08/12/2011 - 1:26pm

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, cancelled a speech he was to give Friday at The Global Leadership Summit, an annual leadership summit organized by megachurch Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, Ill., after an online petition condemned the congregation as anti-gay.

08/12/2011 - 1:18pm

Wal-Mart Stores is again looking into a possible deal to buy Carrefour’s Brazilian unit, according to reports by Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal.

08/12/2011 - 1:15pm

Target announced that the British take-out chain Pret A Manager will open a location in CityTarget in Chicago.

08/12/2011 - 1:12pm

Collective Brands’ Payless ShoeSource announced that it will rebuild its tornado-demolished store in Joplin, Mo., with a new 3,100-sq.-ft. store at the same location.

08/12/2011 - 1:09pm

Zale Corp. and designer Vera Wang announced they are teaming up on an exclusive line of diamond bridal jewelry.

08/12/2011 - 10:00am

A report released Friday by the Commerce Department said that retail sales in the U.S. rose 0.5% in July, the most in four months and demonstrating that consumers may be holding their own in a tumultuous economy.

08/12/2011 - 9:54am

Nordstrom reported Thursday that net income for its second quarter rose 20% to $175 million, compared with $146 million in the year earlier period.

08/12/2011 - 9:54am

Together with shopping center owner Forest City Enterprises and research firm Alexander Babbage, Chain Store Age is surveying our retail readership to find out what retailers nationwide are doing in terms of social, mobile and other digital media initiatives.

08/12/2011 - 9:53am

Body Central Corp., operator of the Body Central and Body Shop retail chains, reported Friday that net income for the second quarter was $5.3 million, compared with $2.3 million in the year-ago period.