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People walk past a store of yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica in downtown Vancouver

A shift from yoga pants may leave Lululemon investors in a sweat

Reuters - Mutual funds that bought Lululemon Athletica's (NasdaqGS:LULU - News) stock in recent months may find themselves in a cold sweat if the retailer's quarterly report on Wednesday shows strong signs tha…

As temperatures plunge, demand for winter clothing surges on the street

As temperatures plunge, demand for winter clothing surges on the street

CBC - By Tuesday, the temperature in Edmonton had plunged to –22 C, with a biting wind chill that c…

How to find out if that retail membership is actually worth the price

How to find out if that retail membership is actually worth the price

CNBC - Retail memberships are on the rise, but an expert explains to CNBC the steps consumers shoul…

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  • People walk past the entrance to a McDonald's restaurant in Shanghai
    Exclusive: McDonald's to keep up to 25 percent stake in China, HK stores - source

    McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD - News) is looking to raise $1 billion to $2 billion with the sale of its China and Hong Kong stores after the U.S. fast-food chain decided to keep "a significant minority stake …

    People walk past the entrance to a McDonald's restaurant in Shanghai

    McDonald's Corp (NYSE:MCD - News) is looking to raise $1 billion to $2 billion with the sale of its China and Hong Kong stores after the U.S. fast-food chain decided to keep "a significant minority stake in the business," a person with direct knowledge of the plans said on Tuesday. McDonald's wants exposure to future growth …

  • A man exits a Hudson's Bay department store in Toronto
    Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay's quarterly sales rise about 29 percent

    The company's consolidated retail sales increased to C$3.30 billion in the quarter ended Oct. 29, from C$2.57 billion a year ago. The retailer reported a net loss of C$125 million in the quarter, compared …

    A man exits a Hudson's Bay department store in Toronto

    The company's consolidated retail sales increased to C$3.30 billion in the quarter ended Oct. 29, from C$2.57 billion a year ago. The retailer reported a net loss of C$125 million in the quarter, compared with a net profit of C$7 million, a year earlier.

  • McDonald's caffeine surge: Burger chain to refresh its $4 billion coffee brand
    McDonald's caffeine surge: Burger chain to refresh its $4 billion coffee brand

    McDonald's is slated to revamp its $4 billion coffee brand in 2017 as part of an effort to take on rivals Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, Bloomberg reports.

    McDonald's caffeine surge: Burger chain to refresh its $4 billion coffee brand

    McDonald's is slated to revamp its $4 billion coffee brand in 2017 as part of an effort to take on rivals Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, Bloomberg reports.

  • 13 inspiring quotes on leadership and success from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
    13 inspiring quotes on leadership and success from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

    One of the most influential business leaders of his generation is also one of the most thought-provoking.

    13 inspiring quotes on leadership and success from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

    One of the most influential business leaders of his generation is also one of the most thought-provoking.

  • Arizona Woman Arrested For Planning Attack On Walmart
    Arizona Woman Arrested For Planning Attack On Walmart

    Police officers in Prescott apprehended Ebonice Johnson, a store employee who had a .22-caliber rifle which she said she planned to use.

    Arizona Woman Arrested For Planning Attack On Walmart

    Police officers in Prescott apprehended Ebonice Johnson, a store employee who had a .22-caliber rifle which she said she planned to use.

  • How Starbucks' Howard Schultz went from the projects to creating 300,000 jobs and a $3 billion fortune

    The legendary leader of the Seattle-based coffee empire has actually lived the American dream.

    13 inspiring quotes on leadership and success from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

    The legendary leader of the Seattle-based coffee empire has actually lived the American dream.

  • Why Home Depot's CFO gets out of bed paranoid every day

    Carol Tomè gets up every morning ready to fight the competition.

    Why Home Depot's CFO gets out of bed paranoid every day

    Carol Tomè gets up every morning ready to fight the competition.

  • Here's how Wall Street is reacting to Starbucks CEO Schultz stepping down

    Most top Wall Street analysts, though surprised by the timing of the news, tell clients impact on growth is likely to be negligible.

    Here's how Wall Street is reacting to Starbucks CEO Schultz stepping down

    Most top Wall Street analysts, though surprised by the timing of the news, tell clients impact on growth is likely to be negligible.

  • Read the full interview with outgoing Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and incoming CEO Kevin Johnson

    Starbucks executives Schultz and Johnson sat down in their first TV interview since the coffee giant announced Schultz would be handing over the reins.

    Read the full interview with outgoing Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and incoming CEO Kevin Johnson

    Starbucks executives Schultz and Johnson sat down in their first TV interview since the coffee giant announced Schultz would be handing over the reins.

  • New Starbucks CEO needs to do one thing to keep shareholders happy, top analyst says

    Incoming Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson needs to prove to investors that he will be able to navigate managing retail, Morningstar's RJ Hottovy tells CNBC.

    New Starbucks CEO needs to do one thing to keep shareholders happy, top analyst says

    Incoming Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson needs to prove to investors that he will be able to navigate managing retail, Morningstar's RJ Hottovy tells CNBC.

  • Cramer: 'I feel better' after Starbucks CEO Schultz expressed confidence in successor

    Cramer says when he heard the news about Starbucks, "I was immediately very disappointed because I love what Howard done."

    Cramer: 'I feel better' after Starbucks CEO Schultz expressed confidence in successor

    Cramer says when he heard the news about Starbucks, "I was immediately very disappointed because I love what Howard done."

  • Starbucks shares fall as CEO Schultz steps down

    Shares of coffee giant Starbucks fell 3 percent in premarket trading Friday after the company announced CEO Howard Schultz is leaving his post.

    Starbucks shares fall as CEO Schultz steps down

    Shares of coffee giant Starbucks fell 3 percent in premarket trading Friday after the company announced CEO Howard Schultz is leaving his post.

  • Starbucks' CEO transition unlikely to stymie growth: analysts

    Starbucks Corp (NasdaqGS:SBUX - News) said on Thursday that Schultz would step down as CEO on April 3 to focus on new high-end coffee shops, handing the top job to Chief Operating Officer Johnson, a long-time …

    Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, speaks during the company's annual shareholders meeting in Seattle

    Starbucks Corp (NasdaqGS:SBUX - News) said on Thursday that Schultz would step down as CEO on April 3 to focus on new high-end coffee shops, handing the top job to Chief Operating Officer Johnson, a long-time technology executive. "Howard can't be in that position forever," Morningstar analyst R.J. Hottovy told Reuters. …

  • Billionaire Howard Schultz says Starbucks is cool with Trump and his supporters

    "Ninety-million customers a week are going through Starbucks stores, and I assume many of them voted for Donald Trump," the outgoing CEO tells CNBC.

    EXCLUSIVE: Howard Schultz says Starbucks brand not at odds with Trump and his supporters

    "Ninety-million customers a week are going through Starbucks stores, and I assume many of them voted for Donald Trump," the outgoing CEO tells CNBC.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Starbucks next CEO: 'I can't try to be Howard. I'm not Howard.'

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and COO Kevin Johnson talk with CNBC's "Squawk Box" about leadership changes within the company.

    Outgoing Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Kevin Johnson better prepared to be CEO

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and COO Kevin Johnson talk with CNBC's "Squawk Box" about leadership changes within the company.

  • Cramer reacts to Starbucks: Schultz is deeply linked to the success of the company

    Jim Cramer said that Howard Schultz stepping down as CEO is the end of an era.

    Cramer reacts to Starbucks: Schultz is deeply linked to the success of the company

    Jim Cramer said that Howard Schultz stepping down as CEO is the end of an era.

  • Meet the tech guy who is about to take over Starbucks

    Starbucks next CEO Kevin Johnson brings an extensive tech background, which Howard Schultz said will help reaffirm its "position in all things retail."

    Meet the tech guy who is about to take over Starbucks

    Starbucks next CEO Kevin Johnson brings an extensive tech background, which Howard Schultz said will help reaffirm its "position in all things retail."

  • Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO; current COO to replace him

    Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz will leave his post as the company's chief executive, the company said Thursday.

    Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO

    Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz will leave his post as the company's chief executive, the company said Thursday.

  • Starbucks CEO steps down to focus on high-end coffee, shares fall

    Schultz, who will become executive chairman in April 2017, said he would focus on building ultra-premium Reserve stores and showcase Roastery and Tasting Rooms around the world as well as setting the brand's …

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks during the company's annual shareholder's meeting in Seattle, Washington

    Schultz, who will become executive chairman in April 2017, said he would focus on building ultra-premium Reserve stores and showcase Roastery and Tasting Rooms around the world as well as setting the brand's "social impact agenda" that includes sending employees to college and recruiting veterans. Starbucks had signaled …

  • Ontario health ministry to probe alleged Costco pharmacy kickbacks

    The retailer has been informed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that it would conduct an inspection into its compliance with the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and other regulations, …

    Shopping carts are seen at a Costco Wholesale store in Glenview

    The retailer has been informed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that it would conduct an inspection into its compliance with the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and other regulations, a Costco executive told Reuters in an email. "We are confident that Costco has complied with the legislation and the …