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Walmart's worries: Payroll tax, gas prices

Feb 21, 2013
Walmart, Safeway and other grocers face more than higher payroll taxes. High gas prices could crimp shoppers, but job growth could help.
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, sequester

Office Depot, meet OfficeMax

Feb 20, 2013
This morning, OfficeMax and Office Depot confirmed that they're merging to better compete in the marketplace.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, office depot, staples, Retail

Real estate comeback slows, but optimism remains

Feb 20, 2013
The pace of home building slowed in January, falling 8.5 percent from December. Despite the decrease, January was still the third best month for house construction since 2008.
Posted In: Housing, housing market, Retail

An OfficeMax, Office Depot merger could spell bad news for big-box stores

Feb 19, 2013
While many market analysts have been touting the recent spate of mergers and acquisitions as a sign of business confidence, the trend might be more out of necessity.
Posted In: office depot, Mergers and Acquisitions, Retail, big box

Barnes & Noble's outlook is blurry, even for Nook

Feb 19, 2013
Barnes & Noble is expected to report a profit for the last quarter, but its digital e-reader business isn't performing as hoped.
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, e-reader, Books, Retail

Under Armour gets a makeover for women

Feb 15, 2013
The company that was founded by a former football player and is known for its hard-core, performance sportswear is testing a new branding strategy geared towards women.
Posted In: branding, women, fashion, clothing, Retail

When stores, and credit firms, watch you shop

Feb 4, 2013
Retailers used to keep tabs on shoppers to prevent theft. Now they’re using various technologies to study shoppers so they can increase sales.
Posted In: shopping, tracking, Retail

Discount shoppers rejoice! Penney's in sales surrender

Jan 30, 2013
A year ago, retailer J.C. Penney announced a new strategy to cut so-called "everyday" prices by about 40 percent, while reducing the number of sales a month. The company has had to walk back those plans as shoppers remained addicted to sales.
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail, shopping, sales

Sawgrass Mills Mall draws tourists to Florida

Jan 22, 2013
South American tourists flock to Sunrise, Fla., to shop at one of the biggest discount malls.
Posted In: Retail, Florida

Does Obama fashion trickle down to JCrew?

Jan 22, 2013
Michelle Obama has long been the trendsetter; now it's her daughters' clothes that are turning heads.
Posted In: fashion, JCrew, Retail, Michelle Obama

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