Author: NATHANIEL MEYERSOHN, CNN BUSINESS

Dollar General to open 1,000 new stores

Dollar General remains one of the fastest-growing retailers in America, attracting customers with rock-bottom prices on snacks and household goods. It's so confident in that strategy that it plans to open 1,000 new stores in 2020, just as it has for the past several years.

Best Buy is ready for Black Friday

Only a handful of old-school retailers are thriving in the face of Amazon today. Best Buy continues to be one of those companies and is set for a strong holiday stretch.

Target is one of the hottest stocks of 2019

Target's CEO Brian Cornell talks often about the split in retail between winners and losers. Target is clearly in the winners' camp right now and is set to benefit during the holidays.

Kohl's makeover isn't working

Kohl's innovative strategy to draw customers into its stores won the company praise and fans on Wall Street. But shoppers are going elsewhere, and investors are losing confidence in Kohl's.

Gap is in trouble; spinning off Old Navy up in the air

Gap outlined a plan to rescue itself in February, and Wall Street was firmly behind it: The company would spin off its popular Old Navy brand in 2020 and focus on its own struggling flagship, as well as its Banana Republic, Athleta and Hill City lines.

Walmart wants robots in stores; Target doesn't

Walmart and Target are taking different approaches to adding robots in stores, a split that will have an impact on the companies' massive workforces and shape the future of automation in retail.