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Poor Burberry earnings point to problems for luxury market

Sep 11, 2012
Shares of Burberry are down more than 18 percent this morning. The luxury retailer slashed profit forecasts and warned that the luxury goods market is headed for hard times.
Posted In: luxury, Retail, Burberry

H&M moves away from some water-proofing chemicals

Sep 6, 2012
Chemicals that protect clothing from water or stains do so because they're tough -- so they stick around in the environment a long time. Apparel makers are looking for alternatives.
Posted In: Retail, h&m, PFCs

Retailers sweeten layaway plans to lure buyers

Sep 4, 2012
Toys 'R' Us, Sears and Kmart cut fees or offer discounts for layaway plans to lure shoppers and avoid big holiday season markdowns.
Posted In: Toys R Us, Retail, layaway

Why retailers are teaming up for mobile payment

Aug 16, 2012
Data on customers is a lot more valuable than mere sales.
Posted In: nfc, Retail, drones

Major retailers team up for mobile payment plan

Aug 15, 2012
We've got news this morning that a group of major retailers, including Walmart, Target and 7-Eleven, are teaming up to create their own network for mobile payments. It's one more way for stores to draw you closer -- and get a jump on outsiders, like Google.
Posted In: mobile payments, Walmart, Retail

Shoes are the heart of department stores

Aug 14, 2012
Macy's has opened the biggest shoe section in the world. Like other New York department stores, Macy's sees shoes as the hook for women shoppers.
Posted In: Retail, Macy's, shoes

Retail sales move up, Groupon sputters

Aug 14, 2012
Retail sales were up 0.8 percent last month; the first uptick in four months.
Posted In: Retail, groupon

Retail sales up for first time in four months

Aug 14, 2012
Retail sales in the U.S. jumped by almost a percent last month. That was the first uptick in four months, as consumers spent their money on everything from cars to electronics.
Posted In: Retail, consumer

What we can learn from JCPenney's loss

Aug 10, 2012
JCPenney's sales were down 22 percent last quarter -- blamed in large part on the company's new pricing strategy. What's next for the retailer?
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail

JCPenney reports second quarter of big losses

Aug 10, 2012
JCPenney is reporting big losses today. Sales were down almost 22 percent last quarter. That's the second straight quarter of steep declines.
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail, retail sales

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