Retail

Best Buy’s surprise quarter

Best Buy bucked the retail trend, reporting both profit and sales that topped Wall Street’s forecasts.

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Lumber Liquidators CEO Robert Lynch unexpectedly quit on Thursday, less than a month after the embattled company’s chief financial officer also stepped down. Shares of Lumber Liquidators plunged 17 percent at the open. The stock has lost more than two-thirds of its value since late February. (Get the latest quote here.) Earlier this month the company …

Johnson & Johnson meets investors

Johnson & Johnson outlines a strategy to revive growth at its analyst meeting.

Target’s bullseye quarter

Target reported earnings and revenue that topped analyst estimate, citing strong demand for products at the center of its new growth plan.

Retail winners & losers

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, reports a big earnings miss and says it has a lot of obstacles working against it.

Retail earnings preview

It’s a big week for retail earnings and some of the world’s most recognizable stores are facing some very big obstacles.

Walmart’s big retail move

Walmart is taking on Amazon, but how will the battle shakeout?

Retailers bet on new technology

Many traditional retailers are making a big bet on new technology to attract customers.

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When Renee Sandler read there were only 12 female CEOs at Fortune 500 companies back in 2007, she said, “something snapped.” Her daughters, aged 9 and 10 at the time, could enter a workforce and become limited by their gender. She decided it was time to begin teaching them, through business, what might be in …

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“Where can I get the lowest price?” should be an easy question to answer. But it’s not always so simple. Thanks to a slew of factors ranging from shipping fees, special offers linked to credit cards and price-matching guarantees, it can be difficult for shoppers to find the best possible price on an item. Making …

Target’s big Lilly Pulitzer launch

The consumer mania surrounding Lilly Pulitzer’s line for Target could be a good sign for the retail chain’s future.

Shareholders take on Walmart

Walmart appealed a district court decision in Philadelphia that could give one of the retailer’s small shareholders a bigger say in how the company’s board operates.

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The average shopper’s keychain is bogged down with loyalty cards for their local supermarket, drug store or favorite apparel retailer. But despite the fact that the average U.S. household belongs to more than 21 loyalty programs, few of these initiatives are providing consumers with more than just an easy way to find their keys. According …

Retailers assess port damage

While the West Coast ports continue to dig out from the backlog of cargo that built up during the labor dispute, many retailers are still trying to assess the damage.

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A customer enters the Lumber Liquidators store in Denver, February 25, 2015.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed that it is investigating laminate products made by Lumber Liquidators. In a Wednesday morning teleconference CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye said the agency is “actively investigating” the relevant flooring from the retailer, and that Lumber Liquidators is cooperating. Kaye said it would take “months not weeks before we can …