Lord & Taylor is abandoning plans to keep a store in the Fifth Avenue flagship it is selling, as the chain's owner closes more stores and focuses on online sales.
The nation's largest retail trade group says holiday spending rose a better-than-expected 5.5 percent, the strongest gain since the Great Recession.
Shares of Barnes & Noble are tumbling to all-time lows after airing some ugly holiday sales numbers.
As Hurricane Irma heads toward Florida, shoppers in the Miami area increased their spending on gas, food and plywood to board up their homes at a higher rate than Houston residents did before Harvey, according to spending tracker First Data Corp.
Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping.