Michelle Lodge

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OMG, J.C. Penney! What CEO Ellison's Surprising Exit Means for Troubled Retailer

OMG, J.C. Penney! What CEO Ellison's Surprising Exit Means for Troubled Retailer

It's never a good time to lose a respected leader, but Marvin Ellison's departure means J.C. Penney's future will be especially wobbly.

What Bad Weather? Kohl's Shares Spike as Same-Store Sales Jump

What Bad Weather? Kohl's Shares Spike as Same-Store Sales Jump

Kohl's shares rise more than 5% in premarket trading, following the release of the retailer's first-quarter earnings.

Shopping for Kenmore, DieHard or Craftsman? Try Amazon, Lowe's First

Shopping for Kenmore, DieHard or Craftsman? Try Amazon, Lowe's First

It used to be, you could buy Sears brands only through Sears. No more.The latest Sears brand to be sold elsewhere is toolmaker Craftsman, now at Lowe's.

Kohl's May Blame Winter Weather for First-Quarter Earnings Slip

Kohl's May Blame Winter Weather for First-Quarter Earnings Slip

Winter snow and ice will likely form part of the discussion on Tuesday, May 22, when department-store owner Kohl's reports earnings.

Macy's Vs. J.C. Penney: Which Department Store Is Just Trying to Survive?

Macy's Vs. J.C. Penney: Which Department Store Is Just Trying to Survive?

With age, comes wisdom, sometimes. Macy's is the older sister (159 years) to J.C. Penney (116), yet there was more than age at play in this week's earnings reports for each.

Wages and Transport Inflation Is Here: How Retailers Can Cushion the Blows

Wages and Transport Inflation Is Here: How Retailers Can Cushion the Blows

As wages and transportation costs climb, retailers must be more efficient to keep costs down, say analysts.

Retail's Week in Review: 3 Winners, 1 Loser and 1 In-Betweener

Retail's Week in Review: 3 Winners, 1 Loser and 1 In-Betweener

Big week for retail. Home Depot , Walmart , Macy's, Walmart , J.C. Penney and Nordstrom all reported, with surprising wins and misses.

Nordstrom Shares Dive Following Miss on Same-Store Sales

Nordstrom Shares Dive Following Miss on Same-Store Sales

Nordstrom's online sales also declined from last year.

Macy's Shares Spike as Earnings, Same-Store Sales Smash Estimates

Macy's Shares Spike as Earnings, Same-Store Sales Smash Estimates

Macy's shares spike.

Rising Gas Prices Unlikely to Hurt Retailers This Summer

Rising Gas Prices Unlikely to Hurt Retailers This Summer

Gasoline prices are heading up, but they likely won't reach the tipping point that keeps customers away as they have during past surges, experts have told TheStreet.