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Oct 21, 2019
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Teens haven't spent so little since 2011 — survey

by Erika Beras Oct 8, 2019
Phones, food and clothes continue to be in; handbags are right out.
A group of teens look at a photograph they took on a smartphone in Times Square in New York City in 2017.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Toys R Us and Target make a holiday deal

by Marielle Segarra Oct 8, 2019
The toy store's creditors — basically a bunch of banks — are trying to figure out how to make money from the brand.
Black Friday 2015, better days for Toys R Us.
Yana Paskova/Getty Images

When the mall "anchor" is a medical center

by Amy Scott Sep 13, 2019
More shopping centers are turning to non-retail tenants.
A Forever 21 store in Chicago in 2014.
Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Forever 21

What happens when retailers pass along tariff costs to customers?

by Marielle Segarra Sep 5, 2019
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
The Federal Reserve releases the Beige Book several times a year. Above, the Fed building in Washington, D.C., in 2008.
Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Why REI is embracing "re-commerce"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Aug 1, 2019
Consumers today are "less interested in buying stuff and accumulating more things," said REI CEO Eric Artz.
As part of environmental stewardship efforts and changing consumer preferences, outdoor gear retailer R.E.I is doubling down on rentals and used gear sales.
Courtesy of R.E.I. Co-op

A Montana mall faces back-to-school shopping ... without department stores

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban Jul 23, 2019
Butte Plaza Mall in Montana has diversified its tenants in order to survive, which might mean it loses out on seasonal shopping spikes.
The interior of a mall in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
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Uber partners with Cargo to sell luggage, makeup and electronics

by Marielle Segarra Jul 17, 2019
It's an old marketing technique: selling to a captive audience.
An Uber car waits for a client in Manhattan in 2017.
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Retail spending rose in May. Here's what folks are buying.

by Justin Ho Jun 14, 2019
Sales rose, and many of the gains were in discretionary categories.
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Unpredictable schedules are part of the retail gig but new policies could change that

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jun 13, 2019
But there are budding efforts to give hourly workers in those fields more dependable hours.
Many retail and service workers have to work night shifts and then return to work the next morning, dubbed "clopening."
Bradley Gordon via Flickr

Walmart wants to deliver groceries straight into your fridge

by Jack Stewart Jun 10, 2019
The retailer says its associates will do the shopping for you, from its aisles to your kitchen.
Walmart plans to start offering in-fridge deliveries for select customers.
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