Retail

  • Tax Cuts Seen Halting Retreat in U.S. Retail Sales

    Tax cuts have given a boost to Americans’ take-home pay this year. The question hanging over the U.S. economy is whether they are putting the extra cash toward savings and debt, or using it to go shopping. Retail-sales data due Monday from the Commerce Department will help provide an...
  • Best Buy is running a three-day sale on Apple products

    Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy. Black Friday was so last month, but if you’ve been following along, you’ll know that the deals never truly...
  • Black Friday retailers looking to extend moment of optimism

    As Black Friday shoppers descend on stores this weekend, retailers are experiencing something that’s been in short supply: optimism. Brick-and-mortar chains are coming off a generally positive earnings season, with companies such as Wal-Mart Stores seeing their shares reach record highs. Even the beleaguered department-store industry is finding reasons...
  • It’s on! Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season

    Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, is in full swing. Based on the crowds and deals, retailers are carefully watching for indications of whether they’ll have a holly, jolly holiday season – or a dud. Black Friday had long been the most frenzied shopping...
  • YOU GO GIRL: Nordstroms offer new retail options for plus-sized women!

    It’s not uncommon to go shopping at a department store and find a limited range of sizes in some of your favorite brands. It’s also not uncommon to find separate sections for regular, petite and plus sizes, however Nordstrom is looking to change that. Nordstrom recently announced that they...
  • Raley’s store accused of religious discrimination

    A federal civil rights agency has accused the Raley’s supermarket chain of violating a clerk’s religious freedom by firing her after she refused to work on an evening when she regularly attended worship services. Supervisors at a Raley’s store in Chico had assured Jennifer Webb that she would not...
  • Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

    (Reuters) – Toys ‘R’ Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry that is caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. The Chapter 11 filing is among the largest ever...
  • Neiman-Marcus to close 10 Last Call stores!

    Neiman Marcus Group said Tuesday it will close 10 of its 38 Last Call stores, a move to focus and steer more resources to its main business of running high-end department stores.  “This decision is about optimizing our Last Call store portfolio to deliver the best customer service and...
  • Walmart and Google join forces to combat retail hegemon Amazon!

    Amazon is slipping after Google and Walmart announced a partnership that seeks to take on the e-commerce giant’s biggest advantage in the space. Shares are down 0.97% in early trading on Wednesday, trading at $957.51. Google and Walmart announced a new partnership that brings Walmart’s massive retail operation and...