Retail

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Wal-Mart is forging ahead with its plan to lower prices, which is likely to cause ripple effects across the industry.

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About 400 of America’s 1,100 enclosed malls will fail in the coming years, retail consultant Jan Kniffen says.

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Gap announced yet another monthly same-store sales decline in March.

Nike earnings beat

Nike is taking innovation to a whole new level; its shoes now lace themselves.

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Woes in the luxury space could result in the segment being next in line to trim its store fleets.

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California-based American Apparel is ready to clean up its image.

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Adobe’s Digital Index found that online sales hit a record $83 billion in November and December, easily beating the firm’s expectations.

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Wal-Mart will close 269 stores across the globe, 154 of which are in the U.S.

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Wal-Mart shares are doing something pretty unusual this year: They’re rising.

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Macy’s announced Wednesday it will cut thousands of jobs as part of its restructuring plan.

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Off-price stores, whose sales growth has outpaced others in the industry over the past several years, have long struggled to overcome the very thing that’s made them popular with consumers: The art of the treasure hunt.

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Have someone on your Christmas list who’s never happy with their gift? Be careful where you shop. According to Optoro, a reverse logistics company, roughly a quarter of retail returns take place during the holiday season — meaning an ill-advised purchase can turn from bad to worthless if it’s bought at a store with a …

December retail sales fall

Roughly a quarter of retail returns take place during the holiday season — meaning an ill-advised purchase can turn from bad to worthless if it’s bought at a store with a strict return policy.

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Shoppers load items into carts at a Target store in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Even as retailers become more aggressive with their shipping guarantees, time is running out for online shoppers.

Retail’s warm weather problem

Courtney Reagan reports on how warmer than usual weather on the east coast is affecting retailers.