America’s biggest companies say retail crime is an epidemic, but just how big of a problem is it?

America’s biggest retailers say organized retail crime has grown into a multibillion-dollar problem, but the effectiveness of their strategies to solve it and the validity of the data overall have come into question.  Over the last several years, companies such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Best Buy, Walgreens and CVS have been sounding the alarm … Read more

Allbirds admits missteps, unveils new strategy after brutal holiday quarter

A woman walks past an Allbirds store in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Footwear retailer Allbirds on Thursday unveiled a broad overhaul of its strategy and an executive shake-up after failing to post year-over-year quarterly sales growth for the first time in … Read more

How top women executives in sports and betting are leading by example

FanDuel CEO Amy Howe stands out in a crowd — in spite of her slight stature. In a room full of executives in the sports or gambling industries, she’s often one of very few women. But Howe has the spotlight, and a megaphone, as the chief executive of the nation’s market leader in sports betting. … Read more

Nordstrom earnings top expectations as retailer starts winding down Canada operations

Miami, Florida, Coral Gables Shops at Merrick Park, Nordstrom Department Store with shopper entering.  Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Nordstrom on Thursday reported lower sales and profits for the holiday quarter, although earnings topped Wall Street’s expectations. The company said it expects sales to decline in the new fiscal year, reflecting … Read more

Alibaba shares rally 6% after massive earnings beat

Alibaba said it is working on a rival to ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot that has caused excitement across the world. Alibaba said its own product is currently undergoing internal testing. Kuang Da | Visual China Group | Getty Images Alibaba reported earnings for its fiscal third quarter that smashed expectations, sending the tech giant’s … Read more

Coca-Cola revenue rises in fourth quarter, fueled by higher prices

Coca-Cola on Tuesday reported quarterly revenue that beat analysts’ expectations, driven by higher prices for its drinks. But those higher prices have hurt demand for Coke products like Simply Orange Juice and Fairlife Milk. Coke said its unit case volume, which strips out the impact of currency and price changes, fell 1% in its fourth quarter. … Read more

Fast-food giant Yum Brands tops expectations, led by strength in Taco Bell

A pedestrian walks past the American chain of fast-food restaurants Taco Bell in Spain. Xavi Lopez | Lightrocket | Getty Images Yum Brands on Wednesday reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts’ expectations, fueled by strong same-store sales growth at Taco Bell. Overall, the restaurant giant saw solid U.S. demand as high-income consumers traded down to … Read more

Amid food inflation, more shoppers turn to dollar stores for groceries

A man looks at frozen foods for sale at a Dollar Store in Alhambra, California on August 23, 2022. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images Among all rising costs, sky-high grocery bills have been especially painful. Although the consumer price index, an inflation gauge that measures the cost of a broad basket of goods … Read more

Starbucks misses expectations as China Covid surge hurts international sales

A Starbucks store is seen inside the Tom Bradley terminal at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Starbucks on Thursday reported quarterly earnings and revenue that fell short of analysts’ expectations as weak international demand weighed on its results. In China, the company’s second-largest market, transactions at cafes open at least 13 … Read more

McDonald’s is about to report earnings. Here’s what to expect

A sign is posted in front of a McDonald’s restaurant on April 28, 2022 in San Leandro, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images McDonald’s is expected to report its fourth-quarter earnings before the bell Tuesday. Here’s what analysts surveyed by Refinitiv are expecting the company to report: Earnings per share: $2.45 expected Revenue: $5.69 billion … Read more