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November 07, 2015
6 Ways Young People Are Changing the Holiday Shopping Season
The demands of a younger, tech-savvy generation are also leading to big changes in the way people check off items on their Christmas shopping list.
August 15, 2014
Shop Till You Drop: 10 Retailers Dominating America
The death of traditional retailers may be over exaggerated, but e-commerce companies are certainly causing some wrinkles.
July 14, 2014
Here’s Why Dollar Tree Is Discount Retailer to Watch
The dollar stores have been fairly popular investments over the past several years. Americans are earning less money, and prices of consumer goods are rising.
June 25, 2014
Should This Recession-Like GDP Growth Worry You?
Once again, government economists found that United States economy was in worse shape in the first-quarter of the year than previously thought.
June 24, 2014
Soft Guidance But Good Outlook: Why Walmart Is a Buy
Walmart is one of a number of retailers that was impacted by the long winter in its first quarter.
June 16, 2014
Why Wal-Mart Eyeing India Is Good for the Stock
As India's population grows and as its citizens become wealthier, Wal-Mart stands to benefit by investing in the country.
May 30, 2014
Here’s Why the U.S. Economy Shrank After Three Years of Growth
Government economists determined that GDP did not grow in the first-quarter, but rather contracted at a 1 percent annual rate.
May 23, 2014
Should You Buy Lowe’s After Earnings?
On Wednesday, the nation’s second-largest home improvement retailer, Lowe’s, reported its first-quarter earnings numbers.
May 21, 2014
2 Retail Debacles: Why the Sector Remains Risky
Staples and Dick's Sporting Goods both reported disappointing earnings figures on Tuesday.
May 20, 2014
Beware the Zombie Company: J.C.Penney Isn’t Really Alive
J.C. Penney's stock shot up on news of increased sales and foot traffic during the year's first quarter. Is it a sign of turnaround or a dead company walking?
May 15, 2014
Does the Nordstrom Whisper Number Indicate Investor Confidence?
Nordstrom has a 74 percent positive surprise history (having topped the whisper in 31 of the 42 earnings reports for which WhisperNumber.com has data).
May 13, 2014
U.S. Economy Enters Second Quarter With This Bad News
Since retail sales began the quarter weak, it is also likely that gross domestic product began the April-through-June period with little momentum, as well.
May 01, 2014
3 Charts Explaining the Health of the U.S. Economy
The fact that first-quarter gross domestic product growth amounted to just 0.1 percent has made the April jobs report much anticipated.
April 22, 2014
What Evils Did March’s Retail Sales Report Hide?
Snapshot of retail sales compiled by the industry trade groups from the International Council of Shopping Centers and Johnson Redbook reflect ongoing stagnation.
April 08, 2014
Did March Put U.S. Economic Growth Back on Unstable Ground?
Early evidence suggests that consumer spending stalled in March.
April 05, 2014
5 Charts to Explain Labor Market Health
On Friday, the Department of Labor will release job creation numbers for March.
April 03, 2014
Is This the Ideal Retail Business Portfolio?
There are a couple of things about retailers that suggest that you should devote at least a small amount of your portfolio to retail.
April 01, 2014
Here’s Why Economists Expect Best GDP Growth Since Recession This Year
While February’s consumer spending increase suggests that cold weather has loosened its frigid grip on the U.S. economy, spending is overall still quite soft.
March 26, 2014
Wal-Mart and Friends Get No Love From Online Buyers: Cue Amazon?
Forrest Research shows that retailers aren't meeting customers' demand for a smooth shopping experience across all channels.
March 25, 2014
Should American Consumers Really Feel More Confident?
Consumer confidence tells a far more optimistic story about the United States economy than do the weekly readings of retail sales data.
March 24, 2014
RadioShack’s New Concept Stores Embrace Tech Newbies
RadioShack is unveiling two more locations that will feature its new, experiential store concept, which is meant to target an older age bracket.
March 23, 2014
Wal-Mart Unleashes Spring Equivalent of Black Friday
Wal-Mart is gearing up to unleash its "Spring Black Friday" promotion; the company is betting that customers' cabin fever will draw them out for the spring deals.
March 20, 2014
Social Shopping: Target Stars in Sitcom, Sephora Builds Social Network
Retailers are testing different methods to boost sales in stores. Target products were featured in TBS's "Cougar Town" sitcom on Tuesday, while Sephora now has its own social network.
March 18, 2014
Is Consumer Spending Still Providing Economic Momentum?
February’s retail data makes clear that consumer spending is no longer the hostage of cold temperatures, but the numbers indicate that spending is soft.
March 10, 2014
Why Wal-Mart Is Still a Compelling Investment
As the world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart has an inherent advantage insofar as it can get the best prices on items to sell.
March 07, 2014
Can’t Understand Other People’s Feelings? There’s an App for That
App developer Emotient has created an app for Google Glass that analyzes facial expressions to determine how a Glass wearer is feeling.
February 25, 2014
A Weak January Leaves Macy’s Waiting for Customers to Return
While Macy’s profits did increase about 11 percent, Wall Street was still disappointed.
February 19, 2014
Economist: Consumer Spending Has ‘Literally Frozen’
Now, for economists and the retail sector, the question is whether spending will pick up in February.
February 14, 2014
Investors Are Saying Goodbye to J.C. Penney on a Grand Scale
When the retailer publishes its proxy statement this spring, notable names will be missing from its shareholder lineup.
February 13, 2014
Is January’s Negative Retail Sales Growth a Warning Sign?
The U.S. Department of Commerce reported Thursday that retail sales totaled $427.8 billion last month, a decline of 0.4 percent.