Stage set for bigger beauty sales at Target, Kohl’s

A Sephora store inside a Kohl’s store, and an Ulta Beauty store inside a Target store. Source: Kohl’s; targeting Beauty has always been a big holiday category, but this year it’s expected to be even bigger. Shoppers aren’t just looking for perfumes or candles to give to family and friends. They are eager to replenish … Read more

Shoppers are buying from resale retailers more than ever. Here’s why

Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Second-hand retail businesses find success with shoppers who focus on sustainability and hard-to-find items, while avoiding the supply chain stresses that traditional retailers feel. Big retailers like Walmart and Target have focused on keeping prices low, absorbing the rising costs in shipping, labor and materials for shoppers. Other retailers, … Read more

Sticker shock could change retailers’ approach to sales

Shoppers look at Macy’s Black Friday specials in Maumee, Ohio, November 27, 2020. Stephen Zenner | SOPA photos | Light Rocket | Getty Images Keith Fitzgerald has gone to great lengths this holiday season to make sure he gets the perfect gift. Fitzgerald, a 40-year-old hairdresser, searched online and in stores for a special edition … Read more

More Americans won’t be buying holiday gifts this year

Donna Hilliard, CEO of Code Tenderloin, said the nonprofit group that serves the homeless is currently seeing more demand than it has ever seen. Source: Tenderloin Code Code Tenderloin, a nonprofit group that serves the homeless in San Francisco, said it has about $7,000 in gift cards to distribute to those who need extra financial … Read more

Nordstrom (JWN) Q3 2021 earnings miss, sales beat

A shopper leaves a Nordstrom store on May 26, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images Nordstrom on Tuesday reported earnings that fell short of analyst expectations as labor costs eroded profits and sales and its Nordstrom Rack business struggled to return to pre-pandemic levels. The news sent faltering over 16% in extended … Read more

Walmart kicks off Cyber Week with Jason Derulo event

The Walmart+ home screen is seen on a laptop computer in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Gaby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walmart is adding another tool to its arsenal this holiday season to boost online sales: over 30 live events, including one with musician Jason Derulo that kicked off Cyber … Read more

These are the stocks retail investors love that UBS says can go higher

UBS’s roster is littered with reopening plays such as travel companies Norwegian Cruise Line, United Airlines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, MGM Resorts and Southwest Airlines. .

4 ways shoppers have changed since the pandemic began

Shoppers ascend and descend an escalator at Willow Grove Park Mall in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, November 14, 2020. Mark McKella | Reuters As holiday shoppers gear up for the festivities, they’re gearing up for a season that will look markedly different than it did a year ago. Great parties with family and friends. Noisy shopping … Read more

What Jim Cramer is watching in the market, including an energy stock that could crush it

Michael Wirth, CEO of Chevron. Adam Jeffrey | CNBC (This article was first sent to members of the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer. For real-time updates in your inbox, Subscribe here.) What I’m looking forward to on November 19, 2021: I stick my neck out to say that working day (one day) must buy… … Read more

Macy’s, Kohl’s raise prices to protect profits. Investors see that as a win.

A shopper visits a Macy’s flagship store in New York, May 20, 2021. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters A round of major retail earnings this week exposed a stark divide in the industry between retailers trying to keep prices low for customers amid rising inflation, and those able to pass on costs to shoppers this holiday … Read more