Consumers today are "less interested in buying stuff and accumulating more things," said REI CEO Eric Artz.
Butte Plaza Mall in Montana has diversified its tenants in order to survive, which might mean it loses out on seasonal shopping spikes.
It's an old marketing technique: selling to a captive audience.
Sales rose, and many of the gains were in discretionary categories.
But there are budding efforts to give hourly workers in those fields more dependable hours.
The retailer says its associates will do the shopping for you, from its aisles to your kitchen.
Between the tendency to spend what’s recouped and the surrender of personal data, it’s worth thinking about the quid pro quo.
It's the latest company to join this fast-growing retail market, but why?
It's about square feet and making moves away from malls.
After all, air is free.