| May 23, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Kmart’s woes — sliding sales, worried investors — would make any retailer want to curse. But as it turns out, the discounter’s dirty mouth may prove to be a saving grace.
The chain, which has a bit of a fuddy-duddy reputation,...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 1:53 PM
J.C. Penney Co. is falling deeper into a rut, reporting yet another quarter of tanking sales and net loss as the department store chain struggles in its reinvention.
The Plano, Texas, company reported a net loss of $552 million, or $2.51 a share, in its...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported slight upticks in revenue and profit in its first quarter, but the retail behemoth still missed Wall Street’s expectations and watched its stock suffer in morning trading.
The Bentonville, Ark., mega-chain blamed...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Portrait studios at Sears and some Wal-Mart stores — the scenes of innumerable family photos — have unexpectedly closed as their operator, CPI Corp., goes out of business.
The portrait provider said in a statement on its website that all...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Thirty workers walked off the job Wednesday at the warehouse of a luggage supplier to Wal-Mart Stores Inc to protest alleged retaliation from managers after employees complained about poor working conditions, organizers said.
The workers, who are not...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:18 AM
It’s an unlikely pairing: Cosmopolitan, the magazine known for its frank sex advice and sultry photo spreads, will debut a line of products for J.C. Penney, the struggling retailer often associated with dowdiness.
Cosmo announced Thursday that it...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Toys R Us and Macy’s, two major holiday shopping destinations, are teaming up for the Christmas rush by opening pop-up stores from the toy giant within the department store.
The temporary Toys R Us units inside 24 Macy’s stores nationwide...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
J.C. Penney said it will be offering haircuts to children for free starting in November after a trial program last month resulted in 1.6 million crops.
Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade will be eligible for free cuts every Sunday starting Nov. 4,...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Believe it or not, something good has happened to brick-and-mortar bookstores. In the first quarter of 2013, more book buyers walked in their doors -- a lot more.
Retail watcher Placed Insights found brick-and-mortar booksellers saw a 27% increase in...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 9:15 AM
The decline of my 10-year-old refrigerator started with an unsettling wheezing sound and ended with a death rattle that would have cost $500 to fix. So I, like 10 million other Americans each year, dropped money on a new fridge and had the broken one...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 10:33 PM
Technology has changed much at Walt Disney World recently.
Since just last year, guests have marveled at "The Magic, The Memories and You!" visual spectacle at Cinderella Castle, enjoyed the interactive fun of the "Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom" game,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:50 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through the weekend.