| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Thursday reported lower-than-expected fiscal third-quarter revenue and another drop in a key U.S. sales figure. The retail giant also reduced its full-year forecast for the second time.
All this just before the key holiday...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:35 AM
So much for having time to digest that turkey before hitting the stores.
Wal-Mart is blowing right past what was shaping up to be an 8 p.m. barrier to shopping on Thanksgiving night by rolling out its first round of doorbusters at 6 p.m. two hours...
| Nov 7, 2013
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused its website to offer absurdly low pricing Wednesday morning, touching off a buying frenzy that was fueled by bargain hunters on social media.
Many products were listed at more than 90% off, with...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Starbucks Corp. on Wednesday announced a plan to hire at least 10,000 military veterans and active-duty spouses in the next five years.
Chief Executive Howard Schultz charted an aggressive global expansion that ultimately calls for 500,000 employees...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused its website to offer absurdly low pricing Wednesday morning, touching off a buying frenzy.
Many products were more than 90% off their list price, with televisions and computer monitors going for $8,...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Wal-Mart is worried about lousy holiday shopping, so the retail giant is pulling out its Christmas deals one whole month early -- hoping, perhaps, that the longer you are faced with a bargain, the more likely you will be to crumble.
This move comes as...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:48 PM
U.S. food retailers are poised to take a hit as the federal government reduces its $78 billion-a-year food stamp program.
Grocery stores and other food retailers have struggled in recent years as consumers battered by high unemployment and shrinking...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year.
Bargain basement deals normally...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Safeway Inc. shares have climbed for two straight days on speculation of a buyout offer just weeks after the grocery giant deflected another potential takeover.
Buyout rumors erupted this week on reports that private equity firm Cerberus Capital...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:37 PM
99 Cents Only Stores Inc. has laid off about 160 workers as the company sought to streamline costs and stay competitive.
No stores will be closed and no employers or managers at any of the chain's 332 stores were affected in Tuesday's move, according to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Coming off of a weak back-to-school shopping period, a research firm expects holiday sales growth will be slower this year during the crucial holiday season. Shoppers are also expected to visit fewer stores as they research purchases online.