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February 13, 2013
07:29 EDTASNA, MAT, WMTTween-focused Justice makes dolls to compete against Barbie, WSJ reports
To compete against the iconic Barbie (MAT), toy makers are looking to tween-focused Justice, a retailer that's a part of Ascena Retail (ASNA), that focuses on girls between the ages of 7 and 12, to launch their newest fashion dolls. For a number of years, Justice has partnered with several doll makers as part of a broader strategy to add non-apparel items to its stores. The company mostly signs exclusive partnerships with outside brands, which also includes personal-care items, electronics and candy makers. Reference Link
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August 29, 2014
08:07 EDTWMTWal-Mart challenges Alibaba with additions to online site in China, WSJ says
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August 25, 2014
13:47 EDTWMTWal-Mart launching chip-enabled store-brand MasterCard
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August 24, 2014
21:53 EDTWMTNational Association of Chain Drug Stores to hold an expo
2014 NACDS Total Store Expo to be held in Boston on August 23-25.
18:25 EDTMATHasbro shares could return 20% in a year, Barron's says
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August 22, 2014
13:12 EDTASNAAnn Inc. slides after Q2 SSS decline
Shares of women's specialty retailer Ann Inc. (ANN) are sliding after the company said that it experienced softer traffic levels along with sales and margin pressure in the second half of the second quarter. WHAT'S NEW: Ann's Q2 earnings per share was 70c, which is a bit higher than analysts' consensus of 68c. The company's Q2 revenue was $648.7M, which nearly matched analysts' consensus of $648.09M. The clothing retailer cited softer traffic levels and a highly promotional environment pressured sales and margin as the reason for its loss during the second half of the quarter. In addition, LOFT experienced continued softness in basic knit tops, which represented a significant component of its summer assortment. Q2 same-store-sales were down 2.3%. Ann sees Q3 revenue to be $670M, which is a bit lower than analysts' consensus of $673.31M and sees Q3 comparable sales to be flat to slightly negative. The company expects it FY14 revenue to be $2.56B, which matches analysts' $2.56B consensus and anticipates flat comparable sales in FY14. WHAT'S NOTABLE: During the company's conference call, Ann said that Q3 inventories are "conservatively positioned" as it enters the fall season. Ann said that despite the "challenging" retail environment, the retailer noted that it is focused on optimizing full-price sell-through to drive positive comp and increase productivity. Overall, the company believes that it is better positioned to optimize brand growth. PRICE ACTION: During afternoon trading, shares of Ann Inc. fell $1.19, or 3.07%, to $37.62. OTHERS TO WATCH: Ascena Retail (ASNA) is up fractionally, Cache (CACH) is down 1.52%, and New York & Company (NWY) is up 1.84%.
August 21, 2014
13:23 EDTWMTWal-Mart cut iPhone prices, Washington Post says
Wal-Mart (WMT) today began selling Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 5s for $79, and cut the price of the iPhone 5c to just 97c, according to The Washington Post. The devices previously cost $99 and $29 respectively at Wal-Mart, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
10:34 EDTWMTOptions Update; August 21, 2014
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09:37 EDTWMTActive equity options trading on open
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August 20, 2014
08:30 EDTWMTWal-Mart management to meet with MKM Partners
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August 19, 2014
16:06 EDTASNADesigner Lela Rose to create limited-edition line for Lane Bryant
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August 18, 2014
18:13 EDTWMTWal-Mart not likely to bid for Family Dollar, Bloomberg reports
According to people familiar with the situation, Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) is unlikely to make an offer for Family Dollar Stores (FDO), Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
08:47 EDTWMTDollar General says would slow store opening growth in Family Dollar deal
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