Love is fleeting, but that diamond . . .

Jul 30, 2007
When the relationship isn't meant to be, that diamond ring isn't going to do much good on your finger. But Sean Cole found out that it can still be a tough sale.
Posted In: Retail

Can Crocs go the distance?

Jul 27, 2007
The craze for Crocs footwear has outlasted most analysts' projections. It announced yesterday its 2nd-quarter earnings tripled. Yet, it could be tricky for the Colorado-based shoemaker to keep up the pace. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

What did we say?

Jul 24, 2007
Kai Ryssdal hears from listeners about the origins of modern-day advertising, working with overseas vendors and ethical concerns about killer robots.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Netflix tries lower prices to stay ahead

Jul 23, 2007
Staying competitive in the face of Blockbuster's aggressive online campaign, Netflix announced more price cuts for some of its services. Jeff Tyler explores the lastest in the DVD rental price war.
Posted In: Retail

Delivering to the global economy

Jul 23, 2007
Globalization has played a large part in the strong growth of United Parcel Service. Kai Ryssdal talked to CEO Michael Eskew about how the business has changed -- and stayed the same.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

Starbucks heads south of the border

Jul 23, 2007
The seemingly everpresent coffee-and-lifestyle retailer is looking to perk up its stale stock numbers with a caffeinated push in Tijuana, the busiest border crossing in the world. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico, Retail

It's a Starbucks world after all

Jul 19, 2007
Independent coffeehouses are finding it increasingly challenging to compete against the big corporate chains setting up shop all over New York City. Rents are rising and cafes operate in small change. Lisa Chow looks at what they're doing to survive.
Posted In: New York, Retail

Suit maker finds a good fit in U.S.

Jul 18, 2007
Hickey Freeman has been making men's suits for more than a century. The American company refuses to outsource production, but it still has had to make unconventional changes. Daniel Weiss reports.
Posted In: New York, Retail

A Google search for every site

Jul 17, 2007
The search-engine juggernaut launches a new service that allows individual websites to use the famed Google search engine as their own. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail

Retail's down, consumer hopes are up?

Jul 13, 2007
The Commerce Department said June retail sales posted their steepest drop in nearly two years compared to May. Yet, at the same time, consumers said they're more optimistic about the economy and their pocketbooks. Jill Barshay sorts it out.
Posted In: Economy, Retail