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Small Business Saturday helps retailers who aren't caught in the supply chain

Nov 26, 2021
Smaller businesses that sell locally sourced goods, or provide services, don't always need faraway suppliers.
With some name-brand products delayed by supply chain issues, small retailers may see a boost this holiday shopping season. Above, Small Business Saturday signage in a New York City window.
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Malls turn to luxury retailers

Nov 23, 2021
Retail centers in wealthy neighborhoods with high-end shops have survived, but middle- and lower-tier malls may struggle.
Purveyors of luxury goods have largely fared better during the pandemic than lower-end shops.
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Why Target and others are giving workers Thanksgiving off

Nov 22, 2021
Employers want to keep their workers happy in this tight labor market — and holiday staffing is expensive.
Target announced that it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day going forward.
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LA's port problems have retailers worrying about empty shelves for the holidays

Nov 9, 2021
Retailers and manufacturers are anxious about holiday shopping as they monitor supplies on delayed cargo ships.
Lots of space on the shelves in the toy department of a Houston Target store. Delayed shipments are causing headaches for retailers as they look toward the holiday shopping season.
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Retailers work around supply snags to fill shelves ahead of holidays

Sep 7, 2021
Grappling with shortages as holiday shopping season approaches, merchants focus on products that are available.
The Macy's department store in Manhattan, Christmas Eve 2020. Responding to product shortages, merchants are modifying their offerings to emphasize available inventory.
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How on-demand warehousing creates space for entrepreneurs

Aug 25, 2021
“Our goal is to democratize logistics,” said Ben Euchus, co-founder and CEO of on-demand warehouse company, Flowspace.
Karlton Frazier, co-founder and CEO of The Manifest Company in his fulfillment center in Los Angeles. On-demand warehousing enabled Frazier to outsource storage and order fulfillment of his company’s yoga mats.
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Walmart will make local "white label" deliveries for other retailers

Aug 24, 2021
The retail giant already has a well developed "last-mile" delivery network in parts of the country.
Walmart announced Tuesday that it will be expanding its delivery service to handle shipments from other businesses in a "white label" shipping service called GoLocal.
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Did department stores train people to be difficult customers?

Aug 13, 2021
Amanda Mull, a staff writer at The Atlantic, argues that department stores had a hand in building class consciousness.
Customers shop at Macys department store in New York on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.
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Supply chain woes have retailers thinking ahead

Jun 9, 2021
They're already placing orders for the 2021 holiday season, but some things are easier to buy well ahead of time than others.
Some things (like decorations) are easier for retailers to purchase ahead of time to guarantee they'll be stocked for the holiday shopping season and avoid supply chain disruptions.
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How We Shop: A trip to the mall with a fashion business expert

May 12, 2021
Ever wonder why you keep seeing the same clothing trends in store after store? Or why a certain color is everywhere?
This spring, retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Anthropologie are carrying lots of pinks, pastels and "happy" styles.
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