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Weak housing market hits home goods

Jun 5, 2007
Retailer Bed, Bath and Beyond saw shares fall 5.4% today on news that first-quarter earnings would be below expectations. Some analysts are pointing the finger at the weak housing market. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Housing, Retail

Corner stores on the edge

Jun 5, 2007
In dense urban areas where housing prices are rising dramatically, corner stores are seeing a lot of new faces. Lisa Chow takes a look at New York markets on the leading edge of gentrification.
Posted In: New York, Retail

Gas sign of the times

Jun 5, 2007
Some gas station operators are tired of running outside to change the numbers on those towering signs. It's time-consuming, sometimes dangerous, and being slow to match the latest price move can cost 'em big. So they're going digital.
Posted In: Retail

Wal-Mart could use some cheering up

May 31, 2007
Wal-Mart's annual shareholder meetings have often had a pep rally feel. But with a flat stock price, sluggish sales and PR problems, the company may need some cheerleading at this year's meeting on Friday. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street

Wal-Mart finds fewer sales going upscale

May 30, 2007
New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro got his hands on a report critcizing Wal-Mart's so-far unsuccessful attempt to climb out of the bargain basement. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's in the report.
Posted In: Retail

Some media just sing louder

May 28, 2007
CD sales are at another record low, but Aaron Pressman of BusinessWeek magazine says it may just be because our attention is elsewhere. He discusses the music industry with Bob Moon.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Coke thinks Glaceau is the real thing

May 25, 2007
Coca-Cola announced today it's buying Glaceau, maker of SmartWater and VitaminWater, for $4.2 billion. Coke clearly thinks Glaceau can fortify its bottom line. Steve Tripoli tells why.
Posted In: Retail

Coke gets smart and vitaminwater

May 25, 2007
The fizz is going out of soda profits, but Coca-Cola has a plan B. There's news today that the soft drink maker will shell out $4.2 billion for bottled water giant Glaceau, best known for its smartwater and vitaminwater brands.
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Only your wallet is broken, not the record

May 24, 2007
The Energy Department has updated its inflation calculations and what was reported earlier as a record high for gas prices is no longer so. Kai Ryssdal found out the new target price.
Posted In: Retail

Burberry's upsizing its American outfit

May 24, 2007
The British fashion house famous for its black, white and red check is ready to launch a rapid expansion in the States. American shoppers can look forward to 10 new Burberry retail stores this year, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

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