December 11, 2014

On Thursday RadioShack reported a wider-than-expected third-quarter loss and detailed cost costs that include staff reductions and more store closings to boost earnings by some $400 million annually.

October 31, 2014

Starbucks Corp. is planning to launch a coffee delivery service in select U.S cities in 2015, the company said during its quarterly investors’ conference call on Oct. 30.

September 24, 2014

Starbucks Corp. will acquire the remaining shares of its Japanese joint venture, Starbucks Coffee Japan, for $913 million to accelerate growth across multiple channels in the country, including the introduction of new concepts such as Teavana.

August 28, 2014

Fast-fashion competitors like H&M and Forever 21 and teens more interested in technology than clothing make these challenging times for Abercrombie & Fitch, whose second quarter revenue fell 5.8% to $890.6 million, missing Wall Street projections.

April 25, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Corp. plans to open 1,500 new stores worldwide during 2014, including 600 in North America.

January 9, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Thursday announced that president and COO Michael Bloom has left the company to pursue other interests.

December 13, 2013

Simon Property Group has announced a plan to spin off all of its strip center business along with its smaller enclosed malls into an independent publicly traded REIT called SpinCo.

August 22, 2013

Target Corp. executives discussed the chain’s omni-channel initiatives on the company’s second quarter conference call with investors.

June 20, 2013

Loblaw Cos., Canada's largest grocer, is testing a small-store discount under the Box by No Frills banner.

May 31, 2013

Costco Wholesale Corp. is looking to open approximately 150 locations over the next five years, CFO Richard Galanti said on the company’s quarterly conference call with investors.

May 16, 2013

Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday reported profit and sales that were just below Wall Street expectations as the giant retailer struggled with a number of issues that impacted its U.S. sales, from the payroll tax increase to an unseasonably cold spring to delayed tax returns.

February 27, 2013

Target Corp. reported a profit of $961 million for the fourth quarter, down from $981 million in the year-ago period.

December 7, 2012

Canada’s Loblaw Cos. Ltd. plans to spin off the vast majority of its property assets into a real estate investment trust.

May 16, 2012

J.C. Penney executives laid out further details of their strategy going forward during the chain’s quarterly conference call with investors.

April 5, 2012

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s profit in the fourth quarter rose to $351.0 million, from $283.5 million a year ago.

March 13, 2012

Urban Outfitters Inc. reported that profit for the fourth quarter fell to $39.3 million, from $75.2 million a year earlier.

March 6, 2012

In a conference call to investors, Foot Locker announced an updated strategic plan and financial initiatives intended to elevate the retailer’s performance for the 2012 to 2016 period.

February 23, 2012

Sears Holdings Corp. reported a loss of $2.4 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with a profit of $374 million in the year-ago period.

February 16, 2012

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries told analysts during a conference call Wednesday that the teen retailer would close 180 U.S. stores by 2015.

February 9, 2012

Whole Foods Market Inc. reported that profit for the first quarter rose a better-than-expected 33% to $118.3 million amid increased customer visits and higher prices on select items.

January 24, 2012

Coach Inc. reported that net earnings for the quarter ended Dec. 31 rose 15% to $347.5 million, compared with $303.4 million in the year-ago period.

January 23, 2012

John Donahoe, president and CEO of eBay, during a Jan. 18 earnings call expanded on the test of PayPal with retailer Home Depot.

November 11, 2011

A Friday report in Advertising Age said that Kohl’s Corp. has added $30 million to its fourth quarter marketing spend in order to pad its efforts to garner holiday shopping dollars.

September 26, 2011

Rite Aid has started the rollout of its new wellness store format, with 40 stores completed as of the end of the second quarter (Aug. 27, 2011).