Macy’s, Arkhouse take-private fight continues after proxy settlement

Shopping bags in front of the Macy’s Inc. flagship store in the Herald Square area of New York, US, on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023. US holiday sales will grow at a slower pace this year amid economic headwinds such as higher interest rates, the National Retail Federation said.  Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images … Read more

Western boot sales on the rise since ‘Cowboy Carter’

Beyoncé leaves the Luar fashion show at 154 Scott in Brooklyn during New York Fashion Week on Feb. 13, 2024. James Devaney | GC Images | Getty Images Western boots have a new protector in Beyoncé. The country fashion staple’s sales surged more than 20% in the week after the music superstar released her “Cowboy … Read more

Top 10 fastest-growing retail brands in the U.S., according to Yelp

The new restaurant in your neighborhood may look familiar. Chains owned by publicly traded restaurant companies accounted for half of the top 10 fastest-growing retail brands in the U.S. last year, according to a new Yelp report. Review site Yelp compiled the list by using a blended metric that includes net new openings, searches on … Read more

Shares of Levi Strauss surge 18% on Q1 2024 earnings

The Levi Strauss & Co. label is seen on clothes in a store at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, New York, U.S., February 15, 2022.  Andrew Kelly | Reuters Shares of Levi Strauss surged 18% on Thursday after the retailer raised its full-year profit guidance and posted holiday earnings that beat expectations.  … Read more

Jim Cramer’s top 10 things to watch in the stock market Thursday

My top 10 things to watch Thursday, April 4 The Dow bounces back Wednesday after a three-session losing streak. As of Wednesday’s close, the 30-stock average is on pace for its worst weekly loss since October. Is activist investor Nelson Peltz done with Club name Disney ? Does it matter to the stock? Disney shares … Read more

Levi Strauss (LEVI) earnings Q1 2024

Levi Strauss, which has long relied on wholesalers like Macy’s and Kohl’s to drive its business, is now doing nearly half of its sales through its own website and stores, the company said Wednesday when reporting fiscal first quarter earnings.  In the three months ended Feb. 25, direct-to-consumer sales made up a record 48% of … Read more

Nonfarm payroll data and Disney’s proxy fight

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Thursday guided investors through next week’s Wall Street action, saying to pay attention to new nonfarm payroll data and Walt Disney’s annual shareholder meeting, where its long and arduous proxy fight will come to a head. “In my view, the market’s now well-prepared for a hot employment number, so if the labor … 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 bring baby gear, furniture and more to approximately 200 of its stores across the country. The retailer struck a deal with WHP Global, … 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 across sectors have announced layoffs and other plans to slash expenses — even at some companies that are turning a profit. Barbie maker … Read more

Jeans brand True Religion exploring sale

The hedge fund that owns True Religion is exploring a sale of the Y2K-era jeans brand as it returns to growth and profitability after emerging from its second bankruptcy, CNBC has learned.  True Religion sales jumped about 20% to around $280 million last year, and it brought in $80 million in earnings before interest, taxes, … Read more