May 31, 2012 JCPenney unveiled a new pricing strategy in January that largely scrapped sales. One bad quarter later, discounts are creeping back in.
May 28, 2012 Retailers gear up for summer shopping season. With graduation, Mothers Day and Memorial Day, May is one of the biggest shopping months of the year.
May 16, 2012 JC Penney stock is currency down percent after the company reported that customer traffic is down, sales are down, and the quarterly loss was bigger than expected. The company had hired Ron Johnson, the man behind Apple Stores, to make JC Penney more fashionable.
May 15, 2012 We'll know more later this morning with the latest retail sales figures for April. The forecast is for sales to be down after mild weather pushed extra spending into the first three months of the year. But at least one segment of the retail sector has been hanging on to growth.
Apr 30, 2012 A small business incubator seeks to revitalize a neighborhood in Oakland through a handful of pop-up stores that have no plans to close.
Apr 27, 2012 Walmart introduces a 'pay with cash' option on its website. You go online to order something, then drive to a Walmart store and pay in cash. Once you've paid, Walmart will ship your items right to your door.
Apr 16, 2012 The Commerce Department reports retail sales rose more than expected in March, by a solid 0.8 percent.
Apr 16, 2012 Retail numbers faced their second month of strength in March, helped by the warm weather and the early Easter holiday.
Mar 30, 2012 Commentator Frances Frei says automation needs to improve the customer experience, not frustrate it.