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Target donates $500,000 and more than one million meals to earthquake victims in Haiti
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In response to the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti this week and devastated Port-au-Prince, Target announced that it will donate $500,000 to support Haitian families impacted by the disaster. The donation will be made to the American Red Cross, which is providing desperately needed supplies and disaster-management services to the area through its International Response Fund. More

U.S. holiday sales up 2.3 percent behind strong December
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U.S. retailers ended up having a decent Christmas, with holiday sales at the high end of modest expectations as consumers let loose some pent up demand and retailers carefully managed inventories and promotions. Retail sales rose 3.4 percent in December from the year before, the Commerce Department said. Combined with a 0.9 percent gain in November, retail sales rose 2.3 percent to $509.3 billion year-over-year for the two-month holiday period, to $446.8 billion, the Commerce Department said. More

California's building code turns a deeper shade of green
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California's Green Building Standards Code, the first of its kind when placed on the books 18 months ago, moved toward a new phase this week with the adoption of mandatory measures that are aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, water use and other environmental impacts of new construction. More

Weathering the Holiday Shopping Season - Webinar Series Event
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Fossil sees strong Q4 on better-than-expected sales
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Watchmaker Fossil Inc said it expects its quarterly sales and earnings to exceed its prior outlook, helped by stronger wholesale shipments in the U.S. and higher sales in the worldwide direct-to-consumer segment. Fossil, which also sells jewelry, leather goods, sunglasses and apparel, now sees sales of $520 million to $525 million for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 2, up from its prior view of $497 million to $506 million. More

Retailers to focus on adding brands, markets in 2010
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Retailers and their suppliers will focus on adding brands and expanding to new markets this year to win more customers, executives from investment bank Financo Inc. and Topshop owner Arcadia Group Ltd. said. With consumer spending stabilizing and cash on hand, retailers and private-equity firms are starting to look again for alternative means of growth, such as acquisitions, rather than opening more of the same stores, Gilbert Harrison, chairman and chief executive officer of Financo, said in an interview. More

Sam's Club to close 10 stores, four in California
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said that it would close 10 underperforming Sam's Club stores, including four in California. In the Southland, the warehouse club operator will shut stores in Irvine, La Quinta and Vista. Other closures will include stores in the Sacramento, Houston and Phoenix markets. More

U.S. retailers face tough road to recovery in 2010
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U.S. retailers made big strides in profitability during the 2009 holiday season even if consumers warmed up only slightly to spending, but the sector's key test in 2010 will be to keep margin growth up if shoppers retreat. More

Foot Locker to close 117 stores
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Foot Locker Inc. will close 117 stores this month, most of them Foot Locker and Lady Foot Locker units in the U.S. In all, the company will have shut 190 of its stores during the past fiscal year ending Jan. 30. The company operates about 3,600 stores in 21 countries. Foot Locker Inc. is combining its Lady Foot Locker chain into three of its other brands — Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker and Footaction. The closures are being blamed on the recession and a shift away from sneakers to other casual footwear. More

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Walgreen to buy 25 Snyder's Minnesota drugstores
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Drugstore chain Walgreen said it would buy 25 Snyder's Drug stores in the Minneapolis area, giving the company an even broader reach in the Midwest. Some stores will continue operating with Snyder's employees and Walgreen gets access to all prescription files. More

The latest in rental properties: Textbooks
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With the spring semester right around the corner, students are packing themselves into campus bookstores to buy textbooks.  While they’ll spend considerable amounts of money, many books will probably never again see the light of day once classes are over. In an attempt to combat this problem, Barnes and Noble College Booksellers is launching a textbook rental program, with books available in hard copy and over the Internet for 50 percent off the selling price. More
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