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Category: Retail & Wholesale


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Macy’s same-store sales top expectations (M)

May 15, 2019

Via: Business Insider

Macy’s on Wednesday reported first-quarter results that topped Wall Street estimates, sending shares up 2.5% ahead of the opening bell. The retailer earned an adjusted $0.44 a share on revenue of $5.7 billion, beating the $0.32 and $5.5 billion that […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Amazon’s Whole Foods price cuts aim to build a ‘Costco-like’ relationship with Prime members

April 5, 2019

Via: Market Watch

New lower prices at Whole Foods Market may not dispel the natural grocery chain’s “whole paycheck” reputation, but it could build stronger relationships with owner Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime members, much like Costco Wholesale Corp. has with its loyal repeat customers. […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Floods in Midwest: Will you pay more for food after extreme weather?

March 29, 2019

Via: USA TODAY

The bomb cyclone and flooding that damaged a huge section of U.S. Midwest farmland in March could cost you at the grocery store. Beef prices at supermarkets could rise 25 to 50 cents per pound and pork as much as […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Tiffany misses on sales, shares slump 5% (TIF)

March 22, 2019

Via: Business Insider

The luxury retailer Tiffany on Friday reported fourth-quarter sales that fell short of Wall Street estimates, sending shares down 4% ahead of the opening bell. Tiffany said revenue totaled $1.32 billion, just missing the $1.33 billion that analysts surveyed by […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Amazon’s focus on boosting profits could raise shares by 25%, KeyBanc analysts say

March 15, 2019

Via: CNBC

Closing pop-up stores, pushing the grocery business and focusing on advertising all will help Amazon boost profits, KeyBanc analysts said as they boosted the online retailer’s price target. The KeyBanc analysts raised their recommended allocation on Amazon to overweight and […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Amazon didn’t kill the retail trade. Here’s the proof, says expert

February 28, 2019

Via: CNBC

Recent moves by retail stocks prove that Amazon hasn’t been able to squash all of its competitors, according to Susquehanna’s Stacey Gilbert. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF XRT was up 1 percent on Wednesday after Best Buy surged 16 percent […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Home Depot Plans $15 Billion Buyback after Polar Vortex and Government Shutdown Hit Earnings

February 26, 2019

Via: Fortune

Home Depot Inc. plans to buy back as much as $15 billion of stock after quarterly earnings fell short of analysts’ expectations, casting doubt on a growth story that has lifted the stock 50 percent in the past three years. […]


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25 million tonnes of US soybeans will go unsold this year as a direct consequence of the trade war with China

February 22, 2019

Via: Business Insider

The trade war between Washington and Beijing has had a major impact on the US agricultural space over the past two years with the latest US department of agriculture (USDA) figures shining a light on the difficulties faced by farmers […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Sears Survives for Now—But Will Be Smaller in More Ways Than One

February 13, 2019

Via: Fortune

When a bankruptcy judge approved Eddie Lampert’s $5.2 billion takeover bid for Sears Holdings on February 7, it was with a suggestion to “not to be a cartoon character.” Certainly his management style was unusual, visiting the company’s headquarters only […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

Eddie Lampert’s Winning Bankruptcy Bid Saves Sears—And 50,000 U.S. Jobs

January 16, 2019

Via: Fortune

Sears is saved—for now. The company’s chairman and hedge fund manager Edward Lampert won the U.S. department store chain in a bankruptcy auction with a bid of approximately $5.2 billion, according to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. Lampert’s winning […]