McDonald’s says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety scandal in China. The results reflect what is likely to be just the beginnings of the fallout from a Chinese food scandal late last month.
The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company had previously said it expected the sales measure to be “relatively flat” for the year.
Good weather and a strong Memorial Day weekend helped car buyers ignore reports of recalls, pushing car and truck sales up more than ten percent in May.
The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales fell 1.4 percent in February at established U.S. locations. It blamed the harsh winter weather, but conceded that “challenging industry dynamics” also played a role.
CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.
For many people, the day after Christmas is a day to go back to the stores. It’s not just about exchanging what you got for what you really want, stores also are offering new sales to make up for a slow holiday shopping season.
The real estate magnate — who gained famed for scrutinizing contestants and firing ones he deemed incompetent on his “Apprentice” TV show — was the one on the hot seat as a plaintiff’s attorney grilled him over allegations he had engaged in a bait-and-switch.
Sellers say customers really began buying guns and ammunition when politicians started talking about making changes to firearm laws, CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.
The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.
Parents looking for the best deals on toys for their kids’ Christmas gifts can sleep in the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday.
How can back-to-school sales benefit you? Let me count the ways! Just because you might not have a child or a kid heading off to college doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of all the great deals that are out there.
The deadline is fast approaching for people who want a reserved seat for concerts at the Taste of Chicago, less than a week away.
Rain or shine can’t stop the newest addition to the vintage scene in Chicago. This covered show is conveniently protected from the elements in a parking garage in Uptown. Genius! Here’s my scoop from the season opener this past June.
A former federal court juror now has his own legal troubles for skipping out on jury duty in the middle of a trial.
Since the start of the recession, many of us have become avid sale shoppers and coupon clippers, but is all this bargain hunting really saving us money? Or is it just giving us a false sense of frugality?
Police say two students at Stevenson High School are now facing charges after an investigation into alleged drug sales.
You may not see a lot of shopping activity on the Magnificent Mile these days.
If gift cards are burning a whole in your kid’s pockets, there’s no shortage of after Christmas sales to choose from. Spend that hard earned Christmas cash, gift cards or store credit wisely. Stores are boasting big savings for the new year. According to Google, ecommerce sales from December 26-January 15th in 2011 were higher than they were on Black Friday.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… after holiday sales have begun! Starting the day after Christmas, you can find that most stores holiday merchandise has marked down to nearly 50% off the original pricing…
Many retailers are offering even deeper discounts on this day after Christmas and shoppers were already out early Monday morning, taking advantage of post-Christmas sales.