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Amazon Prime Day Brings Sales, and Risks, for Retailers
by By David Yaffe-Bellany
15 Jul 2019 at 12:00am
The emergence of a major discount shopping season in the middle of the summer may cost retailers scrambling to keep up with Amazon.
Extra! Extra! Starbucks Will Stop Selling Newspapers
by By Derrick Bryson Taylor
12 Jul 2019 at 2:21pm
Beginning in September, the coffee giant will no longer carry copies of three national newspapers and select local papers.
The $50 Dress That Conquered Britain
by By Elizabeth Paton
11 Jul 2019 at 5:41am
A polka-dot Zara dress has become the viral fashion item of the British summer, without conspicuous help from royals, social media influencers or celebrities.
5 Things to Avoid on Amazon Prime Day
by By Nathan Burrow and Ganda Suthivarakom
10 Jul 2019 at 7:00pm
Don?t fall for a bundle blunder.
Dean & DeLuca Closes Stores as Debts Pile Up
by By Julia Moskin
10 Jul 2019 at 12:55pm
The luxury food chain, which has closed locations in New York and California and let shelves in remaining stores grow bare, has stopped paying many of its vendors.
An #Instaworthy Deal: Reformation, the Fashion Brand, Sells a Majority Stake
by By Elizabeth Paton
10 Jul 2019 at 11:21am
Permira?s acquisition of the eco-friendly label underscores a recent shift by private equity firms from high-end to contemporary fashion.
Are 8 Out of 10 Women Really Wearing the Wrong Bra Size?
by By Anna Perling and Christina Colizza
10 Jul 2019 at 7:32am
Retailers are fixated on a pervasive statistic that says 80 percent of women are buying the wrong bra. Why?
Shopping Can Make You Famous
by By Sanam Yar
9 Jul 2019 at 2:00am
Bella McFadden?s thrift-store finds have gained her a following of Gen Z shoppers who hunger for the ?90s they never experienced.
Kohl?s Is Betting on Amazon Returns to Drive Sales
by By Sapna Maheshwari
8 Jul 2019 at 12:47pm
The retailer wants to draw more people into its stores, and it hopes that packing, labeling and shipping returns for the online behemoth will help.
The Man Who?s Putting More Sex Toys on Walmart?s Shelves
by By Katie Van Syckle
3 Jul 2019 at 9:38am
?I want to become the Kleenex of sex toys,? says Jamie Leventhal, whose small consumer products company was tapped by the giant retailer to create a new line.