Retail

The latest count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows there were 867,920 grocery cashiers in the U.S. in 2016.

Target guidance raises quarterly earnings forecast, citing better traffic in stores.

In the U.S., the Amazon Echo is the best-selling item so far on Prime Day, Amazon said Tuesday morning.

QVC-HSN tie-up will have the third-largest e-commerce site, trailing Amazon and Walmart.

Blue Apron shares slipped below their IPO price on Friday, a shaky start for the meal-kit delivery company.

Walgreens Boots Alliance canceled its previous merger deal with Rite Aid and replaced it with a new agreement, which also impacts Fred’s.

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.