E-tailers will see growth, while promotional activity will remain a challenge.


Moody’s 2018 Outlook for Retail and Apparel

The credit ratings agency as “stable” outlook for both sectors.

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Wal-Mart's Holiday Helpers will be more present in stores this year.


A Day After Halloween, a Blitz of Christmas Deals

Treasure Trucks, in-store events and, of course, discounts will be fixtures for Amazon, Wal-Mart and others this holiday season.

clock November 1, 2017Kali Hays

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International Reach to Boost Apparel Companies’ Profits in 2018

Moody’s said international operations for America’s biggest apparel companies will have profits ticking up next year.

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Online Retail Sales Slip for First Time in Months

Retail sales in August were down across the board, but non-store sales fell after more than a year of growth.

clock September 15, 2017Kali Hays


Banks Prepared to Pull Back on Retail Financing, Moody’s Says

As the sector struggles to adapt, a lot of banks are expecting to decrease exposure to retail in the coming years.

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Moody’s Boosts Gap’s Outlook After Positive Quarter

The ratings firm said Gap’s outperformance, coupled with prudent financial policies, have things looking up for the retailer.

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Kevin Plank


Investors Shrug Off Under Armour First Loss

With low revenue growth and its first loss, chief executive officer Kevin Plank said the athleticwear brand is on a “journey.”

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E-commerce Seen as Stabilizing Retail

Despite big changes and “weakness” in the industry, Moody’s thinks retail is in stable condition.

clock April 25, 2017Kali Hays

A Sears store.


Sears Stock Tanks 13.2%

Shares of the troubled retailer continued to drop Tuesday as investor anxiety over its finances grows.

clock February 7, 2017Evan Clark

Sears store


Struggling Sears Hits New Low

Shares of Sears Holding lost 20.5 percent for the week, leaving the company with a market cap of $794 million.

clock January 27, 2017Evan Clark

U.S. Economy Seen as Fundamentally OK.


Analysts Expect U.S. Economic Stability

Despite some problems, experts maintain an optimistic outlook.

clock December 9, 2016Kristi Ellis

Charlotte Russe


Charlotte Russe Debt Downgraded by Moody’s

Moody’s downgraded Charlotte Russe debt to one notch above poor quality.

clock January 26, 2016Debra Borchardt


U.S. Interest Rate Hike Still on Track for This Year

The Federal Reserve still seems to be on track to raise interest rates later this year.

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