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  • June 15- Apparel retailer Gap Inc said it would close a quarter of its Gap specialty stores in North America over the next few years, including 140 this year, and cut about 250 jobs at its headquarters. The company also expects to incur one-time costs of $140 million to $160 million, primarily in the current quarter. After the closures, the company will have 500...

  • Ollie's IPO filing follows the successful market debuts of retailers such as party goods chain Party City Holdco Inc and crafts marketplace Etsy Inc earlier this year. Party City's shares rose roughly 23 percent in their debut on April 16, while Etsy's shares more than doubled in their debut on the same day. Through Friday's close, Party City's shares have...

  • Apple Watch is crushing these two stocks Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 5:33 PM ET
    Apple confirms #Tattoogate problem is real.

    The Apple Watch is crushing Fossil and Michael Kors, sending the stocks down 35 percent this year, worst in the S&P 500.

  • Booze in an hour? The miracles of technology Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 2:03 PM ET
    Klink screen shots

    When you run dry, the app Klink allows you to order up beer, wine and spirits delivered to your door—in an hour.

  • Kors is a bargain—here's why: Trader Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 2:32 PM ET
    A pedestrian passes a Michael Kors store in New York

    Cowen's David Seaburg explains why the recent selloff in luxury retailer Michael Kors is actually a buying opportunity.

  • Tiffany earnings, revenue top estimates Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:53 AM ET
    A flag for a Tiffany & Co. store hangs along Wall Street in Manhattan.

    Tiffany delivered quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations.

  • Here's the car-market play for investors now Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Pep Boys Auto Service location in Lakewood, California.

    News that Pep Boys has caught the eye of private equity is the latest evidence of this investing trend, says investment banker Vincent Carey.

  • NEW YORK, May 21- Small U.S. food manufacturers once toiled for decades to develop a critical mass of fans for their products. More mass-market retailers want niche brands that shoppers view as healthier to drive traffic in stores, particularly as they face rising competition from natural food and specialty chains like Whole Foods Market Inc..

  • An outfitter says good-bye to the Letterman show Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Actress Julia Roberts, donning a Golden Bear jacket, makes her final visit to the "Late Show with David Letterman" on May 13, 2015.

    Golden Bear, the maker of Letterman's "Late Show" staff jackets for over 15 years, will miss the king of late-night TV when he retires.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 6- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said same-store sales growth cooled in the latest quarter and announced plans to debut a new chain of smaller, more value-focused shops next year. Whole Foods executives said the new stores will be designed for influential and tech-savvy millennial shoppers. "We see it as complementary," John Mackey, Whole...

  • Is your dog a member of the family? Buy this stock Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    FreshPet holiday feast ad.

    Wall Street is bullish a maker of natural, refrigerated pet food as more Americans treat their dogs as "family members."

  • March 20- Tiffany& Co's quarterly sales fell for the first time in five years and are expected to decline further as a strong dollar not only keeps tourists away from its flagship New York jewelry store but also reduces the value of sales overseas. Sales outside the United States account for roughly half of Tiffany's total revenue, while tourists have...

  • Candy and roses! 1-800-FLOWERS blooms despite odds Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Bouquet of roses

    The flower business is blooming for 1-800-FLOWERS, which has weathered downturns and the fact that consumers use them infrequently.

  • UPDATE 1-Whole Foods sales accelerate, shares rise Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    Feb 11- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said same-store sales have accelerated, helped by stronger consumer confidence and shoppers' positive response to the upscale grocer's price cutting and its first national advertising campaign. Shares in the largest U.S. organic and natural food supermarket were up 2.1 percent in extended trading after the news...

  • In-flight catalog SkyMall files for bankruptcy Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    Skymall magazine

    Finding it hard to flourish in a smartphone-dominated world, in-flight catalog maker SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court filing.

  • Doh! You blew your gas savings on pizza and beer Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    A gas station on Jan. 20, 2015 in Dellwood, Mo.

    in 2014, gas prices went down. Exclusive data to CNBC from Cardlytics shows where Americans saved and spent, breaking down sector winners and losers.

  • Tiffany cuts full-year outlook as holiday sales dip Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    A shopper walks past a Tiffany store in White Plains, New York.

    Tiffany cut its full-year profit outlook, hurt by a stronger U.S. dollar and some weakness in the Americas and Japan.

  • White elephants and gag gifts galore Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:03 PM ET
    Woman holiday gift

    If people will buy ugly sweaters, they'll certainly buy stupid gifts. Here's a roundup of ridiculous holiday ideas.

  • From Kickstarter to 6,000 stores in 2 years ... Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:21 PM ET
    GoldieBlox

    Debbie Sterling's story-based GoldieBlox construction sets and action figures are being sold in 6,000 stores worldwide, two years after taking Kickstarter by storm.

  • The 10 most 'dangerous' toys for kids Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    Consumer watchdog advises thinking twice this holiday shopping season before buying toys. Group nominates the 10 worst toys in this annual list.