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Today?s Supreme Drop Is All Over the New York Post
by By JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
13 Aug 2018 at 7:58am
A dramatic cover ad on the New York Post for the street wear company Supreme turned today?s tabloid into an impossible to find commodity.
As Barnes & Noble Struggles to Find Footing, Founder Takes Heat
by By ALEXANDRA ALTER and TIFFANY HSU
12 Aug 2018 at 1:34pm
Sales are falling and critics say the company lacks a direction, sometimes seeming to give priority to sales of gifts and tchotchkes over books.
Sales Tax Holidays for School Supplies May Deliver Less Than Promised
by By ANN CARRNS
10 Aug 2018 at 8:56am
The hype of tax holidays, one tax expert says, is out of proportion to the savings offered to shoppers. Plus, some retailers may raise prices as shoppers rush in.
Greetings (and Shopping) From Asbury Park, N.J.
by By HAYLEY KRISCHER
8 Aug 2018 at 9:00pm
Can vintage and salvage sellers bridge an economic divide?
Rite Aid and Albertsons Agree to Call Off Merger in Face of Opposition
by By MICHAEL CORKERY
8 Aug 2018 at 7:40pm
The deal was supposed to solve several challenges facing the two companies in a retail landscape turned upside down by consolidation and digital innovation.
Playing Catch-Up With Walmart, Amazon Offers Digital Grocery Pickup at Whole ...
by By MICHAEL CORKERY
8 Aug 2018 at 4:37pm
Amazon said its Whole Foods stores would let customers order groceries online and pick them up in person. Walmart already offers that service at nearly 1,800 stores.
15 Gifts to Make Your Host Smile
by By HAYLEY PHELAN
8 Aug 2018 at 12:42pm
Here, a batch of items that are sure to get you invited back to your friend?s summer house.
Prep Is Everything at Rowing Blazers. But Is Prep Alone Enough?
by By JON CARAMANICA
8 Aug 2018 at 9:17am
The spirit of the 2000s is alive and well at Rowing Blazers in SoHo.
Ikea Opens First India Store, Tweaking Products but Not the Vibe
by By VINDU GOEL
7 Aug 2018 at 12:25pm
The Swedish furniture giant opens in Hyderabad, India, this week. To appeal to customers, it is cutting prices, offering assembly and selling samosas.
Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery
by By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and BEN CASSELMAN
3 Aug 2018 at 2:00am
Unemployment among those without a high school diploma has declined by two-thirds since the economy?s low point, the latest jobs report shows.