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Lululemon tries to get past transparent pants-gate

Dec 10, 2013
The yoga apparel giant appoints a new chief.
Posted In: Lululemon, athletic wear, clothes, Retail

More bosses let workers shop online during Cyber Monday

Dec 2, 2013
Companies say it's a morale booster and ensures that workers don't take the day off to shop at home.
Posted In: Cyber Monday, Retail, holiday shopping

A game plan to brave holiday shopping

Nov 29, 2013
Marketplace’s Sabri Ben-Achour braves the holiday shopping crowds to find out how opening on Thanksgiving Day affected this year’s sales figures.
Posted In: shopping, Black Friday, guides, Retail

Some hotels and restaurants piggyback on Black Friday mania

Nov 29, 2013
Black Friday discounts extend beyond flat-screen TVs, cashmere sweaters, toys and stocking stuffers
Posted In: Black Friday, Retail
People crowd the first floor of a Macy's before the store's midnight opening that kicks off the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. A social-media campaign to boycott Black Friday in protest of events in Ferguson, Missouri, has begun to take shape.

Shopping: As American as apple pie on Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2013
Stores are opening up earlier than ever this Thanksgiving, in an effort to lure shoppers. Not everyone is happy about it.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, Retail, shopping, Black Friday

Going to work on Thanksgiving -- not everyone is bummed about it

Nov 28, 2013
While you're eating turkey and enjoying time with family and friends, let's take a moment to acknowledge those who are working on this day.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, working, Retail

JCPenney tries to right the ship

Nov 20, 2013
JCPenney is trying to recover from a disastrous attempt to get rid of constant discounts.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, JCpenney

Social media focuses teen shoppers on clothing items, not brands

Nov 19, 2013
Sites like Pinterest and Instagram inspire young shoppers to mix and match. That's putting pressure on teen mall-store brands.
Posted In: clothing, Retail, social media, #ootd

Holiday shopping deals may not all be bargains

Nov 11, 2013
Stores and online retailers are trying to suck you in with emails, discounts, Black Friday promotions. But how much of a bargain are you really getting?
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, holiday shopping

Closing credits roll on Blockbuster, but why did it take so long?

Nov 8, 2013
Blockbuster's parent company said this week it will be shutting down its last remaining retail locations. But why do companies like Blockbuster hang on for so long?
Posted In: Retail, Blockbuster

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