May 16, 2013 Temperatures were down across much of the United States, causing consumers to huddle at home instead of going out.
May 15, 2013 It's a big week for department-store earnings. How are they faring in the stutter-step economic recovery?
Mar 13, 2013 Retail sales ticked up by 1.1 percent last month according to the Commerce Department. The growth was better than expected, despite higher gas prices and the payroll tax increase that went into effect at the beginning of the year.
Dec 26, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, the threat of the fiscal cliff, and the election may have all contributed to a disappointing holiday shopping season.
Dec 24, 2012 Fiscal cliff negotiations continue to worry markets, but end of the year holiday sales are bringing some cheer to the economy.
Dec 24, 2012 According to the NPD Group, shoes rank among the top sellers this holiday season.
Dec 25, 2012 The day after Thanksgiving is known as the biggest retail sales day of the year. The day after Christmas is the start of the biggest week for holiday gift returns and a tough time for retailers.
Dec 20, 2012 Christmas is on a Tuesday this year, meaning procrastinators get an extra day at the beginning of next week to finish up their shopping. And because Thanksgiving was as early as it could be this year, it's an extra-long holiday season for retailers.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 19, 2012 How to navigate the brave new -- and complicated -- world of dynamic pricing.