Feb 24, 2012 Taking its cue from grocery stores and drug stores, Bloomingdale's will offer a loyalty card that is not tied to a store credit card. The cards go to shoppers, but the department store chain may reap the biggest rewards.
Feb 23, 2012 This week we're finding out how department stores have been faring. Macy's and Saks are in good shape; today, Kohl's says its yearly sales rose. Department stores can tell us a lot about the health of the economy -- at least part of it.
Feb 21, 2012 Walmart boosted U.S. sales in the latest quarter, but shoppers were drawn to lower-priced products and that hit profit margins.
Feb 14, 2012 The government said this morning that retail sales inched up 0.4 percent last month. That was lower than expected.
Feb 10, 2012 Ever wondered why a few scraps of cloth end up costing $5,000 on the catwalk? Or how designers manage to sell a $5,000 dress for just a few hundred bucks in stores like Target? Tess Vigeland pulls back the curtain on the fashion biz.
Feb 1, 2012 JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson, formerly of Target and Apple, explains how he hopes to move the company forward -- in part by looking back to the heyday of department stores.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 17, 2012 Store employees say they must fight for hours and work unpredictable shifts, and still can't make a living, according to a union survey.
Jan 13, 2012 Apple gets cozy with Target
Jan 12, 2012 Despite concerns over a still-fragile economy, consumers pushed retail sales to a new record in 2011.