New York It's time to suit up: Men's Wearhouse is buying Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 billion.
Washington The data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
The experts who keep track of store openings and closings have been forecasting for more than a decade that the day was coming when American retailers would have to pay for building way too many stores.
New York The harsh winter has been rough for some businesses, but for a lucky few, the frigid weather means more cold, hard cash.
Framingham, Mass. Staples will close up to 225 stores in North America by the end of next year as it seeks to trim about $500 million in costs annually by 2015.
Costco Wholesale Corp., the largest U.S. warehouse-club chain, posted fiscal second-quarter profit that trailed analysts' estimates as discounts meant to attract holiday shoppers cut into sales.
New York Target Corp. Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday as the retailer overhauls its information security and compliance division in the wake of a massive pre-Christmas data breach.
New York There will soon be about 1,100 fewer places to buy batteries.
Nomi Joyrich was still in college when her mother, opened the doors to Bead Works. Now, nearly 31 years later, Joyrich is being forced to close the doors to what may very well be Franklin's oldest retailer and one of Michigan's oldest bead shops.
Barcelona, Spain Many people use their smartphones to watch video, play games and wake them up in the morning. Some even use them to generate digital boarding passes to fly. So why not use phones to buy stuff at retail stores as well?
Minneapolis Best Buy returned to a profit in the fourth quarter and topped Wall Street expectations as it cut costs to offset declining sales.
Hoffman Estates, Ill. Sears Holdings Corp.'s fourth-quarter loss narrowed as the operator of Sears and Kmart stores lowered expenses and reduced inventory.
New York Looks like Target Corp. will be feeling the financial pain for a while from the theft of credit card numbers and other information from millions of its customers.
Mooresvile, N.C. Lowe's fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose 6 percent, as the home-improvement retailer continued to benefit from the housing market's recovery.
New York Macy's Inc. is reporting an 11 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit, but its results missed Wall Street expectations as a string of winter ...
Fremont, Calif. Men's Wearhouse is stepping up its pursuit of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., boosting the takeover offer for its rival by 10 percent to about ...
New York Gap's recent decision to raise the hourly wages of workers at its stores nationwide puts pressure on other major U.S. retailers to do the same.
New York Wal-Mart Stores Inc. offered a weak profit outlook, signaling that it expects economic pressures to keep weighing on its low-income shoppers around ...
One week, its a uniform for St. Paul Catholic School. The next, its a suit for a family wedding. No matter the reason, shopper Erica Guido knows she will ...
Hampstead, Md. Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. is buying the parent company of Eddie Bauer in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $825 million that will help ...
Washington Cold weather across much of the United States contributed to a drop in retail sales in January. Americans spent less on autos and clothing and at ...
J.C. Penney Co. said Chief Financial Officer Ken Hannah will step down and be replaced by Ed Record, a former finance chief at Houston-based retailer Stage ...
A clothier, toy store and stationery shop are planning long-term storefronts on Woodward. An indie movie theater recently signed a lease in Midtown. And a ...
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