Marketplace has been following three American small businesses during this unprecedented holiday retail season. Here's how things went.
The 2008 recession hit more broadly, and retailers were stuck with a lot of inventory. This time, retailers had time to plan.
Even with the rollout of vaccinations and federal action on a relief package, many consumers are wary about the future.
We’re expecting record online sales this holiday season, and shippers are having a hard time keeping up.
It might depend on what is sold and where it's sold. We check in with three business owners to see how things look in the middle of the holiday shopping season.
People are shopping online more, buying gifts for fewer people — and in some cases, changing up what they usually give.
It's a sign Americans held back on spending during the start of the holiday shopping season.
Sales estimates are all over the place. Small business owners are hoping to ride out the uncertainty.
Delivery giants like DHL Express have prepared for a unique workload by adding to their aviation fleets.
"All the pandemic has done is shine a horrifyingly clear spotlight on every inequality in our community. And my community is the book community."
Independent bookseller Hannah Oliver Depp is struggling with suppliers in her mission to tell the stories of struggling people.