Why the retail industry is facing a bankruptcy wave

Why the retail industry is facing a bankruptcy wave

Revlon makeup products are displayed at a CVS store on August 9, 2018 in Sausalito, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The retail industry is up against a potential wave of bankruptcies following a monthslong slowdown in restructuring activity. There could be an increase in distressed retailers beginning later this year, experts say, as ballooning … Read more

Inflation and recession fears are squeezing some industries more than others

A woman pushes a shopping cart through the grocery aisle at Target in Annapolis, Maryland, on May 16, 2022, as Americans brace for summer sticker shock as inflation continues to grow. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images People still appear willing to shell out to travel, go to the movies and have a drink … Read more

These could be the next hot food and drink trends

Pasta is coming back in different shapes and flavors, drinking vinegar is cool, and comfort food favorites like pancakes are being made with new ingredients. That’s according to the hundreds of items on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show, a trade show that has gained a reputation for being a place to spot the … Read more

Bonobos founder who helped transform Walmart opens up about mental health struggles

Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing Your Mind Andy Dunn’s start-up, Bonobos, was being courted for an acquisition by retail giant Walmart. It was a thrilling process, but the co-founder and former CEO of the online menswear brand knew it was time to disclose his secret dele: He had bipolar disorder. In his new … Read more

Why Franchise Group wants to buy Kohl’s and what could happen next

Shoppers enter Kohl’s store in Peoria, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images A little-known conglomerate of companies including The Vitamin Shoppe, Pet Supplies Plus and a home furnishing chain called Buddy’s is suddenly the talk of the retail industry. Franchise Group, a publicly traded business with a market capitalization of about $1.6 billion, … Read more

Target warns of squeezed profits from aggressive inventory plan

Target investors warned Tuesday that its profits will take a short-term hit, as it marks down unwanted items, cancels orders and takes steps to get rid of extra aggressive inventory. The retailer slashed its profit margin expectations for the fiscal second quarter to account for a wave of goods winding up deeply discounted or on … Read more

Kohl’s sale negotiations could drag on for weeks, possibly longer

The drawn-out bidding process for Kohl’s doesn’t appear to be coming to an end any time soon. It could take several weeks, if not longer, for a deal to come together, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC. The dialogue has been particularly lengthy because of the difficulty in securing financing in uncertain market … Read more

Walmart bets its stores will give it an edge in Amazon e-commerce duel

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas — Walmart’s cavernous stores are known for aisles of low-priced groceries, paper towels and apparel. Now, those big boxes are hubs for its e-commerce business, serving as launch pads for delivery drones, automated warehouses for online grocery orders and departure locations for direct-to-fridge drop-offs. Eventually, they will help pack and ship goods for … Read more

US job market divides boosts some workers’ prospects, puts others on notice

A help wanted sign is displayed in the window of a Brooklyn, New York business. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Cracks are forming in the US labor market as some companies look to curb hiring while others are desperate for employees. Microsoft, Twitter, Wayfair, Snap and Facebook-parent Meta recently announced they plan to be more … Read more

Glam makeup and dressing up are back, boosting Macy’s and Ulta

A Nordstrom employee fixes a floral dress on a mannequin in one of the retailer’s department stores. Ben Nelms | Bloomberg | Getty Images Out with sweatpants, in with blazers, lipstick and eye-popping prints on dresses. Americans are sprucing up their wardrobes and spending more on dressier clothing, makeup and accessories as they start going … Read more