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Christina Cheddar Berk is editor of CNBC.com's Consumer Nation and chief trend spotter.
Courtney is a retail reporter for CNBC.
Tom is a Senior Editor and Assignment Desk Manager for CNBC TV. He also writes about the business of beer for CNBC.com.
Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of CNBC's 5pm ET show "Fast Money."
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While analysts' bullish attitudes were aimed at the same sector, opinions differed on where consumers' dollars are headed.
Men's Wearhouse announced on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Jos. A. Bank in an all-cash deal valued at $1.8 billion.
Darden, the nation's largest full-service restaurant company, also owns Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse.