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A customer enters the Aeropostale store in Broomfield

Sycamore Partners, liquidators bid on bankrupt U.S. teen retailer Aeropostale

Reuters - Bankrupt U.S. teen retailer Aeropostale Inc (AROPQ.PK) received bids this week for its business from private equity firm Sycamore Partners, as well as liquidators, firms that wind down businesses, ac…

Sobeys boycott to be expanded as grocer drops human rights appeal

Sobeys boycott to be expanded as grocer drops human rights appeal

CBC - One of Canada's largest grocery store chains has withdrawn an appeal of a human rights decisi…

As Sears crumbles, Penney's and Best Buy want to pick up the pieces

As Sears crumbles, Penney's and Best Buy want to pick up the pieces

CNBC - Aided by both Sears' demise and booming housing market, the growing appliance category hasn'…

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    Trader bets $2 million on Wal-Mart rally

    A trader has bet $2 million on a Wal-Mart rally, and Dan Nathan breaks down the trade.

    Trader bets $2 million on Wal-Mart rally

    A trader has bet $2 million on a Wal-Mart rally, and Dan Nathan breaks down the trade.

  • Op-Ed: Best Buy won the battle, but it will lose the war
    Op-Ed: Best Buy won the battle, but it will lose the war

    Best Buy reported better-than-expected numbers and the stock spiked. Here are four reasons to get out now, says wealth manager Michael Yoshikami.

    Op-Ed: Best Buy won the battle, but it will lose the war

    Best Buy reported better-than-expected numbers and the stock spiked. Here are four reasons to get out now, says wealth manager Michael Yoshikami.

  • Best Buy, La-Z-Boy earnings in the spotlight on Wall Street, Yellen speech eyed
    Best Buy, La-Z-Boy earnings in the spotlight on Wall Street, Yellen speech eyed

    U.S. stock index futures ticked higher on Tuesday, as investors prepared themselves for a further set of earnings, and looked ahead to a key speech by the Fed's Chair.

    Best Buy, La-Z-Boy earnings in the spotlight on Wall Street, Yellen speech eyed

    U.S. stock index futures ticked higher on Tuesday, as investors prepared themselves for a further set of earnings, and looked ahead to a key speech by the Fed's Chair.

  • This chart explains Wal-Mart's big win over Target
    This chart explains Wal-Mart's big win over Target

    "Our customers like what they're seeing in the stores," Wal-Mart CFO Brett Biggs said.

    This chart explains Wal-Mart's big win over Target

    "Our customers like what they're seeing in the stores," Wal-Mart CFO Brett Biggs said.

  • Wal-Mart just rang up its biggest same-store sales gain in 4 years
    Wal-Mart just rang up its biggest same-store sales gain in 4 years

    Same-store sales in Wal-Mart's U.S. division grew 1.6 percent, an acceleration from the first quarter's 1 percent lift.

    Wal-Mart just rang up its biggest same-store sales gain in 4 years

    Same-store sales in Wal-Mart's U.S. division grew 1.6 percent, an acceleration from the first quarter's 1 percent lift.

  • Cramer: Charts madly in love with two retail stocks ready to run

    Jim Cramer goes off the charts to find two stocks that could explode higher in the return of retail.

    Cramer: Charts madly in love with two retail stocks ready to run

    Jim Cramer goes off the charts to find two stocks that could explode higher in the return of retail.

  • McDonald's may have found a buyer for its restaurants in China, Hong Kong

    McDonald's may finally have a buyer for its 2,800 restaurants in China, Hong Kong and South Korea.

    McDonald's may have found a buyer for its restaurants in China, Hong Kong

    McDonald's may finally have a buyer for its 2,800 restaurants in China, Hong Kong and South Korea.

  • Home Depot nails record sales and profits, boosts full-year forecast

    Home Depot Tuesday reported earnings and revenue that fell roughly in line with Wall Street's estimates.

    Home Depot nails record sales and profits, boosts full-year forecast

    Home Depot Tuesday reported earnings and revenue that fell roughly in line with Wall Street's estimates.

  • $1.3 trillion in student loan debt is crippling retail sales growth

    Student debt obligations are growing faster than the average salaries for recent graduates, and require an estimated $160 billion in annual payments.

    $1.3 trillion in student loan debt is crippling retail sales growth

    Student debt obligations are growing faster than the average salaries for recent graduates, and require an estimated $160 billion in annual payments.

  • Dunkin' Donuts makes a play for Starbucks-loving millennials, CEO says

    Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis tells CNBC he's using new products and technology to get more young people in the door.

    Dunkin' Donuts makes a play for Starbucks-loving millennials, CEO says

    Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis tells CNBC he's using new products and technology to get more young people in the door.

  • Best Buy celebrates 50 years with 50 hours of discounts

    Best Buy's sales event comes roughly one month after Amazon's Prime Day.

    Best Buy celebrates 50 years with 50 hours of discounts

    Best Buy's sales event comes roughly one month after Amazon's Prime Day.

  • Cramer: We've got retail all wrong — time to bury the 'death of the mall' story

    Jim Cramer analyzed the winners and losers in retail for the quarter and discovered that Amazon isn't the beast most think it is.

    Cramer: We've got retail all wrong — time to bury the 'death of the mall' story

    Jim Cramer analyzed the winners and losers in retail for the quarter and discovered that Amazon isn't the beast most think it is.

  • No, Starbucks isn't cheating customers by adding ice to drinks, judge says

    A judge in California dismissed a case that accused Starbucks of under-filling its iced drinks.

    No, Starbucks isn't cheating customers by adding ice to drinks, judge says

    A judge in California dismissed a case that accused Starbucks of under-filling its iced drinks.

  • Sobeys boycott urged by Baptist group after appeal of racism ruling

    A group of African Nova Scotia churches is calling for a boycott of Sobeys after the grocer appealed a human rights decision that found one of its employees used racial profiling to target a black customer. …

    Sobeys boycott to be expanded as grocer drops human rights appeal

    A group of African Nova Scotia churches is calling for a boycott of Sobeys after the grocer appealed a human rights decision that found one of its employees used racial profiling to target a black customer. The racial profiling incident at the grocery store chain's Tantallon store in 2009 wasn't isolated, said Rev. Lennett …

  • Retailer Target to focus on digital efforts, CIO says

    Target will focus on its website, Target.com, and offline-online experiences such as order pickup and digital marketing, McNamara said in a blog post on the company's website. "Technology and supply chain …

    File photo of employees working at a Target store at St. Albert

    Target will focus on its website, Target.com, and offline-online experiences such as order pickup and digital marketing, McNamara said in a blog post on the company's website. "Technology and supply chain are the new battlegrounds for retail," he said. Target will also focus on efforts such as store replenishment and …

  • Jacques Daoust's chief of staff gave OK to Rona sale

    Daoust, the former minister of transport, repeatedly denied that he was consulted before the hardware chain's purchase by North Carolina-based Lowe's while he was serving as minister of the economy. A …

    Jacques Daoust's chief of staff gave OK to Rona sale

    Daoust, the former minister of transport, repeatedly denied that he was consulted before the hardware chain's purchase by North Carolina-based Lowe's while he was serving as minister of the economy. A vice-president with Investissement Québec, the provincial development agency that falls under the authority of the economy …

  • P.E.I. retail sales hit another record

    Retail sales on P.E.I. hit a record high in June for the eighth month in a row. Seasonally adjusted figures for June, released by Statistics Canada Friday morning, were $181.8 million, up marginally from …

    P.E.I. retail sales hit another record

    Retail sales on P.E.I. hit a record high in June for the eighth month in a row. Seasonally adjusted figures for June, released by Statistics Canada Friday morning, were $181.8 million, up marginally from $181.5 million in May, but that was still enough to set another record. Nationally retail sales were largely unchanged …

  • Canadian retail sales disappoint in June as consumers take pause

    Canadian retail sales unexpectedly fell in June, reinforcing the likelihood that growth contracted in the second quarter as the economic malaise hit the consumer, who has been a key pillar of support in …

    Shoppers stroll through West Edmonton Mall

    Canadian retail sales unexpectedly fell in June, reinforcing the likelihood that growth contracted in the second quarter as the economic malaise hit the consumer, who has been a key pillar of support in recent years. Separately, the annual inflation rate cooled as expected in July, according to data released by Statistics …

  • Why Apple Ditched ‘Store’ Moniker From Its Retail Outlets

    Apple decided to remove the word "Store" from the moniker of its retail outlets, and the Cupertino-headquartered company may have one good reason behind this.

    Why Apple Ditched ‘Store’ Moniker From Its Retail Outlets

    Apple decided to remove the word "Store" from the moniker of its retail outlets, and the Cupertino-headquartered company may have one good reason behind this.

  • Metro Vancouver considers banning clothing and textile from landfills

    Metro Vancouver is looking into a possible ban on clothing and textile waste in the region's landfills. "Right now we're looking at doing some consultation for a disposal ban to see if we can ban textiles, …

    Metro Vancouver considers banning clothing and textile from landfills

    Metro Vancouver is looking into a possible ban on clothing and textile waste in the region's landfills. "Right now we're looking at doing some consultation for a disposal ban to see if we can ban textiles, including clothing, from disposal to help divert more clothing to either a reuse home or a recycling home," said Karen …