Keeping you informed is one of our goals at The Motley Fool. So just in case you missed it, here's a recap of what happened during the week of Oct. 30 to Nov. 3 in the retail sector, as reported by our best and brightest.

The week started on a healthy note. Well, a semi-healthy note. Alyce Lomax reported that KFC, owned by Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), is phasing out the use of oil with trans fats. I wonder if the new oil will mess up "the secret blend of herbs and spices"?

Halloween came and went. We had our usual offering of Tricks and Treats, plus a bunch of new ideas for Halloween articles. In case you were wondering (and I know you were), I went out as Darth Vader, my daughter dressed up as Princess Leia, and my wife donned the Clifford the Big Red Dog costume again as we trick-or-treated with friends.

Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ:TXRH) reported its third-quarter performance, and Jeremy McNealy thinks the steak house is primed to turn around from its recent slowdown.

Have you seen the commercial where the King's image is superimposed over Steve Young from the San Francisco 49ers and makes a great run against the Minnesota Vikings for a touchdown? Or the one where he's supposedly doing amazing stuff on a motocross bike? If you have, I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did. Rick Munarriz enjoyed seeing Burger King Holdings' (NYSE:BKC) quarterly performance and wrote about it here.

This was a big day.

Guess? (NYSE:GES) continued to tear up the European runways. The fashion retailer's numbers continue to impress, which surprised our Seth Jayson, who's a Guess? bull in CAPS and follows the company religiously.

We also had news from an American staple and a new American trend. Papa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA) continues to sling great pies, and Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) is a whiz at translating burritos into cash.

Finally, CVS (NYSE:CVS), whose sole goal used to be to put a pharmacy at every intersection in the world, now has a new task. Not only did it report earnings, but also it reported that it's buying pharmacy benefits manager Caremark, and our Ryan Fuhrmann let you know his thoughts.

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Retail editor and Inside Value team memberDavid Meieris ranked 90 out of 12,074 inCAPSand does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned. You can view his TMF profilehere. The Fool takes itsdisclosure policyvery seriously.