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Sears C.E.O. Seeks to Buy the Retailer?s More Valuable Parts
by By MICHAEL CORKERY
23 Apr 2018 at 9:30am
Edward Lampert made the unusual move of offering to have his hedge fund buy parts of Sears, including its Kenmore brand, as it struggles to pay down debt.
What Might Happen to Amazon?s Profit if It Paid Its Workers More?
23 Apr 2018 at 4:55am
Amazon does not disclose its total compensation expense, but its disclosure of median pay provides some insight on the impact of paying its employees more.
Amazon?s Critics Get New Life With Trump?s Attacks on the Company
by By CECILIA KANG, NICK WINGFIELD and DANIELLE IVORY
22 Apr 2018 at 1:24pm
Many of Amazon?s opponents have struggled for years to be heard. Now they have the country?s most powerful bullhorn ? President Trump ? on their side.
With a Glance Backward, Brooks Brothers Looks to the Future
by By TERI AGINS
21 Apr 2018 at 4:00am
The reinvention of the 200-year-old American brand by its brash Italian owner, Claudio Del Vecchio, has meant staying true to its past.
Party City Offers Ramadan Decorations, a First for a Big U.S. Retailer
by By MAYA SALAM
20 Apr 2018 at 6:23am
With Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, on the way, many Muslims see the items as a welcome addition to their festivities.
How to Be a Rebel Rebel
by By HAYLEY PHELAN
18 Apr 2018 at 1:33pm
See the ?David Bowie Is? exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, then let fashion?s perennial muse inspire you.
Hanky Panky, Made in the U.S.A. Since 1977
by By VALERIYA SAFRONOVA
18 Apr 2018 at 2:00am
The company known for making brightly colored thongs part of a white-collar woman?s wardrobe recently implemented an employee ownership structure.
Supreme Court Divided on Sales Taxes for Online Purchases
by By ADAM LIPTAK
17 Apr 2018 at 9:02am
The justices heard arguments about whether to overrule a 1992 decision that shielded many internet retailers from having to collect sales taxes.
Net-a-Porter Founder?s Next Act Is a Venture Capital Firm
by By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED
16 Apr 2018 at 8:59pm
Natalie Massenet, the fashion entrepreneur, has teamed up with the investor Nick Brown to invest in e-commerce start-ups.
Why We Should Be Optimistic About Retail
by By JOEL BINES and DAVID BASSUK
13 Apr 2018 at 2:36pm
Given the headlines, it would easy to think the retail industry is dying, but it has a long history of successful reinvention.