Retail Specialty Retail


  • EOS sued over alleged lip balm issues Friday, 15 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    EOS sued over alleged lip balm issues

    A class-action lawsuit claims the use of the popular lip balm causes blisters and rashes.

  • American Girl's new accessory: Diabetic care kit Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 5:35 PM ET
    American Girl

    American Girl is slated to release a new accessory in 2016: a diabetic care kit that includes a blood sugar monitor, insulin pump and lancet.

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Dec 24- Retailers are struggling to meet even modest forecasts for the holiday shopping season this year after the "Super Saturday" before Christmas failed to live up to its nickname, industry research groups said. This year Super Saturday weekend sales in stores and online rose 4 percent to $55 billion, after a 2.5 percent gain last year,...

  • Stockpile offers stock as gift cards Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Stockpile offers stock as gift cards

    The company is seeing a huge demand in tech stock

  • Saudi bookstore pulls Trump books from shelves Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 9:02 AM ET

    DUBAI, Dec 22- Saudi Arabia- based retail chain Jarir Bookstore has removed books written by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump from its shelves, it said on Tuesday, part of a backlash against his proposal to stop Muslims from entering the United States. "Jarir Bookstore sells books by Donald Trump, who is known for making comments offensive to Muslims and...

  • How much is that engagement ring in the window? Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 1:51 PM ET
    Woman shows off engagement ring.

    The average engagement ring cost a little under $6,000, and more couples are opting for customization. The Knot on engagement trends.

  • UPDATE 1-Foot Locker's profit, sales beat estimates Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    Nov 20- Footwear retailer Foot Locker Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, helped by strong demand for basketball and running shoes. Foot Locker is one of the biggest footwear retailers in the U.S and its performance is an indicator of demand for Nike Inc and Under Armour Inc products. Foot Locker's net income fell to $80 million, or 57...

  • Footwear retailer Foot Locker's sales rise 3.6 pct Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 6:51 AM ET

    Nov 20- Footwear retailer Foot Locker Inc reported a 3.6 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by strong demand for its new basketball and running shoes. The company's net income fell to $80 million, or 57 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Oct. 31 from $120 million, or 82 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $1.79 billion from $1.73 billion.

  • YOUR MONEY-Gear up for holiday TV and Star Wars deals Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Charlie O'Shea, a vice president at Moody's Investors Service, follows Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp, Kohls Corp, Toys R Us Inc and Best Buy Co Inc- some of the biggest forces during the holiday shopping season. Also, some of the specialty retailers are pulling back on Thanksgiving Weekend store hours, which makes sense as our view is, this is more of a...

  • This is where Bain Capital is laying its Asia chips Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 7:20 PM ET

    Private equity giant Bain Capital has turned its sights on Asia, leveraging its experience in consumer and payment businesses.

  • The behind-the-scenes business of boo! Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 7:59 PM ET

    Terrified, and satisfied, customers at Halloween Horror Nights in Singapore are the result of up to a year of hard work.

  • Oct 29- Chinese footwear retailer C.banner International Holdings said on Thursday it would buy iconic British toy store chain Hamleys for 100 million pounds in cash. Hamleys, most famous for its 134- year-old flagship store on Regent Street in London, offers quintessentially British toys such as Beefeater Bear dolls and miniature London taxi cabs.

  • Oct 26- Japanese tire maker Bridgestone Corp said it would buy auto parts retailer Pep Boys-Manny, Moe& Jack for $835 million in cash to expand its presence in the United States. The $15- per-share deal represents a premium of 23.5 percent to Pep Boys' Friday closing price of $12.15. The deal would expand Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC's network by more than 35...

  • Skechers revenue misses estimates, stock plummets Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 5:41 PM ET

    Oct 22- Sports footwear retailer Skechers USA Inc reported lower-than-expected rise in quarterly comparable sales and revenue, sending its shares down 35 percent after market. Revenue rose 27 percent to $856.2 million in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, but missed the average analyst estimate of $876.5 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 16- U.S. holiday sales are expected to rise a modest 2.8 percent in 2015, as a sluggish economic recovery is likely to weigh on consumer spending, analytics firm RetailNext said on Friday. The company, which tracks large U.S. retailers and specialty stores, also expects foot traffic to drop 8.1 percent during November and December from a year ago.

  • Farmer hits jackpot selling Frankenstein pumpkins Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    CNBC returns to visit a California organic farmer whose dream to grow special pumpkins is bearing fruit, and weirdness.

  • Japan's retail sector outperformed after fresh data showed Japan's household spending rose in August for the first time in three months and that job availability improved to its best in more than two decades. ABC Mart shares climbed 2.8 percent after the Nikkei business daily reported the shoe retailer likely booked a record first-half operating profit of...

  • Investments for an aging USA—besides health care Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Seniors participate in a Zumba class during the 8th Annual Healthy Living Festival in Oakland, California. (File Photo).

    Health care is often at the top of the list of industries seen benefiting from Americans living longer, but there are other options.

  • Trader bets $2M on lows for one specialty retailer Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 11:27 AM ET
    The Gap Store in San Francisco.

    Mike Khouw outlines a bearish bet in the options market by which one trader spent $2 million that Gap would fall near a 52-week low in a month.

  • So, anybody wanna buy a viral potato website? Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    A potato message from

    Alex Craig is auctioning off Potato Parcel, a website that ships potatoes around the country.