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New Look working with Deloitte on store closure plan

2018-01-13 telegraph.co.uk
Struggling fashion retailer New Look is working with advisers at Deloitte on its plans to shut around 60 UK shops, the Telegraph can reveal. 

Despite merry holidays, retailers face challenges in 2018

2018-01-12 sfgate
Retailers are riding high after ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade over the holiday season. But merchants can’t afford to rest easy. (5-0)

Target lifts profit forecast after holiday sales jump

2018-01-10 themalaymailonline
A newly constructed Target store is shown in San Diego, California May 17, 2016. — Reuters pic NEW YORK, Jan 10 — Target Corp raised its quarterly profit and sales forecasts yesterday on the back of surging online sales and customer visits in November and December, putting the US retailer on track for the best quarter in five years. (13-0)

Helen of Troy's (HELE) CEO Julien Mininberg on Q3 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2018-01-08 seekingalpha
Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ:HELE) Q3 2018 Results Earnings Conference Call January 8, 2018 9:00 AM ET

Retail casualties rise for first time in five years

2018-01-08 telegraph.co.uk
The number of retailers toppling into administration rose in 2017 for the first time in five years as companies struggled with rising wage costs, a weaker pound and soaring business rates.

Cramer: The S&P 500's biggest 2017 losers may be prime for speculation

2018-01-05 cnbc
CNBC's Jim Cramer knows that looking back on a strong year for the markets shouldn't only include analyzing the best performers. (107-1)

2017 High Yield Review – Another Solid Year - Bond Vigilantes

2018-01-05 bondvigilantes
2017 was another good year for high yield investors with the global high yield index delivering a total return of 8.0% (in USD terms), albeit this was less exciting than the 16% achieved in 2016. The US continued to outperform Europe but at a far more modest rate compared to 2016, with a 7.5% local currency total return vs Europe’s 6.7%, although much of this can be attributed to the difference between US and Eurozone interest rates.

U.S. retail vacancies rise slightly in Q4 - Reis

2018-01-04 reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. retail real estate vacancies inched up to 10 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, Reis Inc (REIS.O) said in a report released on Wednesday. (6-0)

What will 2018 have in store for the retail sector?

2018-01-02 telegraph.co.uk
The phrase “high street gloom” generated 698,00 Google results over the course of last year – a modern-day omen about the downbeat sentiment around UK retail.

2017 winners and losers: Amazon, Boeing soared; GE plunged

2017-12-29 nzherald.co.nz
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a strong year for the stock market, but 2017 was a great year if you made airplanes (think Boeing), were an online juggernaut (Amazon) or built homes (KB Homes). It was a year to forget if you were an energy company (Chesapeake) made Barbie dolls (Mattel) or if you were a storied industrial conglomerate about to go on a radical slim-down program (General Electric). (57-0)

Who Will Steer Retail Sector in 2018: AMZN, WMT or TGT?

2017-12-28 zacks
2017 has undoubtedly been a tough year for the retailers, who struggled to maintain good business due to changing preferences and habits of consumers. The year saw an outbreak of online shopping fervor, which almost put the existence of traditional and department store retailers in question. Increased promotions, price wars, lower store and mall traffic, brick-and-mortar store closures, strengthening of online and omni-channel portals were some of the common trends witnessed through the year. (185-0)

2017 Winners and Losers: Amazon, Boeing Soared; GE Plunged

2017-12-28 thenationalherald
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, specialist Gregg Maloney works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The stock market had a banner year overall, but there were plenty of big winners, and big losers, among individual U.S. companies in 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) (57-0)

2017 winners and losers: Amazon, Boeing soared; GE plunged

2017-12-27 nzherald.co.nz
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a strong year for the stock market, but 2017 was a great year if you made airplanes (think Boeing), were an online juggernaut (Amazon) or built homes (KB Homes). It was a year to forget if you were an energy company (Chesapeake) made Barbie dolls (Mattel) or if you were a storied industrial conglomerate about to go on a radical slim-down program (General Electric). (57-0)

Retail is Staging a Big Comeback in 2018: 5 Solid Buys

2017-12-27 zacks
A slew of traditional retailers and department store chains filed for bankruptcy this year, as they were affected by changing customer habits, price wars and consumers’ inclination towards online shopping. (19-0)

Toys R Us 'will survive in a different form,' former CEO says

2017-12-26 cnbc
Even during the holidays, former Toys R Us CEO Jerry Storch couldn't deny that toys are "a very tough business." (21-0)

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