News

06/29/2011 - 10:50

Increased customer traffic during Family Dollar’s third quarter may have helped the company produce a 4.7% same-store sales increase, however earnings per share that advanced 18.2% to 91 cents were four cents shy of analysts’ consensus estimate of 95 cents.

06/29/2011 - 10:19

Walmart announced that it will offer customers savings of 10 cents a gallon on all fuel, gas and diesel at participating Murphy USA and Walmart gas stations.

06/28/2011 - 16:49

Trucks that operate around major U.S. ports tend to be heavier polluters than their over the road counterparts but that situation could change thanks to a new initiative that has drawn support from major retailers and government and non-government entities.

06/28/2011 - 15:12

Walmart announced that it will offer four EPs featuring highlights from American Idol Season 10.

06/28/2011 - 14:55

Coinstar Inc., operator of 31,800 Redbox DVD rental kiosks and 18,800 coin-counting machines has a new chief customer officer.

06/28/2011 - 12:50

Best Buy plans to reduce its store size by subleasing store space to smaller retailers, according to The Los Angeles Times.

06/28/2011 - 12:42

Delhaize-owned Bloom announced that it has launched a free app for iPhone, iPad and iPod users.

06/28/2011 - 12:14

A report released Monday by the Commerce Department showed that consumer spending unexpectedly stalled during the month of May, as prices climbed and 9.1% unemployment caused shoppers to cut back.

06/28/2011 - 10:43

Women are the majority spenders in the juvenile products market, accounting for 77% of total dollars spent, while nearly half of all dollars spent come from parents buying for their own children, according to The NPD Group.

06/28/2011 - 10:28

The Timberland Company has announced the appointment of Mark Newton as VP corporate social responsibility, effective June 13.