retail

Boots to close 200 stores in UK

Boots has announced plans to close 200 stores in the United Kingdom, making it the latest big retailer to take the knife to costs.

Dressbarn going out of business

The retail industry suffered another blow Monday after Dressbarn's parent company announced it was shutting down the clothing chain's operations.

Walgreens raises minimum tobacco sales age to 21

Walgreens stores will no longer sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 starting September 1, the Walgreens Boots Alliance announced Tuesday. Boots is the UK division of the company.

Tiffany's holiday season even worse than it predicted

Tiffany & Co. already warned in January that sales during the holiday were weak. It turned out that demand for jewelry and other bling in the company's trademark blue boxes was a bit worse than what investors expected.