Kathryn Hopkins

Shopping carts outside a Target department store in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA 25 October 2017. Target Corporation is the second largest discount retail store in the United States to Walmart, and is traded on the NYSE as TGT.Target department store in Woburn, USA - 25 Oct 2017


Little Cheer on Wall Street for Retail Holiday Rush

Retailers suffered a pre-Black Friday rout on Wall Street rout as investors lost faith ahead of the holidays.

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Shoppers enter the Kohl's store in South Burlington, Vt., on . Kohl's Corp.'s fourth-quarter net income increased 14 percent as merchandise profit margins improved through exclusive brand offerings and tight inventory managementEarns Kohls, South Burlington, USA


Kohl’s Share Price Sinks as Weak Outlook Makes Investors Jittery

This came despite its third-quarter earnings beating analysts’ estimates.

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A shopper walks past a display of artificial Christmas trees at a JCPenney store, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be outHoliday Shopping Black Friday, Seattle, USA - 24 Nov 2017


Retail Sales Up, but Consumer Spending Set to Come Down

Shoppers getting a head start on their holiday spending lifted department store sales last month.

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A Dillard's storefront.


Dillard’s Suffers a ‘Disappointing’ Third Quarter

The department store chain’s stock slumped after the earnings report was released.

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A former dock facility is shown with old transfer bridges, with "Long Island" painted in large letters at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of Queens, N.Y., in New York. Amazon announced Tuesday it has selected the Queens neighborhood as one of two sites for its headquartersAmazon HQ Long Island City, New York, USA - 13 Nov 2018

Human Resources

Amazon’s New York HQ2 Could Spell Hiring Trouble for Retailers

Retailers trying to bolster their digital businesses will have to compete with Amazon for tech talent.

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Traffic makes it's way past the Macy's flagship store, in New York. The company reported its second straight quarter of higher sales at existing stores after a three-year funk. Its shares surged nearly 9 percent Wednesday, and the stocks of other department store chains rose as wellEarns Macys, New York, USA - 16 May 2018


Retail’s Third Quarter: Who Benefited From the Consumer Spending Wave?

Macy’s Inc. kicks off a spate of earnings reports from the major players on Wednesday.

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Government and Trade

British Lawmakers Want to Grill Fast-Fashion Bosses

They are conducting an inquiry into the impact the industry has on the environment and pay.

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Owndays started life in 2013.


L Catterton Looks to the Japanese Eyewear Market

The private equity giant and Mitsui & Co. have invested in fast-growing Japanese eyewear retailer Owndays.

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Democratic House Minority leader from California Nancy Pelosi (L) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Ben Ray Lujan (R) from New Mexico react to early returns from the 2018 midterm general election during a House Democratic Election Night event at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC, USA, 06 November 2018.House Democratic leaders watch 2018 midterm election returns in Washington, DC, USA - 06 Nov 2018

Government and Trade

Trump Trade War Seen Rolling On After Election Setback in House

President Trump is expected to continue to pursue his trade policies through executive actions.

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Behati Prinsloo and Ryan Korban


Behati Prinsloo Takes a Break From the Gym to Toast Ryan Korban

The veteran Victoria’s Secret Angel was hosting an event for her longtime interior designer pal’s new book.

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Michael McNamara


Retailers to Reap Benefits of Strong Consumer Spending Wave

Retail sales are expected to this year rise by the fastest pace since 2012.

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People shop at the Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, VaHoliday Shopping, Arlington, USA - 22 Dec 2017

Government and Trade

Wage Growth at a Near-Decade High

Retailers will be hoping higher wages and more jobs will translate into a strong holiday season.

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Kimora Lee Simmons and Tim LeissnerCelebrities out and about, New York, America - 04 Jun 2014


Kimora Lee Simmons’ Husband, Tim Leissner, Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges

The charges relate to the disappearance of billions of dollars from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.

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Negative Attention Surrounding Social Networks Impacting Retailers

Social-referral traffic will generate 11 percent less revenue per visit in the fourth quarter compared to a year earlier.

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Which Retailers Are at Risk if More Tariffs are Introduced?

Steve Madden, Under Armour, Gap, Urban Outfitters and Stitch Fix are among the potential losers.

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