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Zara-owner Inditex translates fast-fashion into big profits

Mar 13, 2013
The Spanish company Inditex, which owns Zara among other chain stores, has just unveiled an impressive set of figures: a 22 percent jump in profits.
Posted In: Retail, fashion, clothing, spain

Housing revives, and so do home improvement chains

Mar 7, 2013
As home prices rise, more owners are preparing housing for sale -- and construction companies and building supply chains are hiring again.
Posted In: housing market, Mortgages, Home Depot, Retail

Martha Stewart, Macy's & the meaning of 'store'

Mar 6, 2013
The court battle pitting Macy’s against J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart turns a simple idea -- a store -- into a legal and philosophical quagmire.
Posted In: Retail, JC Penney, Macy's, Martha Stewart

Groupon: Not even the founder and CEO's job is safe

Mar 1, 2013
Groupon's board of directors fired company's founder and CEO, Andrew Mason, yesterday. But Mason is not the first founder and CEO to get the axe.
Posted In: groupon, ceo, Retail, apple, Yahoo

J.C. Penney sales plunge amid 'bumpy transition'

Feb 28, 2013
J.C. Penney had another tough quarter. Sales were down 28 percent -- more than half a billion dollars.
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail, discount

Can Groupon revive the daily deal and itself?

Feb 27, 2013
As the company reports fourth quarter earnings, its new business model will be in the spotlight.
Posted In: groupon, Retail, coupons

As gas prices rise, consumers take their foot off the pedal

Feb 22, 2013
The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is up to $3.78, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
Posted In: gas, gas prices, consumer behavior, Retail

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

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