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Business’ Pushback Against Restrictive Voting Bills Gains Momentum

The pushback against new voting bills and laws in numerous states is growing with dozens of nation's largest corporations and business leaders signing a new statement objecting to “any discriminatory legislation." read more >
Investments / Public Companies

Target Powers Through Pandemic; Sales Growth Explodes in 2020

Target Corp. extended its strong streak through the holiday quarter and sales grew by more than $15 billion in a pandemic year, exceeding the company's annual sales growth over the past 11 years combined. read more >
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Nonprofits / Retail

Innovation Hub Partners With Best Buy on Teen Tech Center

Winrock International’s Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock announces a multi-year partnership with Best Buy to open and operate the first Best Buy Teen Tech Center in the state. read more >
Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

Orange Is the New Black (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

With apologies to author Piper Kerman, the Netflix comedy-drama’s title sums up this year’s holiday retail experience. read more >
Public Companies

Walmart, Amazon Offer Early Start on Holiday Shopping

Halloween is still weeks away, but retailers like Walmart and Amazon are hoping you'll start your holiday shopping now. read more >
A Target store in Martinsburg, Va. The retailer plans to open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to mark the start of the holiday sales season.
Public Companies

Pandemic Pushes Start of Holiday Shopping Earlier Than Ever

Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year in hopes of avoiding big in-store crowds and shipping bottlenecks in November and December. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Public Companies

List of National Retail Chains Requiring Masks Is Growing

Two major retailers join the growing list of national chains that will require customers to wear face masks regardless of where cities or states stand on the issue. read more >
A Sam's Club customer and employee wear masks inside a store. Walmart Inc. of Bentonville says it will require customers to wear masks in all its stores and clubs across the country.
Investments / Public Companies

Walmart to Mandate Masks in All Stores Starting Next Week

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville says that, starting Monday, it will require all shoppers to wear face coverings in its stores and clubs. read more >
The bill pits brick-and-mortar stores like Wal-Mart against online services such as eBay. Amazon.com, which initially fought efforts in some states to make it collect sales taxes, supports it too.
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Retail

US Senate Approves Bill Letting States Tax Online Sales

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes. read more >
The bill pits brick-and-mortar stores like Wal-Mart against online services such as eBay. Amazon.com, which initially fought efforts in some states to make it collect sales taxes, supports it too.
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Retail

Bill Takes Aim at Tax-Free Online Shopping

Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the U.S. Senate. read more >
Retail

The Great Online Price-Match War Escalates

Target Corp. says it will match prices of select online rivals year-round, a move that underscores how physical and online retailing are being meshed together. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Target Unveils Year-Round Online Price Match

Target Corp. is pledging to match prices of select online rivals year-round, a move that underscores how physical and online retailing are being meshed together. read more >
Media & Marketing / Retail

Today in Wal-Mart: Ad Wars, Alternative Stores and Assault Weapons

Checking in with the world's largest retailer, making news on several fronts involving price-matching, new store formats overseas and the sale of assault weapons. read more >
Public Companies / Retail

Black Friday Creeps Into Thursday

The nation's shoppers put the turkey down to take advantage of an early start to the holiday shopping season at stores including Wal-Mart and Target. read more >
Shoppers at a Wal-Mart store in Bentonville stand in line during Black Friday in 2011. The retailer plans to open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day this year.
Retail

A Sample of Wal-Mart, Macy’s & Best Buy Black Friday Deals

Retailers including Wal-Martare doing everything they can to make it easier for more finicky shoppers to spend money during the holidays. Here's a closer look at the incentives some retailers have begun offering this year. read more >
A look at Wal-Mart's app for iOS, which promotes this week's Black Friday deals.
Public Companies / Retail

How Wal-Mart, Other Stores Are Trying to Make Holiday Shopping Cheap, Easy

Retailers from Wal-Mart to Macy's are doing everything they can to make it easier for more finicky shoppers to spend during the holidays. Several are opening on Thanksgiving Day. Some are offering free layaway and shipping. Many are matching in-store prices with cheaper online deals. read more >
Retail

Report: ‘Showrooming’ Is Real, Could Influence Up to $1.7 Billion in Purchases

The number of shoppers engaging in showrooming during the 2012 holiday season is expected to increase by 134 percent, according to a report by IDC Retail Insights. read more >
Shoppers at a Wal-Mart in Bentonville snatch up flat-screen televisions during Black Friday 2011.
Retail

How Competitors Are Responding to Wal-Mart’s New Black Friday Plans

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is upping the ante on the holiday shopping season, planning to open its doors open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago. So how are competitors responding? read more >
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Retail

Wal-Mart Waits While Other Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Match Online Prices

This holiday season, Best Buy and Target Corp. plan to price-match their rivals, including online competitors like Amazon. But Wal-Mart Stores Inc. still hasn't decided what it will do. read more >