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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

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

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