One thing you can't buy online? Holiday nostalgia

Dec 4, 2019
Younger shoppers in particular value the brick-and-mortar shopping experience, research shows. Bash Party Goods takes that idea to heart.
Angela Wator hopes the in-store shopping experience draws consumers to her Chicago-based party store Festive Collective.
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Toys R Us plots its return ahead of the holiday season

Jun 24, 2019
Toys “R” Us could reportedly be coming back as soon as this year, but it probably won’t resemble the old big box chain.
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Online stores get physical

Feb 16, 2018
Warby Parker plans to have nearly 100 brick-and-mortar stores by the end of the year.

As retailers shutter stores, mall operators fight back

Jan 3, 2018
This year could see thousands of additional store closures in malls across the country, according to a new study from commercial real estate company Cushman & Wakefield. That’s on top of some 9,000 store closings last year. Mall operators are trying a variety of options to secure their own future. Click the audio player above […]

Sears’ strategy: Everything on sale, all month

Nov 24, 2017
The holiday season is here, and for Americans, it’s all about sales. One company in particular has an unusual strategy this year. Sears Holdings began sales on Nov. 1, and it’s offering discounts on everything in its Sears and Kmart stores. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.

Soda pop gives a family-owned grocery store a new life

Jul 6, 2017
John Nese of Galco's Soda Pop Stop in Los Angeles shares the history of his store and the soda it sells.
Galco's owner John Nese.
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What was behind Macy's decision to cut more stores?

Aug 11, 2016
A look at what drives brick-and-mortar retail strategy in an online-dominant era.
People walk past Macy's flagship store in Herald Square on Thursday in New York City. The retailer announced plans to close 100 stores nationwide.
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