Retail

Caterpillar Reports 11% Jump in Global Machine Retail Sales in August

Construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (CAT) on Thursday reported an 11% year-over-year increase in global retail machine sales for the three-month period ending in August. The 11% uptick in worldwide machine sales is roughly unchanged from the 12% increase in July. Total machine retail sales in Asia and the Pacific surged 44% in the timeframe, while North American sales were higher ...

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Pound to dollar exchange rate

RETAIL THERAPY Figures showing August’s retail sales growth were better than expected have fuelled expectations that the Bank of England will hike interest rates providing a potential boost for businesses A SURGE in British retail sales increased expectations the Bank of England will lift interest rates – and had a positive impact on the pound’s performance. Sterling was up at ...

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Comcast opens retail location in The Battery Atlanta | Cobb Business Journal

Comcast has announced the grand opening of a new Xfinity customer retail store at The Battery Atlanta next to SunTrust Park. Visitors to the 8,155-square-foot facility, at 945 Battery Ave. will be able to get a hands-on look at Comcast’s Internet, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Mobile and digital voice, and Xfinity Home products. Comcast will host a special customer appreciation event ...

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Will Apple’s Retail Redesign Be Worth the Risk?

(0: 15 ) – Apple Keynote Event (1: 10 ) – Apple Retail Stores: Creating Town Squares (3: 00 ) – Retailers Transforming Brick and Mortar   (4: 15 ) – Episode Roundup: Podcast@Zacks.com On this week’s episode of Shopping for Stocks, host and Zacks Editor Maddy Johnson discussed the retail plan tech giant Apple Inc. AAPL laid out at ...

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The UPS Store Celebrates 5,000th Retail Location Milestone!

The company attributes momentum to its network of convenient locations, diverse franchise opportunities, and a focus on supporting small businesses SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The UPS Store, Inc., the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, print and business service centers, is now 5,000+ locations strong, the company announced today. “The franchise now ...

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the birth — and bust — of a retail empire

In the early 1980s, a week before Christmas, a woman walked into a supermarket-size store in Tysons Corner, Virginia, and became so dumbfounded that she started talking to herself. “Where’s the robot?” she said. “And the hairy monster?” A Washington Post story that recounted her muttering did not say she was delusional. She was simply overwhelmed by a store that ...

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New H&M store to open at revamped Edge Lane retail park

High street retailer H&M has announced plans to open its fourth city-based store at Liverpool Shopping Park. The new store is set to open as part of the huge redevelopment scheme at the site on Edge Lane, which has also saw other retailers including Marks and Spencer sign up to the project. H&M will be opening the doors of its ...

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Retail turmoil claims major scalp as Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy protection

Wilmington/Bengaluru — Toys ‘R’ Us, the largest US toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late on Monday. This is the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry, which is struggling against the onslaught of online shopping and discount chains. The chain has 53 stores in SA, according to the store locater on its local website. But the Chapter ...

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