The 2008 recession hit more broadly, and retailers were stuck with a lot of inventory. This time, retailers had time to plan.
It's a sign Americans held back on spending during the start of the holiday shopping season.
Catalogs can grab people’s attention, if only for a moment.
They're trying to make a profit selling less stuff, but holding the line on prices.
It won't be as bad as early in the pandemic, but shoppers should plan ahead.
As goes the U.S. consumer, so goes the U.S. economy.
Retail sales growth slowed even as retailers offered early holiday discounts online and in stores.
Walmart is converting 42 warehouses that normally ship products to its stores so they can also fulfill online orders.
Hiring is down overall, but up for e-commerce jobs. Warehouse and shelf-stocking jobs have tripled compared to past years.