| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Thirty workers walked off the job Wednesday at the warehouse of a luggage supplier to Wal-Mart Stores Inc to protest alleged retaliation from managers after employees complained about poor working conditions, organizers said.
The workers, who are not...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Retailers are fighting hard this Christmas to beat the competition, and Target is the latest to unveil its plan to win over the holiday hordes: Go digital.
Come Oct. 14, the chain will begin prominently showcasing its Top 20 toys in its brick-and...
| Nov 21, 2012
Bring on the feather fascinators, the fur collars and the sparkly shoes. The holidays are the stuff of fashion fantasy, the one time of year when, no matter your age, you can get away with dressing like a disco ball. Whether you take your cues from...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Anthropologie, the retailer known for its twee and often vintage-inspired fashions and home goods, opened its first BHLDN "shop within a shop" store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.
The sister label, pronounced “beholden,” launched as an...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Portrait studios at Sears and some Wal-Mart stores — the scenes of innumerable family photos — have unexpectedly closed as their operator, CPI Corp., goes out of business.
The portrait provider said in a statement on its website that all...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 1:53 PM
J.C. Penney Co. is falling deeper into a rut, reporting yet another quarter of tanking sales and net loss as the department store chain struggles in its reinvention.
The Plano, Texas, company reported a net loss of $552 million, or $2.51 a share, in its...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Days before the annual mob scene that is Black Friday, a consumer advocacy group is urging parents to take a closer look at the Christmas toys they’re gearing up to buy.
Several popular products may pose safety risks to children, according to...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:55 AM
A welcome trinity of factors -- perkier job prospects, summer temperatures and more affordable prices -- helped retail sales in June beat expectations.
Same-store sales at shops open at least a year -- a measure that strips out the volatility of...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Believe it or not, something good has happened to brick-and-mortar bookstores. In the first quarter of 2013, more book buyers walked in their doors -- a lot more.
Retail watcher Placed Insights found brick-and-mortar booksellers saw a 27% increase in...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Target and other brick-and-mortar retailers are treating this holiday season as an offensive against online rivals such as Amazon.com, using tactics such as price-matching to win back dominance of the Christmas shopping season.
Tired of being used as...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Days before Black Friday is a less than ideal time for Elmo, the inspiration for some of the most popular toys ever created, to have his name associated with allegations of sexual misconduct.
Depending on who’s being asked, the resignation of Elmo...