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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019 file photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn.  On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, Best Buy Co. reported fiscal third-quarter results that blew through analysts’ expectations as the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer  saw surging demand for items like home theater and appliances that help people learn, cook, work and connect in their homes during the pandemic.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Best Buy reports 3Q results that exceed Wall Street views

Nov. 24, 2020 9:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy Co. reported fiscal third-quarter results that blew through analysts' expectations as the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer enjoyed surging demand for items like home theater and appliances that help people learn, cook, work and connect in their homes during the...

Cashier Druhan Parker, right, works behind a plexiglass shield Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, as he checks out shoppers Cassie Howard, left, and Paris Black at an in Chicago. The accelerating surge of coronavirus cases across the U.S. is causing an existential crisis for America’s retailers and spooking their customers just as the critically important holiday shopping season nears. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Retailers brace as virus bears down on consumers and economy

Nov. 21, 2020 10:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — LaTonya Story is every retailer’s worst fear. With the viral pandemic re-surging through the country and the economy under threat, Story has decided to slash her holiday shopping budget. She'll spend less than $2,000 this season, down from several thousand dollars in 2019. Worried...

An elderly man wears a face mask as he walks on the Champs Elysee avenue, in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. France has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases of coronavirus, the fourth-highest total in the world. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

France postpones 'Black Friday' to help locked-down shops

Nov. 20, 2020 11:46 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's government on Friday got supermarket chains and e-commerce platforms like Amazon to agree to postpone “Black Friday” promotions, responding to concerns that shops shuttered by the nation's coronavirus lockdown are hemorrhaging business and could be hurt further if they...

FILE - In this March 22, 2020 file photo, customers wearing masks walk into a Lowe's home improvement store in the Canoga Park section of Los Angeles. Lowe's announced Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 that it is handing out another round of bonuses to recognize its front-line employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Sales surge at Lowe's as the homebound take on more projects

Nov. 18, 2020 12:22 PM EST

Lowe's sales surged in the third quarter more people took on projects at home during the epidemic. Shares, however, slumped 6% Wednesday on an outlook that some saw as pessimistic. Revenue increased to $22.3 billion from $17.4 billion a year ago. That beat the $21.08 billion that analysts surveyed by Zacks...

FILE - In this April 6, 2020 file photo, a customer wearing a mask carries his purchases as he leaves a Target store during the coronavirus pandemic, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Target is the latest big U.S. retailer to show that it's prospering during the pandemic. The Minneapolis company reported Wednesday, Nov. 18 that its online sales surged 155% in the three months that ended Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Target gains steam heading into crucial holiday season

Nov. 18, 2020 11:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is the latest big box U.S. retailer to show that it's prospering during the pandemic. The Minneapolis company reported Wednesday that its online sales surged 155% in the three months that ended Oct. 31. Sales at its stores opened for a least a year rose 10%. Customer traffic rose...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, a woman pushes a shopping cart to enter a Walmart in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Walmart turned out another stellar quarter as the world’s largest retailer powers through a pandemic that has felled other national chains. The  Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer delivered a 56% increase in its fiscal third-quarter profits while revenue rose 5.3%. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Another booming quarter for Walmart, but sales are slowing

Nov. 17, 2020 12:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart turned out another stellar quarter as the world’s largest retailer powers through a pandemic that has felled other national chains. But sales at stores opened at least a year slowed in the three months that ended with October compared with earlier this year as the pandemic...

A delivery man passes by an ad for the Nov. 11 Sales Day in Beijing, China on Oct. 28, 2020. Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year's Singles' Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese shoppers splurge in world's largest shopping fest

Nov. 10, 2020 1:20 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year’s Singles’ Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the pandemic. The shopping festival, which is the world’s largest and typically...

FILE - This April 21, 2020 file photo shows a Hershey's chocolate bar with almonds in Philadelphia.  Hershey says its Halloween candy sales were up slightly this year despite lower enthusiasm for trick-or-treating amid the pandemic. Michele Buck _ chairman, president and CEO of The Hershey Co. _ said Friday, Nov. 6, 2020,  that earlier shipments of Halloween candy to stores helped boost sales.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Hershey's Halloween sales up despite fewer trick-or-treaters

Nov. 6, 2020 3:27 PM EST

Hershey says its Halloween candy sales were up slightly this year despite a lower turnout of trick-or-treaters amid the pandemic. Michele Buck — chairman, president and CEO of Hershey Co. — said Friday that earlier shipments of Halloween candy to stores helped boost sales. So did marketing messages...

Ahold Delhaize online sales soar amid global pandemic

Nov. 4, 2020 6:43 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Soaring online sales amid the global coronavirus pandemic boosted global retailer Ahold Delhaize's earnings in the third quarter, the company said Wednesday. Net sales at the company which owns the Stop & Shop, Food Lion and Hannaford stores in the United States reached...

A sign directs customers to the cheesemaking facility and store at Goot Essa in Howard, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Craig LaBan/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Amish cheesemaker preserves tradition with online sales

Oct. 10, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A ride through the rolling country roads of lush green Centre County farmland can feel about as far from the urban bustle of Philly’s restaurant rows as Pennsylvania can get. And that was especially true as we climbed the gravel drive past the barns and farmhouse fringed with...