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September 18, 2014

The nation’s three largest off-price retailers (TJX, Ross Stores and Burlington) will see above-average growth, in the 6%-8% range, over the next five years, compared with 4% growth for the broader retail industry, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service.

September 17, 2014

The heated battle for Family Dollar Stores rages on, with Family Dollar on Wednesday rejecting a $9.1 billion takeover bid from rival Dollar General and reaffirming its support of its deal with Dollar Tree.

September 16, 2014

Target plans to open its sixth TargetExpress store, in the South Park area of San Diego, in July 2015.

September 12, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores has no plans to join Apple’s newly-announced mobile payments system, Apple Pay, which is due to launch in October.

September 11, 2014

Five Below Inc.’s profit more than doubled to $8.3 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2014, from $4.1 million in the same period last year.

September 11, 2014

Teen retailer The Wet Seal reported a new loss of $22 million for its second quarter, up from $1 million to $22 million in the year-ago period.

September 10, 2014

Dollar General Corp. is upping the ante in its $9.1 billion bid to purchase Family Dollar Inc. by making a hostile takeover offer to Family Dollar stockholders of $80 per share.

September 10, 2014

Five Below plans to open a new distribution center in Oldmans Township, New Jersey, in 2015.

September 10, 2014

Kohl’s Department Stores is launching an omnichannel partnership with lifestyle brand Juicy Couture.

September 10, 2014

Target Corp. is extending its mobile strategy with two new options.

September 9, 2014

Dollar Tree Inc. and Family Dollar Stores Inc. announced, as expected, they have received a second request for information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in connection with Dollar Tree's pending $8.5 billion deal to acquire Family Dollar.

September 9, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is reportedly planning to do away with its Wal-Mart Express banner.

September 5, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Friday rejected the sweetened, $9.1 billion take-over bid made by Dollar General on Sept. 2, saying in a statement that its board voted unanimously to reject the revised offer "on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations."

September 5, 2014

Target Corp. is expanding out of its Minneapolis home base with its new, small-format TargetExpress concept.

September 4, 2014

Trying to stay competitive with Amazon.com on price may not be the best path to success for department store and discount retailers.

September 4, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corp. and L Brands Inc. were among the retailers that posted stronger-than-expected sales in August, fueled in many cases by back-to-school promotions.

September 4, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corp. on Thursday reported that its revenue for the fourth quarter climbed 9% to $34.8 billion.

September 3, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corp. agreed to pay a $335,000 in penalties federal Clean Air Act violations, according to a settlement announced Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice.

September 3, 2014

Wet Seal Chairperson Lynda Davey is resigning from her post, effective Oct. 1.

September 2, 2014

Target’s back-to-school ad “Supplies They Need” resonated most with consumers among all back-to-school ads in 2014.

September 2, 2014

Conn’s Inc. missed Wall Street expectations for profits in the second quarter of fiscal 2015, as net income dropped 8% to $17.65 million from $19.16 million.

September 2, 2014

The battle for Family Dollar moved into higher gear on Tuesday with Dollar General raising its bid for Family Dollar to $9.1 billion, or $80 per share, up from $78.50 per share in its previous offer.

September 2, 2014

Walmart, Target, CVS Caremark and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service are among the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for, according the magazine Latina Style.

August 28, 2014

Dollar General Corp. reported earnings of $251.3 million for the second quarter, in line with expectations, even as its sales decelerated.

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