RETAIL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RETAIL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Holiday sales expected to top 2013 by 4.1 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58496336-79/percent-retail-spending-holiday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58496336-79/percent-retail-spending-holiday.html.csp">Holiday sales expected to top 2013 by 4.1 percent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T09:16:02.015-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what’s traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation’s largest retail industry trade group. But industry watchers say shoppers will need fat discounts, and there will be a huge divide in spending between the haves and have-nots. “It goes without saying there still remains some uneasiness and anxiety among consumers when it comes to their purchase decisions,” said Matthew Shay, pr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584963362014-10-07T09:16:02.015-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-07T09:16:02.015-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58496336@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:16:02 MDT British retail boss sorry for anti-French remarks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58484417-79/french-comments-france-london.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58484417-79/french-comments-france-london.html.csp">British retail boss sorry for anti-French remarks</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T08:57:01.694-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 08:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • It was a speech that got lost in translation. The boss of British retail chain John Lewis apologized Friday for saying France is “in decline” and “finished.” The Times newspaper reported that managing director Andy Street had made the critical comments at an event for entrepreneurs in London this week. It said he described France as “sclerotic, hopeless and downbeat,” and said “nothing works and worse, nobody cares about it.” Street also described the Gare du Nord station in Paris — ter...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584844172014-10-03T08:57:01.694-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-03T08:57:01.694-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58484417@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:57:01 MDT U.S. retail sales rise in August on auto purchases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406216-79/percent-sales-august-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58406216-79/percent-sales-august-increase.html.csp">U.S. retail sales rise in August on auto purchases</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T12:32:47.317-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 12:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. The Commerce Department said Friday that seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with the prior month. Sales are up 5 percent in the past 12 months. July sales were also revised upward from flat to a 0.3 percent increase. Motor vehicles accounted for roughly half of the August increase. Buying also picked up at restaurant...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584062162014-09-12T12:32:47.317-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-12T12:32:47.317-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406216@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:32:47 MDT Home Depot says Menear will become CEO Nov. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323352-79/company-depot-ceo-menear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58323352-79/company-depot-ceo-menear.html.csp">Home Depot says Menear will become CEO Nov. 1</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:29:02.149-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Home Depot said Thursday that Craig Menear, president of its U.S. retail operations, will become president and CEO of the company Nov. 1. Frank Blake has been Home Depot’s chairman and CEO since 2007, and he will remain chairman of the company. Menear, 57, became president of the company’s U.S. retail unit in February and the company said the move was part of a planned succession. Menear has worked for Home Depot since 1997, and the company said he helped revamp its merchandising oper...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583233522014-08-21T17:29:02.149-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:29:02.149-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323352@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:29:02 MDT