Retail industry

Reporters take pictures of a Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the Nissan's first all-electric vehicle built in China, at the Nissan factory in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Sylphy is part of a wave of dozens of electric models planned by global automakers for China where the government is pressing them to accelerate development of the technology. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 27, 2018 - 8:12 am
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Nissan's first electric sedan designed for China began production Monday at the start of a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electrics being created by global automakers for their biggest market. Manufacturers including General Motors and Volkswagen are poised this year...
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FILE - This June 15, 2017, file photo shows bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. The nation’s largest grocery chain will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:53 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation's largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those...
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A chart on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rise of the S&P 500 index since 2009, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as the U.S. market is poised to reach its longest-ever bull run. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 22, 2018 - 12:14 pm
The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday, on track for the market's bull run to become the longest in history. Gains in technology stocks, retailers and energy companies outweigh losses in industrial firms and elsewhere in the market. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P...
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FILE- In this May 30, 2018, file photo shoppers look through the updated cosmetic department at a Target store in San Antonio. Target Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 22, 2018 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Target reported strong sales growth both at stores and online, helped by remodeled locations and new delivery services as well as a stronger economy. Like Nordstrom, Walmart and Home Depot, it also raised its outlook as retailers benefit from shoppers spending more freely. The...
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August 17, 2018 - 5:14 pm
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado will allow alcohol sales in the general concourse areas at Folsom Field for the first time in more than two decades. The university said Friday that after a four-year trial of limited beer and wine sales through "beer gardens," the sales will be extended to the...
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FILE- In this May 16, 2018, file photo, a man enters the JC Penney store at the Manhattan mall in New York. J.C. Penney Co. reports earnings Thursday, Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 16, 2018 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney reported a bigger-than-expected loss in its fiscal second quarter as a key sales metric fell well short of Wall Street's view. The department store operator also cut its full-year forecast again, and its shares plunged 24 percent. The dismal report, released Thursday,...
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This undated image provided by The Kroger Co. shows an autonomous vehicle called the R1. Kroger will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix. The grocery chain said the project will begin Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Scottsdale, at a Fry's supermarket, which is owned by Kroger. The Toyota Prius will be used for the deliveries, manned by a human to monitor its performance. During phase two in the fall deliveries will be made by the R1 with no human aboard. (The Kroger Co. via AP)
August 16, 2018 - 9:12 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kroger will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix. The biggest U.S. grocery chain said the project will begin Thursday in Scottsdale at a Fry's supermarket, which is owned by Kroger. Same-day or next-day delivery orders can be made online...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, a man pushes a cart while shopping at a Walmart store in North Bergen, N.J. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
August 16, 2018 - 7:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street's expectations for its fiscal second quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established stores. Its shares surged 10 percent before the opening bell Thursday. The report is...
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August 15, 2018 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that confident consumers are helping drive robust economic growth. The Commerce Department says retail sales rose at a 0.5 percent annual rate in July, after a 0.2 percent increase the...
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August 14, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kroger will start to sell some of its products to Chinese shoppers through a website owned by internet giant Alibaba, the latest move by the supermarket chain to boost its digital business. Cincinnati-based Kroger is working to catch up with Walmart and with Amazon.com, which bought...
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