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April 17, 2014

William Blair & Company analyst Mark Miller has followed Walmart for a long time, but he didn’t have much good to say about the company when he issued a downgrade this week.

January 8, 2014

With the new year come resolutions and Sears is looking to capitalize with the FitStudio.com “Points for Progress” program — a fitness rewards program that incentivizes members to incorporate movement into their daily lives to get and stay fit — with the help of pro football analyst and former Steeler Hines Ward.

November 19, 2013

Best Buy warned that its margins may take a hit this quarter in what is shaping up to be an extremely competitive environment, following third quarter results. The company posted a net income of $54 million for the quarter amid tight cost controls, compared to a net loss of $10 million during the same period a year earlier.

November 18, 2013

NPD Group has released its 2013 holiday gift predictions for the home.

October 16, 2013

The NPD Group, a global information company, ha released the results of its holiday spending survey, the 12th annual survey of consumers’ holiday spending intentions. According to the report, the majority of consumers intend to spend the same as or more than last year, with fewer saying they plan to spend less.

September 26, 2013

Elemica, a leading supply chain operating network provider for the process industries, has promoted Ed Rusch to VP of corporate marketing.

July 26, 2013

Last week it was veteran retail analyst Walter Loeb bemoaning what he viewed as Walmart’s deteriorating store standards. This week Ad Age took aim at the company’s brand image.

July 18, 2013

Walter Loeb has been a part of the retail industry longer than many of the retail executives running Walmart have been alive. And he, like many retail analysts who follow the company, have marveled at its accomplishments over the years.

May 3, 2013

Walgreens posted April sales of $6 billion, an increase of 3.8% as compared to the same month in fiscal 2012. Total front-end sales decreased 2.9%, while comparable store front-end sales decreased 4.3%.

December 20, 2012

Rite Aid beat analyst expectations in third quarter 2013 as the generic wave and retention of Express Scripts customers helped drive better-than-expected adjusted EBIDTA and produced the company's first profitable quarter in five years.

December 14, 2012

CVS Caremark executives expressed optimism going into 2013 and outlined its strategic growth framework, which leverages the company’s unique integrated model, during its annual Analyst Day held on Thursday in New York City.

September 28, 2012

Pricing studies conducted this week by Wall Street analysts yielded familiar results.

July 30, 2012

Books-A-Million has named Michael Rediker as corporate development analyst.

June 6, 2012

Target’s plan to achieve $6 billion in Canadian sales by 2017 is doable, according to Bernstein Research analyst Colin McGranahan, who notes the company’s goal is dependent on achieving sales productivity levels higher than the United States.

February 28, 2012

Target will forever be associated with the weirdest Daytona 500 ever after the car it sponsors was mysteriously involved in a single car accident that caused a huge on-track fire and a two-hour delay that caused the already rained-delayed race to finish after midnight on Monday.

January 10, 2012

Target may have floundered a bit in December, but many retailers reported solid sales gains for the month. Overall, retail sales rose 3.4% at the 22 retailers tracked by the Thomson Reuters same-store sales index, compared with the 3.3% analyst forecast, however results were mixed.

January 5, 2012

Many retailers reported solid sales gains for December, but the deep discounts and promotions that shoppers have come to expect cut into profits.

December 20, 2011

CVS Caremark executives shared plans to address the challenges facing health care during the company's annual Analyst Day in New York City.

October 31, 2011

The latest pricing studying from Deutsche Bank analyst Charles Grom shows a basket of 50 items is still cheaper at Walmart than Target, but by a slimmer margin than in the past.

October 13, 2011

Ahead of its investor presentation Thursday, PetSmart announced that it is raising its third quarter guidance.

October 10, 2011

It is still very early in the holiday season and anything could happen from a pricing perspective. However, with that as a caveat, it appears Target and Walmart are in a virtual dead heat when it comes to toy pricing, according to a survey by Citigroup’s senior retail analyst Deb Weinswig.

September 14, 2011

Target's just-released Missoni collection resonated so well with consumers that the demand for the line lead to the crashing of Target's website on Tuesday.

August 5, 2011

There was a lot of negativity in the air this week regarding Walmart. Jefferies & Co. analyst Dan Binder downgraded the company on Tuesday and proceeded to appear on CNBC where he expressed concerns about company specific issues at Walmart regarding turnaround initiatives not gaining traction in the time frame he had hoped for.

July 26, 2011

Supervalu on Tuesday reported first-quarter fiscal 2012 net sales of $11.1 billion (down 3.7%, versus last year) and net earnings of $74 million (up 10.4%), or 35 cents per diluted share.

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