Brides to run no more at Filene's Basement

Nov 2, 2011
There's news today that there will be no more "Running Of The Brides" and it has the Marketplace Daily Pulse running on borrowed air today. The ...
Posted In: Retail, wedding

Neiman Marcus a little bit less exclusive

Nov 1, 2011
The high-end department store starts accepting Visa and Mastercard in hopes of attracting a younger, broader customer base.
Posted In: Retail

Mid-day Extra: This year's most popular Halloween costumes

Oct 31, 2011
What were the most popular Halloween costumes this year around the U.S.?
Posted In: Retail, Halloween, costumes

Fort Lauderdale gears up for boat show

Oct 27, 2011
Yachts have an $18 billion ripple effect on Florida's economy.
Posted In: Retail

Greek customers of U.S. products

Oct 25, 2011
Greece is not a major trade partner for the U.S. But there's one California company that has a very specific role in Greece right now.
Posted In: Retail

Happy Holidays, FedEx!

Oct 24, 2011
The Pulse today starts with a riddle: Why would good fortune for FedEx also be good for one of its arch-competitors, the U.S. Postal Service? Fe...
Posted In: fedex, holiday shopping, Marketplace Daily Pulse, Retail

Mid-day Extra: Christian Louboutin battles YSL for its soles

Oct 21, 2011
Luxury shoemaker Christian Louboutin filed an appeal this week to re-open a case it has against Yves Saint Laurent over what it sees as a copycat shoe.
Posted In: Retail, shoes, intellectual property

The return of the impulse buy

Oct 17, 2011
Retailers mix old approaches and new technologies so consumers can make quick decisions
Posted In: Retail

Walmart faces controversy in China

Oct 17, 2011
Walmart stores in the city of Chongqing, China, have been shut down after selling pork that was mislabeled "organic." But Walmart may be facing even bigger problems in the country.
Posted In: Retail

Gap has designs on expanding in China. Is it too late?

Oct 14, 2011
The Monitor Group's Torsten Stocker discusses the challenges Gap faces as it plans to close several U.S. stores by 2013 and triple its business in China.
Posted In: Retail