Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 15, 2013 The world's largest retailer reported quarterly sales were down and cut its profit forecast for the year. So what are consumers putting in their shopping carts and what are they leaving out?
Aug 15, 2013 Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses the latest retail earnings.
Aug 2, 2013 From Massachusetts to Alabama, sales tax on everything from socks to laptops will be waived. But not every state wants to leave those tax dollars on the table.
Aug 1, 2013 A judge has ruled the fees banks have been charging retailers for each and every debit-card transaction are too high.
Jul 30, 2013 Twinkie bakers follow in the footsteps of foundry workers, baggage handlers, and others, as restructured companies hire employees back at lower wages.
Jul 29, 2013 Retail workers find common cause with fast-food employees demanding more hours and higher wages.
Jul 29, 2013 Shopping mall firms struggled during the recession and are still digging out.
Jul 24, 2013 India has a strict rules for big international retailers: 30 percent of the merchandise sold at big box stores has to be purchased in India.
Jul 19, 2013 Retail stores have moved beyond Internet cookies to physical tracking, what's the big deal?
Jul 16, 2013 Meet Brendan O'Connell, Walmart artist -- or at least the mega retailer is his muse. O'Connell has taken to painting the things you can find the big-box store and the people who roam its aisles.