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Jun 7, 2021

‘Tempers flare’: Retailers asking shoppers to help stop bad behavior against workers

A dozen retailers are collaborating on a campaign this fall to enlist customers to combat bad behavior against retail workers.

May 27, 2021

‘I am definitely getting out’: Shoppers returning to stores, though retailers face challenges

With more people getting vaccinated and dropping their face masks, retailers from Walmart to Macy's are seeing an eager return to their stores.

May 25, 2021

Consumer confidence ticks down in May but remains strong

Consumer confidence ticked down slightly in May but remains nearly as high as it's been since the pandemic began.

May 20, 2021

Kohl’s roars back in Q1, but 2021 outlook spooks Wall Street

Kohl’s raised its financial outlook for the year on Thursday, after a solid rebound in the first quarter from the devastating impact of the pandemic.

Jul 20, 2018

Grocery stores feel pressure to adapt

Food shopping is one of those menial tasks that everyone must do, so it seems that in the land of grocery retail, profits and expansion should always be steady. But the grocery industry is rapidly changing. With the rise of online shopping and Internet giants like Amazon purchasing Whole Foods, keeping profits in the black […]

Jun 30, 2016

Wal-Mart rolls out new payment app in Maryland

Wal-Mart released a new mobile payment app for Maryland shoppers today. The app, Wal-Mart Pay, allows customers to check out by simply using their phone camera to scan a picture of the cash register code, activating the app. The cashiers can then scan and bag the items, and the purchase is complete. The app works […]

Sep 8, 2014

Shop while you tweet

Twitter is testing a way to let users go shopping or make charitable contributions between tweets.

Jan 14, 2014

Holiday sales rise on discounts, online shopping

NEW YORK — Holiday shoppers were more than willing to spend during the holiday season, if they saw big discounts or were shopping online. Sales rose 3.8 percent from last year for November and December combined, according to the National Retail Federation’s analysis of federal figures. That was a healthy gain in a season that […]

Dec 22, 2013

Marathon to finish: Stores stay open as holiday shopping hits wire

NEW YORK — Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it — with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours. Kohl’s for the first time is staying open for essentially five days straight, from 6 a.m. last Friday through 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Macy’s and Kmart are opening some of their […]

Dec 8, 2013

Shopping for a living

What is it about colored shoelaces that could lead to a consumer revolution? Ask Rebecca Klein.

Dec 2, 2013

A household name? Small Business Saturday becomes better known

More shoppers know about growing consumer holiday.

Nov 12, 2013

More and more, Thanksgiving becomes another shopping day

NEW YORK — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via’s mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall. Now, Via says she’ll never host Thanksgiving dinner for her relatives again. “They barely finished,” says the 28-year-old who lives in Boone, N.C. “They thanked me and left their plates […]

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