Retailers Post Solid July Sales

July retail sales were solid, with Costco, Macy's, JC Penney, Nordstron and Saks Fifth Avenue all beating expectations. Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners, the retail consultancy, says we could be having the best back-to-school selling season since 2006.

Saks. Gadgets. Seriously?

I got an e-mail from Saks Fifth Avenue last night that gave me pause, and not because of the deal it was advertising ("spend some get some," which...

'No hot item' at Saks? Take cover!

In their lengthy interview with WWD, Saks Fifth Avenue chairman Stephen Sadove and president Ron Frasch put forth a lot of somber statements about...