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  • A RadioShack store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York
    Lender says will make 'significant' new bid for RadioShack

    A lender to bankrupt RadioShack Corp (:RSHCQ.PK) told a U.S. judge on Friday it was prepared to present a new offer that was a "significant improvement" over a rival proposal that was selected as a winning …

    A RadioShack store is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York

    A lender to bankrupt RadioShack Corp (:RSHCQ.PK) told a U.S. judge on Friday it was prepared to present a new offer that was a "significant improvement" over a rival proposal that was selected as a winning bidder at an auction this week. Clark's announcement came at the end of two days of hearings to consider the sale …

  • A shopper browses in an IKEA store in Wembley, north London
    IKEA gets first order for flat-pack refugee shelters

    Sweden's IKEA has received its first order for temporary flat-pack refugee shelters and expects to double or triple production in the coming three years, it said on Friday. After developing the shelters …

    A shopper browses in an IKEA store in Wembley, north London

    Sweden's IKEA has received its first order for temporary flat-pack refugee shelters and expects to double or triple production in the coming three years, it said on Friday. After developing the shelters together with the IKEA Foundation's social enterprise Better Shelter, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has signed …

  • SWATCH OPTIMISTE POUR SES VENTES EN 2015
    Swatch CEO optimistic on 2015 sales, shares jump

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swatch Group (UHR.VX) will hit the upper end of its sales-growth target range of 5-10 percent in 2015 as demand in its stable of brands such as Tissot and Omega advanced more quickly …

    SWATCH OPTIMISTE POUR SES VENTES EN 2015

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swatch Group (UHR.VX) will hit the upper end of its sales-growth target range of 5-10 percent in 2015 as demand in its stable of brands such as Tissot and Omega advanced more quickly ...

  • Ricki's, Bootlegger, Cleo fashion stores downsizing under court protection

    The company behind Ricki's, Bootlegger and Cleo plans to close stores and cut jobs as part of a restructuring after obtaining court protection from creditors Thursday.

    The company behind Ricki's, Bootlegger and Cleo plans to close stores and cut jobs as part of a restructuring after obtaining court protection from creditors Thursday.

  • Loblaw's Joe Fresh clothing business and Aldo Group to produce line of footwear

    TORONTO - Loblaw Co. (TSX:L) says its Joe Fresh brand is expanding its shoe business.

    People walk by a Loblaw Companies Limited grocery store with a Joe Fresh clothing store inside, in Toronto

    TORONTO - Loblaw Co. (TSX:L) says its Joe Fresh brand is expanding its shoe business.

  • Adidas to shift some production from Asia in quest for speed

    Adidas (ADSGn.DE) plans to speed up production and allow shoppers to customise more shoes and clothes, aiming to accelerate sales and profit growth over the next five years. The German sportswear firm, …

    The Adidas logo is pictured in a pop-up store in Berlin

    Adidas (ADSGn.DE) plans to speed up production and allow shoppers to customise more shoes and clothes, aiming to accelerate sales and profit growth over the next five years. The German sportswear firm, which has been losing ground for years to fast-growing rival Nike (NKE.N), said it was testing automated production units …

  • Increased Retail Sales Trade Data – Positive for Restaurant Stocks

    Two indices that track same-store sales in the US are the ICSC-Goldman Store Sales Index and the Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index.

    Two indices that track same-store sales in the US are the ICSC-Goldman Store Sales Index and the Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index.

  • Subdued Retail Sales Could Hurt Consumer Stocks

    The last three months have seen subdued retail sales despite lower oil prices.

    The last three months have seen subdued retail sales despite lower oil prices.

  • Former American Apparel CEO Charney seeking $40 million in damages

    Charney was fired in December, six months after he was suspended for allegedly misusing company funds and for allowing the posting on the Internet of nude photos of a former female employee who had accused …

    American Apparel owner Dov Charney speaks during a May Day rally protest march for immigrant rights, in downtown Los Angeles

    Charney was fired in December, six months after he was suspended for allegedly misusing company funds and for allowing the posting on the Internet of nude photos of a former female employee who had accused him of sexual harassment. "There will be other lawsuits we will be filing against the company, which they are aware …

  • Amazon in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter: Forbes

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could …

    A just-delivered Amazon box is seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, Forbes reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The potential deal, first reported by Women's Wear …

  • Amazon in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter: report

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall …

    Two freshly delivered Amazon boxes are seen on a counter in Golden, Colorado

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, Forbes reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. The potential deal, first reported by Women's Wear …

  • Lululemon strikes a new pose: Full-figured tanks

    It looks like Lululemon has learned a lesson from its past controversies, and is working to develop merchandise to fit a fuller-figured customer.

    Lululemon strikes a new pose: Full-figured tanks

    It looks like Lululemon has learned a lesson from its past controversies, and is working to develop merchandise to fit a fuller-figured customer.

  • Retail Trade Indicators Reflect Dunkin’ Brands Channel Development

    Food services and drinking places—including restaurants—and grocery store sales data are two sub components of the retail trade data.

    Food services and drinking places—including restaurants—and grocery store sales data are two sub components of the retail trade data.

  • Lululemon reassures investors that its problems are temporary

    Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results and gave a weak outlook that it said was largely due to temporary problems. The company's …

    File photo of pedestrians walking past a store of yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica in downtown Vancouver

    Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc on Thursday reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results and gave a weak outlook that it said was largely due to temporary problems. The company's shares were up more than 7 percent after investors were reassured that the outlook did not reflect underlying obstacles …

  • Lululemon sees earnings below analysts' forecasts

    The company's shares were up more than 7 percent after investors were reassured that the outlook did not reflect underlying obstacles to growth. "There may be a bit of relief that there's some explanation …

    File photo of pedestrians walking past a store of yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica in downtown Vancouver

    The company's shares were up more than 7 percent after investors were reassured that the outlook did not reflect underlying obstacles to growth. "There may be a bit of relief that there's some explanation to some of that weakness," said ITG Investment Research analyst Matthew Jacob. "I think they're getting a little bit …