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Walmart's way to growth

Feb 19, 2015
Walmart is the world's largest retailer, but what are its paths to growth?
Posted In: Retail, Walmart, growth

Lack of paid sick leave endangers healthy workers

Feb 5, 2015
Restaurant and retail workers are the least likely to get paid sick days.
Posted In: sick day, waiters, Retail
The scene outside an American Apparel store in New York City.

American Apparel closes a challenging year

Dec 31, 2014
As the company welcomes a new CEO, will changes boost American Apparel's bottom line?
Posted In: American Apparel, Retail, layoffs
Signs advertising deep discounts are typical in the days after Christmas. This one is at a store in Wellington, New Zealand.

The science and art of stocking holiday shelves

Dec 26, 2014
Retailers make educated guesses when ordering inventory. Their misfires make great after-Christmas deals.
Posted In: sales, Retail, holidays
A Walmart in Washington, D.C.

Wal-Mart aims to make a buck from your gift card

Dec 26, 2014
You can swap it for a Wal-Mart card, but you'll get less than face value.
Posted In: Walmart, gift cards, Retail
Signs advertising deep discounts are typical in the days after Christmas. This one is at a store in Wellington, New Zealand.

Retailers hope for one last Christmas shopping push

Dec 25, 2014
The day after Christmas falls on a Friday. Bad news for people who still have to work, good news for retailers hoping for shoppers.
Posted In: shopping, sales, Retail, Christmas
Children play with a Sulley Monster Mask in a toy store.

December shores up 'mom and pop’ toy shops, for now

Dec 16, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to Steve Presser, owner of Big Fun Toy Store in Cleveland.
Posted In: mom-and-pop shops, holidays, toy stores, Retail
Shoppers walk down Broadway in Manhattan in New York City.

Consumer sentiment and retail sales

Dec 12, 2014
The monthly Index of Consumer Sentiment has clues about holiday sales numbers.
Posted In: consumer sentiment, consumer, consumer confidence, Retail

The economic evolution of streetwear

Dec 11, 2014
Catering to a fashion hungry crowd with a penchant for the newest of the new.
Posted In: Retail, streetwear, sneakers

York & Fig: How gentrification flips a neighborhood

Dec 5, 2014
How do cheap mom & pop shops, check cashing places, and appliance repair stores get replaced by hot yoga studios, vegan-friendly restaurants, and third wave coffee shops?
Posted In: gentrification, highland park, Retail

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