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H&M Makes Big Move On Factory Safety

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

Fast-fashion retailer H&M has agreed to sign onto a binding accord to improve working conditions in Bangladesh garment factories, a move that labor ad...

Dave Jamieson

Retailers' Pledges On Garment Worker Safety Ring Hollow

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

The climbing death toll in the wake of a massive building collapse in Bangladesh has put increasing pressure on Western retailers to commit themselves...

Why Did JC Penney Stumble So Badly Under Ron Johnson? It's Culture, Stupid

Mary Buffett | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

Johnson's' failure at JC Penney should remind people that just because you've been successful in one area, it does not always guarantee success somewhere else.

Ex-Sears CEO Takes Major Pay Cut

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business

-- The CEO of Sears Holding Corp. received a compensation package worth nearly 90 percent less in 2012 than the prior year. Louis D'Ambrosio's becam...

Pardon My French, Quebec, But Your Language Laws Are Ridiculous

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

So nice of you to offer these suggestions, Quebec. But do you really think that Walmart is going to become Le Magasin Walmart just for your shoppers? Even the "real" French are less stringent about their language laws -- and that's saying a lot.

Everyone Is Freaking Out About The Fiscal Cliff

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers peering over the "fiscal cliff" don't like what they see. Fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set ...

The Right and Wrong Ways to Finance Holiday Shopping

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 02.11.2013 | Money
Odysseas Papadimitriou

It's important to avoid a type of retailer-issued financing known as deferred interest because, like procrastination, it could simply delay the inevitable and come back to bite you in the form of hundreds or even thousands of dollars in unnecessary costs.

These Companies Made The Naughty List

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

It’s not just bratty kids who are in danger of finding coal in their stockings this year. Some big-name companies have made the naughty list too. ...

Four Companies That Need a Credit Check

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 12.23.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

When a company is evaluating its own financial health and planning for growth or for weathering a downturn, an assessment of your current situation and probability of default helps create a more complete picture.

Retailers Try To Block Swipe Fee Settlement

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- A group of retailers and trade groups has launched a last-ditch effort to stop a proposed multibillion-dollar settlement that Visa Inc., M...

Retailer To Bring Back Popular Item

Reuters | Phil Wahba | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money

By Phil Wahba (Reuters) - The J.C. Penney Co Inc CEO who tried to wean the retailer from a heavy dependence on price discounts and cou...

What a Good Store-Brand Credit Card Looks Like

Credit.com | Posted 11.26.2012 | Money
Credit.com

The most important question a cashier can ask you is this: "Would you like to sign up for our store credit card?" Millions of Americans are saying "yes" to that question. But like any credit card, these retailer-branded cards may have terms that can get you in trouble.

Embracing the Shifting Challenges of Multichannel Retail

Mark Hillary | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Mark Hillary

Retailers need to offer more than price alone to thrive in an environment where every consumer has all the information, recommendations, and reviews they can handle.

Here's How Chains Are Fighting The End Of Retail

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business

After decades of population decline, America's cities have started to see growth again over the past twenty years. Over the past five years, the u...

Lessons From Circuit City

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business
Ricardo B. Salinas

In business, you need to make important decisions quickly and with the best information available. Many decisions involve taking risks with variables that are impossible to control.

Shop Allegedly Only Wanted Workers With 'Blond Hair And Blue Eyes'

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

* Lawsuit claims discrimination is retailer's policy * Wet Seal worried over "brand image" -- lawsuit * Wet Sea says it ...

Savvy Retailers Can Cash in on Blackberry

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

Watching financial pundits bandy about the impending demise of RIM and its product line Blackberry is equivalent to conductors yelling "JUMP!" before ...

Bomb Scares Hit Walmarts Across The Country

Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

Multiple Walmarts across the country have been victim to bomb threats in recent days. On Wednesday, two Walmarts were evacuated after a 911 dispat...

Big Shakeup At Major Retailer Amid Poor Sales

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- In the latest sign of turbulent times at J.C. Penney Co., the mid-price department store chain said Michael Francis, the former Target Cor...

Major Department Store Brings Back Sales

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney Co.'s new CEO Ron Johnson told analysts Tuesday the department store chain is resurrecting the word "sale" in promoting ...

Major Retailer Sees Huge Loss After Strategy Shift Backfires

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Turns out, J.C. Penney shoppers don't prefer predictable pricing over blockbuster bargains – at least not yet. The department-...

More Bad News For Walmart De Mexico

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

* Q1 profit 4.712 bln pesos vs 4.502 bln pesos year earlier * Revenue up 14 pct * Executives discuss recognition, not br...

'Millenials, With Their Constant Fickleness' Driving U.S. Retailer Trend

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

* Gap, American Eagle and peers following fast-fashion model * Old sourcing networks revamped to cut turnaround time * B...

Major Retailer To Launch New Line Of Stores

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business

* Pretax profit 3.7 bln crowns vs forecast 4.2 bln * March 1-27 sales up 22 percent * To open new line of stores next ye...

Women of Color Take the Reins on Fashion Star

Christina S. Brown | Posted 05.16.2012 | Black Voices
Christina S. Brown

On Tuesday night, NBC unveiled its newest reality competition Fashion Star, hosted by Elle MacPherson. Above the excitement over this new show comes the surprising and empowering fact that two of the three judges of this national competition are women of color.