Shoppers splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, up 16.8% over last year, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.
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Wal-Mart Stores said on Monday it will offer Hudson’s Bay Co-owned department store chain Lord & Taylor dedicated space on its website, as it looks to make deeper inroads into the fast-growing online fashion business.
TJX Cos Inc posted its worst quarterly same-store sales performance since 2009, as its fashion apparel failed to click with customers and fewer people bought winter clothes in an unusually hot fall season.
Vendors who work with the retailers and consultants who advise big department stores say this year chains are much slower in placing new orders for the holidays, as they deal with declining foot traffic.
Ralph Lauren Corp’s quarterly revenue and profit beat Wall Street estimates on Thursday, selling more of its high-end clothes at full price and keeping a lid on costs, sending its shares up more than 5% on Thursday.
J.C. Penney lost about a quarter of its value on Friday as retail chain slashed its full-year forecast after selling stagnant inventory at heavy discounts, indicating weak sales during the back-to-school season.