Retail and wholesale sector performance

January 19, 2018 - 4:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that retail sales in Britain sank in the holiday shopping month of December as higher prices squeeze consumers' spending power. The Office for National Statistics said Friday that retail sales fell by 1.5 percent in December from the month before, double what...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Burberry shares are down over 6 percent in early trading after the luxury fashion house reported disappointing retail sales for the holiday season. The company says Wednesday same-store sales for the three months ended Dec. 31 rose 2 percent from a year earlier. That "looks a bit drab...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, file photo, shoppers take advantage of discounts and slashed post-Christmas prices at Valley View Mall in Roanoke, Va. The National Retail Federation said Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, that holiday sales reached $691.9 billion as shoppers stepped up their spending in the wake of a better economy. (Erica Yoon/The Roanoke Times via AP, File)
January 12, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are riding high after ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade over the holiday season. But merchants can't afford to rest easy. None of the pressure on them has eased, and the fight for customers' attention will only intensify...
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FILE In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, an H&M store window advertises a sale, in New York. Consumer inflation slowed in December 2017 to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled after a big jump in November. The Labor Department says the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the smallest advance since a similar 0.1 percent rise in October. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )
January 12, 2018 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade during the holiday season, a sign of burgeoning economic strength. Retail sales rose 0.4 percent in December, the Commerce Department said Friday, after a 0.9 percent surge in November. Spending for the...
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FILE In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, an H&M store window advertises a sale, in New York. Consumer inflation slowed in December 2017 to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled after a big jump in November. The Labor Department says the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the smallest advance since a similar 0.1 percent rise in October. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )
January 12, 2018 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers shopped at stores and online outlets at a solid pace in December, closing out a healthy holiday season for retailers. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, after a 0.9 percent surge in November. Retail sales rose 4.2...
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January 12, 2018 - 8:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers shopped at stores and online outlets at a solid pace in December, closing out a healthy holiday season for retailers. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, after a 0.9 percent surge in November. Last year, retail sales...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. tumbled Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, a day after the bookseller announced that sales at established stores and online sales fell during the key holiday period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 05, 2018 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Barnes & Noble are tumbling after airing some ugly holiday sales numbers. The beleaguered bookseller said late Thursday that comparable-store sales slid 6.4 percent during the crucial nine-week period ending Dec. 30. Most retailers have strengthened digital operations...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. tumbled Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, a day after the bookseller announced that sales at established stores and online sales fell during the key holiday period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 05, 2018 - 1:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Barnes & Noble are tumbling to all-time lows after airing some ugly holiday sales numbers. The beleaguered bookseller said late Thursday that comparable-store sales slid 6.4 percent during the crucial nine-week period ending Dec. 30. Most retailers have strengthened...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows a Barnes and Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. tumbled Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, a day after the bookseller announced that sales at established stores and online sales fell during the key holiday period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 05, 2018 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Barnes & Noble are tumbling to all-time lows after airing some ugly holiday sales numbers. The beleaguered bookseller said Friday that comparable-store sales slid 6.4 percent during the crucial nine-week period ending Dec. 30. Most retailers have strengthened digital...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016, file photo, Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell speaks to a group of investors, in New York. Target, stung by the mass migration online, said Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, its profit plummeted 43 percent during the most recent quarter as sales at its stores weakened. The coming year doesn’t look much better: Its outlook for the first quarter and all of 2017 were far below what industry analysts had been expecting. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 28, 2017 - 10:33 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target, stung by the mass migration by its customers online and elsewhere, said its profit plummeted 43 percent during the most recent quarter as sales at its stores weakened. The coming year doesn't look much better: Its outlook for the first quarter and all of 2017 were far...
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