07/05/2012 - 16:24

Summer retail is heating up. June brought high temperatures and a steady stream of shoppers to stores across the nation. Retail foot traffic in June increased 5.2% compared with the previous month and 7% over the same period last year.
Retailers saw a peak mid-month as shoppers splurged on Dad for Father’s Day on June 17. Retailers also benefited from June containing the last Friday and Saturday leading up to the week of July 4. Shoppers capitalized on the mid-week holiday by starting vacations early or browsing for celebratory items on those days.

07/05/2012 - 16:09

Publix is testing online ordering of its deli products in one Lakeland, Fla. store beginning Aug. 3.

07/05/2012 - 13:09

Walgreens and Rite Aid both reported declines in total sales for June.

07/05/2012 - 12:46

Analysts expected 18 top retail chains to report a modest gains in June, as high unemployment and falling consumer confidence have taken a toll on spending.

07/05/2012 - 12:40

Disappointing same-store sales results in June weren’t necessarily unexpected, as the month typically trends weaker as shoppers have fewer reasons to shop.

07/05/2012 - 11:39

Fashion discounters continue to thrive in this economy, with TJX and Ross Stores continuing to report impressive monthly sales results.

07/05/2012 - 10:57

Home Depot has announced the expansion of its major appliance brands by adding Whirlpool, Electrolux and Frigidaire in a limited number of stores and on Homedepot.com.

07/05/2012 - 10:52

Target reported a 2.1% same-store sales increase that was toward the low end of the company’s expectations.

07/05/2012 - 10:25

Walgreens will acquire 144 stores operating under USA Drug, Super D Drug, May's Drug, Med-X and Drug Warehouse banners in an agreement valued at approximately $438 million.