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Macy's furloughs are a sign of COVID-19 troubles for big retailers

Mar 31, 2020
Analysts expect other department stores will follow suit this week.
While brick-and-mortar stores are closed, a lot of big retailers are trying to sell this season’s clothes at a discount online.
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Brick-and-mortar retail has a COVID-19 cleaning problem

Mar 12, 2020
Stores are adding policies to help customers feel safe.
How is Sephora handling people sharing makeup samples in store during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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Why so many people are shopping secondhand

Feb 26, 2020
And how retailers are trying to get into the resale market.
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Is the "must-have" toy a thing of the past?

Feb 19, 2020
According to the NPD Group, toy sales dropped by 4% last year.
Toy sales were down this past season partly because there was no "must-have" toy.
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Walmart focuses on freestanding clinics

Feb 17, 2020
New Walmart Health facilities in Georgia have separate entrances and they look like clinics, not Walmart stores.
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What will it take for in-home delivery services to grow?

Feb 12, 2020
In the grocery wars, every innovation counts.
Walmart InHome Delivery associate Nick Burmaster puts on the camera that will livestream the day’s deliveries.
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Billions of dollars are tied up in unused gift cards

Feb 6, 2020
More than the deposits held by many banks, according to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
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In buying Forever 21, mall owners buy themselves some time

Feb 3, 2020
Nearly half of the malls owned by Simon Property Group and Brookfield have a Forever 21 in them.
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A look at why retailers may be closing so many stores

Jan 21, 2020
Are retailers shedding space because they have too much or because they're not giving customers the best store experience?
People walk through a nearly empty shopping mall in March 2017 in Waterbury, Connecticut.
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When does it make sense for a company to split in two?

Jan 17, 2020
Last year, Gap announced it would sell off Old Navy. This week, it changed its mind. Why?
An Old Navy and a GAP store in Times Square, New York City.
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