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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

The secret behind Bed Bath & Beyond earnings: Finding its niche

Apr 10, 2013
A preview of Bed Bath & Beyond's earnings: Housing uptick helps, and online competition lurks.
Posted In: Bed Bath and Beyond, Earnings, housing market, Retail

JC Penney and what's behind (mark) ups and downs of clothing prices

Apr 9, 2013
Ron Johnson's ousting as CEO of JC Penney ends his bid to break retail's cycle of marking products up just to mark them down in sales. Shoppers rejected Johnson's strategy of keeping low prices instead of discounting.
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail, clothing

J.C. Penney CEO gets the boot, but were his ideas really that bad?

Apr 9, 2013
J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson has been given the boot after just 17 months as head of the struggling department store chain.
Posted In: JC Penney, JCpenney, Ron Johnson, Retail

The Easter Bunny comes bearing toys these days

Mar 27, 2013
The toy industry has gradually made inroads on Easter, one of the least commercial holidays. But Santa Claus shouldn't feel threatened quite yet.
Posted In: Easter, Retail, holiday

Apple acquires WiFiSLAM to navigate the great indoors

Mar 26, 2013
Apple has just acquired an indoor mapping company. How will indoor mapping be used and should we be concerned about our privacy?
Posted In: maps, apple, Retail

Retail, Tech, Shipping: Amazon is all in

Mar 21, 2013
The CIA has reportedly recruited Amazon to develop a private cloud for American intelligence gathering. So is there any sector Amazon isn't involved in these days?
Posted In: Amazon, Retail, Tech, cia

A faux faux fur kerfuffle at Nieman Marcus

Mar 20, 2013
The fashion market for fake fur has grown so fast that some suppliers are meeting the demand with real fur. Retailers as large as Nieman Marcus have been caught up in the faux faux fur kerfuffle.
Posted In: Retail, fashion, Federal Trade Commission

Headline writers turn Lululemon's yoga pants into lemonade

Mar 19, 2013
Lululemon shares were down this morning after the yoga-apparel maker announced yesterday that some of its pants are see-through due to a supplier mistake.
Posted In: Lululemon, yoga, Retail

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