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August 31, 2014

Improved merchandising strategies and marketing execution at Big Lots has president and CEO David Campisi feeling good about prospects for a company that continues to distance itself from its closeout roots.

August 31, 2014

Amazon and Barnes & Noble still pose an enormous threat, but things may be looking up for Books-A-Million where losses are declining and the company just hired an e-commerce veteran.

August 31, 2014

Online sales at regional department store operator Belk grew 43% during the second quarter, prompting the company to announce a major investment in its e-commerce and fulfillment capabilities.

August 28, 2014

Dollar General made the case for the superiority of its Family Dollar takeover bid with the release of second quarter results that revealed consistency as well some deceleration in sales and profit growth.

August 27, 2014

Roughly two months removed from an initial public stock offering, Michaels CEO Chuck Rubin said the company is on track to implement a multi-year strategic plan following the release of second quarter results that showed broad based sales strength and healthy margins.

August 27, 2014

Famous Footwear parent company Brown Shoe said it believes stepped up omnichannel efforts will drive sales this back-to-school season sales after reporting better than expected second quarter results.

August 27, 2014

While food and consumable retailers are struggling to pass along price increases and grow same stores sales, luxury retailer Tiffany is having little difficulty with either metric.

August 26, 2014

Fundamental changes in the way DSW serves its footwear customers in an omnichannel world will put significant pressure on profits during the second half of the year, according to president and CEO Mike MacDonald.

August 26, 2014

Online sales at Best Buy grew 22% in the second quarter to $581 million, but that wasn’t enough to offset weak sales and traffic trends at physical stores or prevent the company from forecasting similar declines in the third and fourth quarters.

August 26, 2014

In perhaps the most rapid shift in consumer behavior ever witnessed, the number of people who intend to buy something online has doubled from just three years ago, according to Nielsen’s new Global Survey of e-commerce.

August 20, 2014

Target’s U.S. sales held up reasonably well in the second quarter, but weak results in Canada and expense pressures prompted the company to reduce its full year profit expectations a week after Brian Cornell became chairman and CEO.

August 20, 2014

Gordmans Stores five month search for a CEO is over with veteran department store retailer Andrew Hall hired for the top job.

August 19, 2014

A 6.4% second quarter same store sales increase at U.S. stores enabled Home Depot to handily exceed analysts’ profit estimates and prompted the company to increase its full year outlook.

August 19, 2014

Dick’s Sporting Goods overcame weakness in its golf and hunting businesses to generate much better than expected second quarter same store sales and made further inroads in e-commerce.

August 19, 2014

Better than expected second quarter sales and profits at TJX Companies prompted CEO Carol Meyrowitz to strike an optimistic tone about the discount retailer’s future prospects.

August 18, 2014

A new initiative at Books-A-Million called “The Write Stuff” will reveal whether book buyers value the opinions of the retailer’s merchants.

August 18, 2014

Dollar General bid $78.50 for Family Dollar Monday morning in a $9.7 billion deal that exceeds the $74.50 a share Dollar Tree offered for Family Dollar on July 28.

August 18, 2014

Online home and housewares retailer Wayfair.com is prepared to go public and has some of the biggest names on Wall Street lined up to sell its shares.

August 15, 2014

The Coca-Cola Company plans to acquire a 16.7% interest in Monster Beverage Corporation in an unconventional partnership arrangement involving brands, global distribution and $2.15 billion in cash.

August 14, 2014

Advance Auto Parts demonstrated strength in its second quarter performance in one of the retail industry’s hottest sectors.

August 14, 2014

Kohl’s exceeded analysts’ profit expectations in the second quarter, but it wasn’t due to top line strength and now the company has a lot riding on the back-to-school season.

August 14, 2014

Same store sales growth of 6% and e-commerce strength helped J.C. Penney dramatically reduce its second quarter operating loss and demonstrate growing momentum of its turnaround.

August 14, 2014

Walmart met low second quarter sales and profit expectations it set for itself but significantly lowered its full year outlook due to a tepid third quarter sales forecast and increased e-commerce and health care costs.

August 13, 2014

Amazon launched a mobile point-of-sale solution called Amazon Local Register that gives merchants a low-cost payment acceptance method while providing it with new insights into offline commerce.

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