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.
Jan 23, 2012 This year's holiday season was slightly bigger by volume, but the week after the holidays saw a bit of a slide.
Dec 27, 2011 Stop the presses: people like shopping online! I know, right?
Dec 27, 2011 While a temporary deal has been reached in Washington, 2012 doesn't look much better in terms of bipartisanship. FedEx is set to raise its rates beginning in January. In Arizona, many non-industrial businesses are taking up space in warehouses.
Dec 27, 2011 Sears and Kmart plan to eliminate as many as 120 stores. Analysts wonder if their hedge fund owner really understands the retail biz.