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Costco members are going to see higher fees this June

Mar 3, 2017
Basic annual memberships for the warehouse club retailer will cost $60.
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What Trump's border tax could mean for retail companies like Target

Feb 15, 2017
Chief executives of some of America’s largest retailers will meet with President Donald Trump today to talk about job creation and the economy. They’re also bending the ears of members of Congress to express opposition to a possible border adjustment tax, which is part of a House Republican blueprint for tax reform. The proposal would, […]

How some retailers are tracking you as you walk down their aisles

That coupon for tissues you just found on your phone? That wasn't an accident.
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Wal-Mart touts new jobs in 2017

Jan 17, 2017
The nation’s largest private employer is expanding in some areas, contracting in others.

Retailers brace for return fraud in the holiday season

Dec 26, 2016
Fraudulent schemes include "wardrobing" and the return of shoplifted items.
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Black Friday blues? Maybe VR shopping is the answer

Nov 25, 2016
Heading to your Black Friday shopping destination? You’re probably prepared for a crowded, frantic and stressful time. Wouldn’t skipping the mall be nice? Chinese retail giant Alibaba recently used virtual reality to allow Chinese shoppers to buy items within stores across the world, including Macy’s and Target. But how soon will we see it here?  […]
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Retailers looking to save on labor costs turn to automation

Nov 25, 2016
As you hit the shops for the holidays, don’t be surprised if you see more automated systems there to help you find stuff, set up home delivery, check out at the register. Big retailers like Wal-Mart, Lowe’s and Whole Foods, and fast-food chains like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Panera Bread are all rolling out more touchscreen […]
A customer picks up his lunch from an automated cubby at Eatsa, a fully automated fast food restaurant, in San Francisco, California. 
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Ever wonder how coupons work?

Mar 28, 2016
2.4 billion paper coupons were redeemed last year alone.
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Chief... what? The key exec role at many retailers

Sep 23, 2015
A chief merchant helps mold a retailer's brand, with 'some risk-taking involved.'

Dress like Olivia Pope with help from 'The Limited'

Sep 15, 2014
Why are retailers increasingly creating show branded clothing? Is it successful?