Smaller businesses that sell locally sourced goods, or provide services, don't always need faraway suppliers.
Retail centers in wealthy neighborhoods with high-end shops have survived, but middle- and lower-tier malls may struggle.
Employers want to keep their workers happy in this tight labor market — and holiday staffing is expensive.
Retailers and manufacturers are anxious about holiday shopping as they monitor supplies on delayed cargo ships.
Grappling with shortages as holiday shopping season approaches, merchants focus on products that are available.
“Our goal is to democratize logistics,” said Ben Euchus, co-founder and CEO of on-demand warehouse company, Flowspace.
The retail giant already has a well developed "last-mile" delivery network in parts of the country.
Amanda Mull, a staff writer at The Atlantic, argues that department stores had a hand in building class consciousness.
They're already placing orders for the 2021 holiday season, but some things are easier to buy well ahead of time than others.
Ever wonder why you keep seeing the same clothing trends in store after store? Or why a certain color is everywhere?