Retail

As e-commerce demand grows, investments in warehouse landlords are poised to benefit, Jefferies wrote in a note to clients Friday.

Citi Research lowers its rating on Target to neutral from buy, citing increasing competition from Amazon.

Deutsche Bank lowers its rating on Costco to hold from buy, citing increasing competition from Amazon.

Amazon on Friday it plans to acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 a share, in a deal valued at $13.7 billion.

While many retailers are having a hard time growing foot traffic at brick-and-mortar locations, Ulta is bucking the trends.

Best Buy said it now expects second-quarter comparable sales to grow between 1.5 percent to 2.5 percent.

Sears agreed to extend a portion of its $500 million secured loan facility and to annuitize $515 million of its pension obligations.

Wal-Mart reported fiscal first-quarter earnings before the bell Thursday that beat Street estimates, but revenue fell short.

Etsy’s stock climbed Tuesday after two firms disclosed ownership stakes in the online crafts site.

The department store operator’s net loss widened to $180 million, more than doubling, in the first quarter.

Macy’s shares huge premarket drop has taken the stock below $26 for the first time more in than 5½ years.

This news comes at a time when e-commerce giant Amazon has been investing more in its AmazonFresh business.

Amazon and Wal-Mart are in the middle of a heated battle to woo customers over online with free-shipping deals.

Handbag maker Coach said it would buy smaller rival Kate Spade & Co. for $2.4 billion.

The company expects to shutter all of its stores by the end of May, according to an SEC filing out Friday.