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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.
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

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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Cash-back shopping savings, but at what price?

by Rachel del Valle May 24, 2019
Between the tendency to spend what’s recouped and the surrender of personal data, it’s worth thinking about the quid pro quo.
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Urban Outfitters enters the clothing rental business

by Renata Sago May 22, 2019
It's the latest company to join this fast-growing retail market, but why?
Urban Outfitters is the latest company to enter the fast-growing retail rental industry.
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Nordstrom goes small with "Local" stores

by Renata Sago May 20, 2019
It's about square feet and making moves away from malls.
A tailor alters clothing at the Nordstrom Local shop in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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The party balloon business rises, even without helium

by Amy Scott May 10, 2019
After all, air is free.
A Party City store is seen on May 10, 2019 in Miami, Florida.  Party City announced that it will shutter 45 stores in 2019 due to a global helium shortage.
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