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Shut Out by Shoe Giants, ?Mom and Pop? Stores Feel Pinched
by By Murray Carpenter
18 Jun 2019 at 2:00am
A number of shoe companies have cut off many small retailers that were already struggling to adapt to shoppers? changing behavior.
Businesses Plead to Stop More China Tariffs. They Expect to Be Ignored.
by By Ana Swanson
17 Jun 2019 at 4:41pm
Companies say more tariffs would hurt businesses and consumers, but many have become resigned to the idea that president will do what he wants.
The Boutique Fitness Boom
by By Katherine Rosman
17 Jun 2019 at 9:30am
Can $40 exercise classes save the attenuated American mall?
Target Is Hit With Register Trouble Two Days in a Row
by By Derrick Bryson Taylor
16 Jun 2019 at 3:12pm
On Saturday, registers at the retail chain were down for two hours. The next day, there were more checkout problems.
?Catastrophic,? ?Cataclysmic?: Trump?s Tariff Threat Has Retailers Sounding A...
by By Nelson D. Schwartz and Sapna Maheshwari
16 Jun 2019 at 2:00am
Struggling to compete against online rivals, retailers could be forced to close more stores if tariffs hit Chinese footwear, toys and apparel, analysts say.
In Stores, Secret Bluetooth Surveillance Tracks Your Every Move
by By Michael Kwet
14 Jun 2019 at 8:19am
As you shop, ?beacons? are watching you, using hidden technology in your phone.
The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream
by By Ginia Bellafante
14 Jun 2019 at 2:00am
For generations, owning a small business has been a path upward for immigrants. That path is getting harder and harder to forge.
Store?s Bid to Shame Customers Over Plastic Bags Backfires
by By Anna Schaverien
12 Jun 2019 at 12:21pm
A Vancouver store introduced plastic bags with embarrassing messages to persuade customers to bring reusable alternatives. The bags became a surprise hit on social media instead.
Decoding Secret Florence
by By Guy Trebay
12 Jun 2019 at 8:28am
Brick-and-mortar retail is alive and well in the Renaissance city, a true wonderland for shoppers. But to find the best addresses, you need insider tips.
The Resurrection of Dolce & Gabbana
by By Vanessa Friedman
12 Jun 2019 at 7:43am
After last year?s debacle in China, the brand went dark. Now it may be on its way back.