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Can Retailers Keep Pace With Shoppers?

March 18, 2018 |

After strong holiday season, retail executives gather at the Shoptalk conference in search of new strategies.
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Stocks open higher on Wall Street, led by retailers and tech firms

March 12, 2018 |

Stocks opened slightly higher Monday on Wall Street, led by gains in retailers and technology companies.

Starbucks rose 1.4%. Micron Technology rose 5.3%.

Several stocks were moving on deal news.

Johnson Controls was up 1.6% after saying it would consider selling a business that makes batteries…


L.A. Times – Business

Stocks edge up; materials firms and retailers rise

March 7, 2018 |

U.S. stocks meandered Tuesday but finished mostly higher, with retailers and industrial companies up. A jump in metals prices helped mining and materials companies. Asian markets jumped after the North Korean government said it was open to talks with the U.S. about ending its nuclear program.

Stocks…


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Retailers use gun controls to make policy statement and manage image, experts say

March 1, 2018 |

Three major U.S. retailers voluntarily restricted gun sales to make a policy statement and manage their image with consumers in the aftermath of the Florida school massacre, marketing experts said Thursday.

Walmart Inc., the nation’s largest retailer, followed the lead of Dick’s Sporting Goods…


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Retailers try luring shoppers with food

January 17, 2018 |

Retailer Mark Werts was dining in a Hong Kong restaurant a few years ago when he noticed most people were doing more than chewing.

“Of about 130 people, 129 people were on their phones,” said Werts, who owns the brands American Rag Cie clothing and Maison Midi home goods. “So it struck me that…


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Stocks keep jumping, led by retailers

January 13, 2018 |

Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory Friday, as the market’s fabulous start to 2018 carried through its second week.

Interest rates also climbed after a report showed that a key component of inflation accelerated last month. But stocks absorbed the gains without…


L.A. Times – Business

Banks, Retailers Lead Stock Gains

January 12, 2018 |

Rising retailers pushed stocks further into record territory Friday on Wall Street, the AP reports. The Standard & Poor’s 500 closed out its seventh week of gains in the last eight. .Bond yields rose following a report that inflation rose more than expected last month. The yield on the two-year…
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Stocks open slightly lower; several retailers climb

January 8, 2018 |

Stock indexes opened slightly lower on Wall Street on Monday as losses in banks and healthcare stocks outweighed gains in other sectors.

Drugmaker AbbVie was down 1.9% in early trading, one of the biggest losses in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Bank of America was down about 1%.

Several retailers…


L.A. Times – Business

Retailers Offer Myriad Returns Options to Retain Customers

December 27, 2017 |

After a strong holiday shopping season, retailers are bracing for a flood of returns—and not just at the customer service counter.
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Retailers scramble to please the #samedaydelivery shopper

December 18, 2017 |

This holiday season, as giant shipping operations once again struggle to handle the e-commerce explosion, some mall retailers have found a surprising way to compete: same-day delivery.

Last week, Target Corp. said it would pay $ 550 million for Shipt, a fast-growing firm based in Birmingham, Ala.,…


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