Adidas' Greg Thomsen talks outdoors

NEW YORK (AP) — When 40-year outdoor industry veteran Greg Thomsen launched Adidas's U.S. outdoors business back in 2010, he faced some big challenges. The outdoors market was overcr...

Amazon's spending on quick delivery is squeezing its profits

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's ramped up spending on speedier delivery for its Prime customers helped to accelerate its sales in the second quarter. But it also crimped its profits. ...

UPS adds pickup spots at retailers, seeks to fly more drones

NEW YORK (AP) — UPS is responding to the growth in online shopping and pressures for speedy delivery by seeking to expand its drone deliveries and adding thousands of new spots where customers can pic...

Alibaba lets US small, medium businesses to sell on platform

NEW YORK (AP) — China's e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba will allow nearly 30 million small and medium-sized businesses from the U.S. to sell on its platform in the U.S. and around the globe. ...

Penney: We haven't hired advisers for in-court restructuring

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney says it hasn't hired any advisers to prepare for an in-court restructuring or bankruptcy. The company statement Friday came after investors were rattled b...

Barneys New York evaluating restructuring options

NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys New York may soon join the ever lengthening list of retail stores seeking protection in bankruptcy. The luxury clothing company, faced with high rents and a s...

Secondhand fashion site The RealReal shares rise in debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of The RealReal jumped on their first day of trading Friday, as the secondhand-fashion online retailer tests investors' appetite for the staying power of online marketplaces for...

H&M's new diversity chief designs a more inclusive future

NEW YORK (AP) — H&M is set to kick off a series of workshops and training this fall for thousands of its employees at its more than 500 North American stores aimed at addressing unconscious bias. ...

Hundreds of companies decry tariffs in letter to Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 600 companies and trade associations, including Walmart and Target, have signed a letter telling President Donald Trump that an escalating trade war with China will hurt fami...

Walmart eliminates dedicated president role for Jet.com unit

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is eliminating the position of president at its Jet.com subsidiary, which it acquired in 2016, as it further merges the rest of its team with its namesake online operations. ...

Hudson's Bay executive leads bid to take retailer private

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of shareholders of Saks Fifth Avenue's parent is making an offer to take the struggling department store chain private. The offer, announced Monday, is being ...

Walmart service to deliver groceries inside customers' homes

NEW YORK (AP) — The online delivery wars are heating up inside shoppers' homes. Walmart is now offering to have one of its employees deliver fresh groceries and put them in your refr...

Tiffany sales slip as tourists hit brakes on spending

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. topped first quarter profit expectations but fewer tourists at its U.S. stores, particularly from China, dragged on sales and the company trimmed its expectations for...

Walmart extends debt-free college benefits to high schoolers

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is extending its debt-free college benefits to high schoolers as a way to attract and retain workers in a tight labor market. The nation's largest private emp...

Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

NEW YORK (AP) — An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But some retailers will be less equipped to handle the p...