Hardlines

10/17/2011 - 15:19

Deloitte Monday released some disappointing news for retailers who were hoping that consumer spending might get a boost in the months leading up to the holiday season.

10/17/2011 - 11:02

With the presidential campaign in full swing and discussion of a new national sales tax as a component to tax reform being discussed, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) reiterated the strong opposition of the retail community to any sort of national sales tax or Value Added Tax (VAT).

10/17/2011 - 10:54

Lowe's Monday announced that it would close several stores and discontinue a number of planned new store projects as the company looks to bounce back from a second quarter of declining earnings and flat same-store sales.

10/14/2011 - 15:33

The investment group that agreed to buy 99 Cents Only Stores for $1.6 billion must be pleased with the discounter's second-quarter results.

10/14/2011 - 12:20

U.S. retail sales in September grew at their fastest pace in six months, beating forecasts and rising 1.1%, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

10/14/2011 - 12:08

Sears Holdings has begun the staged roll out of Apple iPads and Apple iPod Touch devices, starting with nearly 450 stores nationwide. The move is designed enhance the relationship between customers and associates while improving the overall in-store shopping experience, Sears said.

10/13/2011 - 11:42

Staples is looking to appeal to more small business customers by offering an expanded selection of printed products through its Copy & Print service.

10/13/2011 - 10:49

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

10/13/2011 - 10:34

Facebook's influence on retail continues to grow as eBay announced that it has integrated the social network's Open Graph functionality into its storefront and fulfillment platforms.

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