Q1 Reports: Ross, Stage, Hot Topic, Dollar Tree, Cato, Bon Ton, Buckle

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Ross Stores Q1 Profit Rises 22% on Better Margins, Lower Costs Pleasanton, CA—Ross Stores, Inc. reported today a 22% in its first … [Read more...]

Target Q1 Profit Lifts on Credit Card Improvements

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Minneapolis--Target Corp. reported today that its first quarter profit rose 2.7% as improvements in its credit card unit and share … [Read more...]

Walmart Q1 Profits Up but U.S. Division Remains Sluggish

Walmart on a smaller scale?

Bentonville, AR—Walmart reported today that its international operations helped the world’s largest retailer post a 3% increase in … [Read more...]

Walmart to Buy Social Media Company Kosmix

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Bentonville, AR--Walmart has agreed to buy Kosmix, a social media start-up focused on e-commerce, as it looks for new ways to tap … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: March Retail Rises on Fuel, Food Costs

Commerce Dept: March Retail Rises on Fuel and Food Costs

Washington—Retail sales rose again in March, marking the tenth consecutive month of increases; however, most of the increase could … [Read more...]

Walmart Q4 Profit Up 27% But U.S. Division ‘Disappoints’


Bentonville, AR—While Walmart posted today a 27% increase in profit for the fourth quarter largely due to its international sales … [Read more...]

U.S. Commerce Dept January Sales Edge Up

January Sales Edge Up

Washington—Retail sales edged up in January, marking the seventh straight month of increases, but falling below what economists … [Read more...]

Consumer Satisfaction Report: E-Commerce Winners and Losers

Holiday Shopping Online

 Ann Arbor, MI—Although e-commerce sales during the holiday season hit record highs, consumer satisfaction with the top 40 online … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: The Next Black Friday?

Thanksgiving: The Next Black Friday?

In an effort to garner as much business as possible in a difficult economic climate, more top U.S. retailers will be opening their … [Read more...]

Target Q3 Profit Rises 23% as Credit Card Businesses Improves


Minneapolis—Target’s third-quarter earnings showed strong growth on a jump in revenue and significant improvement in the company's … [Read more...]

Walmart Lifts Full Year Forecast as Q3 Profits Rise

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Bentonville, AR--Walmart raised its full year earnings guidance today after booking a 9% rise in third quarter profit helped by a … [Read more...]

Report: Online Spending Increases 9% in Q3

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Reston, VA—There’s one place where spending by American consumers is showing a rebound—online.ComScore, a market research … [Read more...]