First day of summer means fun and sun...and shopping?

Jun 21, 2013
Retailers create one more excuse for a holiday sale.
Posted In: Retail, sales, summer

Discount stores lead retail sales lift

Jun 13, 2013
Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in last month. Cars and discount stores did well in May, while department stores dragged.
Posted In: retail sales, Retail

The makers of Tide rinse away the boss: P&G CEO steps down

May 24, 2013
After a disappointing first quarter, CEO Bob McDonald says he will leave Procter & Gamble at the end of next month.
Posted In: Retail, proctor&gamble

What's behind the uptick in consumer spending?

May 17, 2013
Retail sales rose a tenth of a percent in April. Why are people spending more and are they going back into credit card debit over these purchases?
Posted In: Retail, consumer spending
A shopper with a telltale bag walks outside a Macy's store in San Francisco in 2013.

Retail makes modest gains

May 15, 2013
A look at how new retail figures impact the economy.
Posted In: Retail

Retailers around the world react to Bangladesh fire

May 15, 2013
After last month's collapse at a garment factory, retailers around the world are responding in different ways.
Posted In: Bangladesh, foreign workers, workplace safety, Retail

Retail sales edge up in April

May 13, 2013
Did you buy a car or get some new clothes recently? You were not alone.
Posted In: Retail, Economy, recession

Does fair trade clothing help the consumer and the retailer?

May 9, 2013
Following another tragic fire at a Bangladesh clothing factory, retailers are now ceding to consumer demand and putting the exact origins of their products on the label. But will this “fair trade” practice hurt the bottom line? And will those same consumers actually buy the more expensive fair trade products, or reach for the cheaper item on the next rack?
Posted In: Fair trade, Retail, clothing, Bangladesh

Are you really buying products 'Made in the USA?'

Apr 19, 2013
When you buy products with the label, "Made in America," are you sure you're getting something made in the USA? Tips on how to decipher the labels on so-called American-made goods.
Posted In: Retail, Shop

British retailer Tesco packs up after failing in the U.S.

Apr 17, 2013
Britain's biggest retailer, the supermarket Tesco, has announced its first drop in profit in 20 years -- and its U.S. business expansion may be partly to blame.
Posted In: england, Retail, Tesco, supermarket