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Macy's settles up in profiling case

Aug 20, 2014
The department store will pay $650,000 and pledges to change its practices.
Posted In: profiling, Retail, Macy's, race
Consumer spending

Why isn’t the American consumer spending?

Aug 13, 2014
Retail sales stalled last month. They're at their weakest reading since January.
Posted In: consumer spending, Retail, low wage

Snobby salespeople sell more luxury goods

May 16, 2014
Customers are more likely to buy luxury goods from rude, snooty, or aloof salespeople.
Posted In: psychology, Retail

The struggles to unionize workers in Bangladesh

May 7, 2014
Labor unions in Bangladesh continue to struggle for expanded worker rights.
Posted In: Bangladesh, Rana Plaza, Retail, garment factories, Labor Unions, factory workers, unions
Americana Clock

Malls are dead, long live the mall

Apr 17, 2014
Rick Caruso of The Grove says shopping centers are in the entertainment business.
Posted In: shopping mall, commercial real estate, Retail

PODCAST: Warm reception for retail

Apr 14, 2014
Congress is out for recess, but not to play. And a look at France's proposed new rules for workplace messaging after hours.
Posted In: Retail, Congress, France
Gustin

Burning down the house that Levi's built

Apr 8, 2014
The brains behind "the first crowd sourced fashion company".
Posted In: Retail, jeans, Gustin, crowdsourcing

PODCAST: Dealing with high frequency trading

Apr 1, 2014
Retail store are looking to get more foot traffic with cell phone charging stations. And Netflix gets Frank Underwood to lobby for them.
Posted In: Wall Street, high frequency trading, netflix, house of cards, cell phones, Retail

Shop and charge: stores offer cellphone charging

Mar 31, 2014
Brick-and-mortar shops are providing free cellphone charging
Posted In: cell phones, Retail

Walmart's "Black Friday" of garden supplies: More than a marketing ploy

Mar 20, 2014
Is there really a Black-Friday-like demand for gardening and outdoor supplies in the spring?
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, Black Friday

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