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 16, 2012 Small business owners are slightly more upbeat about the economy than they have been recently, which sounds like good news for the job market, considering small businesses do a majority of the hiring in the country.
Feb 14, 2012 Maggie and John Anderson started "The Empowering Experiment" to see if they could patronize only black-owned businesses. The results were surprising.
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.
Jan 19, 2012 Americans don't feel any love for either. So who do they love?