, Dick's Sporting Goods and Urban Outfitters. Also Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors, provides her take on recent retail sales and the outlook for retailers.

  • I would stay away from JCP: Expert Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 9:05 AM ET
    I would stay away from JCP: Expert

    Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors, provides her take on Citi's bet on J.C. Penney's turnaround story. We really have to see an acceleration in the business, says Widlitz.

  • Swatch: Target copied our watch designs Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    Target has been sued by Swatch, which accused the second-largest U.S. discount retailer of illegally selling watches that copy its own.

  • Luxury brands dogged by FX: Pro Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:40 AM ET
    Luxury brands dogged by FX: Pro

    Allegra Perry, managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald, says currency movements have had a negative effect on luxury brands' earnings.

  • Mall of America to double its size Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    Mall of America to double its size

    The Mall of America in Minnesota plans to get bigger and better. Maureen Bausch, Mall of America executive VP of business development, provides insight into the planned construction.

  • Urban Outfitters earnings beat, but revenue trails Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    An Urban Outfitters store in San Francisco, California.

    Urban Outfitters delivered quarterly earnings that handily topped analysts' expectations on Monday, but revenue came up short.

  • Key deadline for Target Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    Key deadline for Target

    Charles Koppelman, former Chairman and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, explains why he thinks Target's security breach will not spread throughout other retailers.

  • No consensus on how to notify data breach victims Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    Attorney General Eric Holder has joined the call for a nationwide notification standard, but divisions persist, making a consensus questionable.

  • Don't believe retail's 'weather issue': Pro Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 4:17 PM ET
    Don't believe retail's 'weather issue': Pro

    Discussing the state of the consumer, with Jack Kleinhenz, National Retail Federation chief economist; CNBC retail analyst Stacey Widlitz; and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Pizza chain Sbarro files for bankruptcy protection Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    Sbarro Inc., the pizza chain owned by buyout firm MidOcean Partners, filed for bankruptcy protection after missing interest payments on its debt.

    Sbarro and more than 30 affiliates filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors on Monday.

  • How the least-loyal generation is shaping retail Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    Millennials are markedly different than previous generations, forcing retailers to develop new strategies to draw their business.

  • McDonald's sales slump in February, hit by weather Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    McDonald's reported a bigger-than-expected drop in sales for February, with competition and bad weather battering U.S. sales.

  • On your mark! New rival in sports apparel race Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 4:11 PM ET
    Urban Outfitters' Without Walls collection

    Urban Outfitters began its rollout into the red-hot athletic apparel market earlier this month, bringing new competition to Lululemon and Athleta.

  • Mainland China will continue to slow for retailers: Pro

    CNBC Retail Analyst Stacey Widlitz, says retailers will see a slowdown in mainland China as more Chinese are traveling overseas and purchasing abroad.

  • Confused about taxes? Answers to tricky questions Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Are you confused at tax time? You're not alone. TurboTax provided CNBC with answers to some of the most common questions on its website.

  • Avoiding Target stores? You're not the only one Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 12:08 PM ET
    Target store

    Not only are Target's sales taking a hit in the aftermath of its data breach: fewer people are going there in the first place.

  • Yes, we have a problem—but don't blame Barbie Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    Carol Roth has her own doll, which comes with a leather-style briefcase purse (perfect, she says, for a laptop or tablet). The book she’s holding is Roth’s “The Entrepreneur Equation.”

    There is a serious problem with objectifying women in America but it's not Barbie's fault, says Carol Roth.

  • Cramer's good, bad and ugly retail plays Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 9:18 AM ET
    Cramer's good, bad and ugly retail plays

    Some retailers are feeling the pain of this winter's harsh weather, while others such as Big Lots and Foot Locker are beating expectations. The "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss.

  • Winners and losers in $9 billion Safeway deal Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 1:33 PM ET
    Customers leave a Safeway store on March 5, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

    Cerberus struck a $9 billion-plus deal to buy grocery giant Safeway—a tie-up that should be a win for the consumer.

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