| May 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Procter & Gamble Co. wants to make something clear to investors: The replacement of Chief Executive Bob McDonald with his predecessor A.G. Lafley is not a death knell for the company.
Far from it, said Chief Financial Officer Jon R. Moeller in a short...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Firearms maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. said it will buy back an additional $15 million of its stock as gun control talk swirls in the aftermath of the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
The company said it has already completed a $20-...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Teens and bargain hunters propelled retail sales in April, but couldn’t save the industry from the dampening effects of chilly weather and continuing economic worries.
A monthly measure of same-store sales rose 3.7% last month, according to...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Smoked salmon sold at Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club stores nationwide is being recalled in 42 states, including California, and Puerto Rico amid listeria concerns.
The fish was produced by a Miami subsidiary of Multiexport Foods Inc. in...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Target Corp., like many other retail rivals, was laid low in its first fiscal quarter by cold spring temperatures that discouraged seasonal shopping and caused the chain to underperform by even its own metrics.
The Minneapolis company said sales at...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:05 AM
A two-year study of more than 1,200 seafood samples by Oceana, an environmental advocacy group, found that a third of seafood sold in grocery stores and restaurants is mislabeled, the group announced Thursday.
DNA testing of seafood samples between 2010...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Reports of consumers getting a face full of hot steam and scorching coffee grounds, with 61 suffering burn injuries, have sparked a recall of more than 600,000 Mr. Coffee single-cup brewers.
The products, which were sold for up to $80 online and at...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Starting next year, PayPal users will be able to use their online payment accounts to shop in more than 7 million physical stores nationwide, because of a new partnership between owner Ebay Inc. and credit card company Discover Financial Services.
| Sep 6, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Even though Americans are entering the all-important holiday season still skittish, Target Corp. doesn’t want to follow the pack with steep markdowns.
The "ultra-competitive nature" of the Black Friday and Christmas shopping crush means that...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Get ready for more small Wal-Mart stores, and sooner. The mega-retailer known for its big-box strategy said it’s planning to speed up openings of its Neighborhood Market and Express stores.
While some Wal-Mart workers are protesting low wages and...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Wal-Mart will pump up its holiday staff by hiring more than 50,000 seasonal associates for its U.S. stores, the retail giant said.
The holidays are the “busiest time of the year” for the chain, according to a statement Friday. This year, the...