Store credit cards deal department stores another revenue squeeze

A customer uses a credit card to pay for items January 28, 2022 at a retail shop in New York City.  Robert Nickelsberg | Getty Images Department stores like Macy’s and Kohl’s... Read more »

Boulder, Colorado, fosters a new generation of wellness entrepreneurs

Boulder is the No. 2 U.S. city for quality of life, according to U.S. News and World Report. Denistangneyjr | E+ | Getty Images This story is part of CNBC’s quarterly Cities... Read more »

Gatorade expands into new products including plain water

As Gatorade approaches its 60th birthday, the brand is staying spry, branching out into new categories from unflavored water to energy drink mixes. Since its founding in 1965, Gatorade has been the... Read more »

As ‘guilt tipping’ gets out of control, consumers start pushing back

“Customers are being asked to tip at the more traditional service encounters [and] also app-based services, ride-share and delivery apps. This gives the perception that tipping is everywhere, which does seem the... Read more »

Women’s sports executives weigh in on parity, media and NIL

Guard Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes listens as the crowd cheers after breaking the NCAA women’s all-time scoring record during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on... Read more »

Home Depot to open distribution centers in home professional push

Home Depot said Thursday that it will open four new distribution centers as it chases more sales from remodelers, contractors and other home professionals.  The new distribution centers are expected to open... Read more »

Kohl’s (KSS) Q4 2023 earnings report, Babies R Us deal

Shoppers walk in front of a Kohl’s store in Mount Kisco, New York. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Kohl’s said Tuesday that it’s teaming up with the owner of Babies R Us to... Read more »

Costco (COST) Q2 2024 earnings

Mandel Ngan | Afp | Getty Images Costco on Thursday missed Wall Street’s revenue expectations for its holiday quarter, despite reporting year-over-year sales growth and strong e-commerce gains. Shares of the retailer... Read more »

Target (TGT) earnings Q4 2023

The Target logo is seen on its store on 42nd Street in Times Square, New York City. Deb Cohn-Orbach | UCG | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Target on Tuesday posted... Read more »

Beyond Meat launches new, healthier version of burger

Beyond Meat is launching a new version of its plant-based burger in grocery stores this spring, betting that an even healthier version of its burgers will lure back consumers. The unveiling Wednesday... Read more »

Companies make 2024 the year of cost cuts

Mathisworks | Digitalvision Vectors | Getty Images Corporate America has a message for Wall Street: It’s serious about cutting costs this year. From toy and cosmetics makers to office software sellers, executives... Read more »

Affirm buy now pay later vendor discusses loans, delinquencies

A young man holds a credit card and uses a laptop for online shopping. Diy13 | Istock | Getty Images Americans shopping online after midnight often make riskier transactions and are more... Read more »

Future of retail predictions

Illustration by Christina Locopo Retail has seen unprecedented upheaval over the last several years. Some of the industry’s key decision-makers expect even more evolution ahead. Covid-related shocks have upended retail, after clogged... Read more »

Tiger Woods, TaylorMade sign apparel deal following his Nike split

Tiger Woods at the practice range on April 5, 2022, before the start of the 2022 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Brian Spurlock | Icon Sportswire | Getty... Read more »

PepsiCo (PEP) Q4 2023 earnings

Pepsi bottles are seen at the grocery store in Las Vegas, United States on November 17, 2023. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images PepsiCo on Friday reported mixed quarterly results as... Read more »

Lawson faces privatization bid from KDDI

A customer exits a Lawson Inc. convenience store in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shares of Japan’s third-largest convenience store chain Lawson surged 18%... Read more »

McDonald’s and Starbucks blame Israel-Hamas war for slower sales

People dit at McDonald’s outdoor seating after going out on a Saturday night along Rothschild Street on June 11, 2022 in Tel Aviv, Israel.  Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images McDonald’s and Starbucks,... Read more »

McDonald’s launches ‘Best Burger’ ahead of earnings report

A man drinks a coke and eats a Big Mac at a McDonald’s in Cologne, Germany, on May 25, 2015. Oliver Berg | picture alliance | Getty Images McDonald’s has upgraded its... Read more »

Barington pushes Mattel to fix or sell off American Girl, Fisher-Price

The Mattel Inc. logo is displayed outside the headquarters of the toy company known for products including Barbie and Hot Wheels in El Segundo, California, on June 8, 2023. Patrick T. Fallon... Read more »