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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

Back-to-school already in swing at stores

Aug 7, 2012
Department stores try to get school shoppers in the doors earlier.
Posted In: Retail, back to school

Shopping in the man cave

Jul 27, 2012
A New York grocery store creates a special space just for men.
Posted In: Retail, men, New York

How credit card fee reform impacts consumers

Jul 16, 2012
This morning we've been looking at the impact of the largest antitrust class action settlement in U.S. history. The major credit card companies as well as the big banks have agreed to pay more than $7 billion to retailers for alleged collusion of credit card fees.
Posted In: Credit card, Retail, fees

U.S. retail sales slipped again in June

Jul 16, 2012
Reports from the Commerce Department show that retail sales are down for the third straight month. They slipped a half percent in June.
Posted In: consumer, commerce, Retail

Mixed response from retailers over credit card settlement

Jul 16, 2012
Major credit card companies -- Visa and Mastercard -- as well as big banks have agreed to pay more than $7 billion to retailers to compensate for alleged price fixing of credit card fees. Some retailers think the settlement does not go far enough to protect retailers and consumers.
Posted In: Retail, Credit Cards, fees, settlement

Neiman Marcus and Target will sell the same thing

Jul 10, 2012
The high-end and lower-end retailers team up to sell the same designer items at the same prices at both stores. Why? We ask innovative consultant, Debra Kaye.
Posted In: Target, neiman marcus, Retail

Retailers report disappointing June sales data

Jul 5, 2012
Amidst glimpses of positive economic indicators, dismal consumer confidence continues as retail sales figures are down for chain stores in June.
Posted In: Retail, Earnings, Costco, consumer confidence

Cosmetics for men a growing market

Jun 25, 2012
One of the fastest growing segments of the cosmetics market is actually products geared towards men. According to the research firm Mintel, sales of men's toiletries could hit $3.2 billion by 2016.
Posted In: cosmetics, makeup, Retail, men

Lululemon shows limit of yoga market

Jun 7, 2012
Although Lululemon's profits were up this quarter, the yoga market outlook is softening despite affluent devotees that are willing to pay high prices for the fitness activity.
Posted In: Retail, yoga, Lululemon

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