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October 9, 2014

One-quarter (25%) of U.S. consumers plans to spend more on holiday shopping this year up from 20% in 2013, and spending on holiday gifts is expected to average $718, according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey.

October 8, 2014

Costco Wholesale Corp. reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $697 million, exceeding Wall Street forecasts, amid strong back-to-school sales and higher membership fees.

October 8, 2014

Target Corp. is revamping its existing flagship app (with new versions for both iPhones and iPads) and its Cartwheel coupon app, and is also developing a new app for pharmacy, with rollouts scheduled for later this month.

October 7, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday said it will no longer provide health benefits to part-time associates who work less than 30 hours a week in a move to control its rising healthcare costs.

October 6, 2014

Dollar General’s new Fast Way to Save program is now available in stores and online through Nov. 15.

October 6, 2014

Curbside, a new startup that specializes in same-day pickup from local stores, launched its service on Monday with several retailers on board, including a pilot with Target Corp.

October 6, 2014

Walmart is expanding its role in health care. The retail giant is teaming up with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to set up counters in its stores where shoppers can speak with licensed agents about available health insurance options.

October 3, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open two new stores in Illinois on Oct. 11.

October 2, 2014

Dollar General Corporation has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $80 per share, or about $9.1 billion, to Oct. 31.

September 30, 2014

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan struck back at Walmart after court filings were make public in which the discounter said that he and his fellow passengers were at least partly to blame for the injuries they sustained when their limo bus was struck by a Walmart truck because they were not wearing seat belts.

September 30, 2014

Walmart is testing a concept where shoppers order their groceries online, schedule a pick-up time, and then pick up their order at the Walmart Pick-up Grocery depot in as little as two hours without having to leave their car, according to local CBS affiliate KFSM-TV 5News.

September 29, 2014

Family Dollar Stores Inc. launches its “Ad Match Promise” program on Sept. 30.

September 29, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open a new store in Hawthorne, California, in Los Angeles County, on Oct. 11.

September 29, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores has appointed Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of photo-sharing service Instagram, as a new member of the company’s board, effective Sept. 26.

September 26, 2014

DD’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores Inc., will open a new store in Houston, on Sept. 27.

September 26, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open a new store in Southern California, on Oct. 11. The store is located in the La Mesa Center in the city of La Mesa, a suburb of San Diego.

September 26, 2014

Uniqlo is partnering with DOOB, a global provider of 3D technology-based products and services, on an interactive holiday campaign called the “Selfless Selfie Project.

September 25, 2014

DD’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores Inc. will open its first store in Oklahoma, on Sept. 27.

September 25, 2014

Following a decision to expand into under-served markets across the central U.S., discount department store chain Gordmans Stores has upgraded its legacy IT systems to an Oracle Retail enterprise platform.

September 25, 2014

Hhgregg has redeveloped a store in Columbus, Ohio, with a new store format.

September 25, 2014

Hhgregg plans to hire more than 450 home electronics and home appliances sales associates this holiday season to support its 228 stores.

September 25, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open two new stores in the California Central Valley on Oct. 11.

September 24, 2014

DD’s Discounts, a division of Ross Stores Inc. will open a new store in Las Vegas on Sept. 27. The store is located in the Winterwood Pavilion.

September 24, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open a new store in Northern California on Oct. 11.