| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:16 PM
A Maryland judge barred Walmart protesters on Tuesday from company property in advance of widespread demonstrations planned for Black Friday.
Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul Harris also ordered activists to post a $10,000 bond, which they would...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season.
Still, 35 million Americans showed up...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Hundreds of protesters, including some Walmart workers who skipped their shifts on the retail industry's busiest day, spoke, chanted and sang outside of Walmart stores around the United States, making pleas for higher wages and better healthcare for...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Struggling Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business, adding to the list of units it has been getting rid of to raise cash.
The Hoffman Estates-based company, operator of Sears department stores and the Kmart...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Safeway Inc. shares have climbed for two straight days on speculation of a buyout offer just weeks after the grocery giant deflected another potential takeover.
Buyout rumors erupted this week on reports that private equity firm Cerberus Capital...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year.
Bargain basement deals normally...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Wal-Mart is worried about lousy holiday shopping, so the retail giant is pulling out its Christmas deals one whole month early -- hoping, perhaps, that the longer you are faced with a bargain, the more likely you will be to crumble.
This move comes as...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:48 PM
U.S. food retailers are poised to take a hit as the federal government reduces its $78 billion-a-year food stamp program.
Grocery stores and other food retailers have struggled in recent years as consumers battered by high unemployment and shrinking...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s board members on Monday elected a new chief executive and president to replace Mike Duke, 63.
Doug McMillon, 47, is scheduled to take the reins on Feb. 1, the company said, about four years after Duke stepped into the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Coming off of a weak back-to-school shopping period, a research firm expects holiday sales growth will be slower this year during the crucial holiday season. Shoppers are also expected to visit fewer stores as they research purchases online.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The home entertainment business is growing again, albeit slowly, despite the fact that people continue to spend less on DVDs.
After years of declines, total consumer spending on movies for home use grew 2% in the first half of the year to $8.63 billion....