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Retailers Results Point to Cloudy Holiday Retail Picture

Results from Macy's, Kohl's and Gap on Thursday further underscored the cloudy picture for U.S. retailers heading into the start of the holiday season. read more >
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Public Companies / Retail

Amazon to Hire 150K Seasonal Warehouse Workers

Amazon says it will hire 150,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees across its warehouses ahead of the holiday season. read more >
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Target to Spend More Than $2B at Black-Owned Businesses

Target Corp. will spend a total of more than $2 billion at Black-owned businesses by 2025 as part of its effort to advance racial equity. 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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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.
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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 >
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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 >
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Walmart, Target Outbox Department Stores in Reshaped World

The future of the post-pandemic retail economy in the U.S. looks both boxy and digital, as Walmart, Target and Amazon keep growing. read more >
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National Retail Federation Forecasts Solid Holiday Growth

The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, forecasts that holiday sales will rise between 3.8% and 4.2% even as uncertainty looms over an escalating trade war with China. read more >
Walmart is adding to an army of 30,000 personal shoppers to power its new grocery delivery service. The workers also  select groceries for pickup customers.
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Walmart Rolls Out Unlimited Grocery Delivery Subscription

Walmart is rolling out an unlimited grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business. read more >
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CVS, Walgreens Urge Against Open Carry in Stores

CVS and Walgreens, as well as grocery chain Wegmans Food Market, have joined the chorus of retailers requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in their stores. read more >
Investments / Public Companies

Retailers’ Results Show Sharp Divide Between Losers, Winners

While big-box stores and off-price retailers have responded faster to shoppers' increasing shift online, many mall-based clothing chains and department stores continue to suffer weak sales. 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.
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No Misfires From Target in Second Quarter and Profits Soar

Target topped expectations in just about any way measureable during the second quarter as it pushes faster delivery and invests heavily in new private label brands. read more >
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Arkansas Companies Dealing With Tariff CostsLock Icon

President Trump's tariffs of 25% on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods is making some Arkansas business either absorb their price increases or pass the cost hikes to their customers. read more >
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Retailers, Shoppers Could Feel More Pain If Tariffs Spread

An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving consumers to carry the load. 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.
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Target’s Beats 1Q Estimates As Online Strategy Pays Off

An aggressive campaign at Walmart rival Target to let customers do more online is paying off. read more >
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Walmart Begins Rolling Out Next-Day Shipping

Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars. The retailer says next-day delivery will roll out to 75% of the U.S. population by year-end. read more >
Walmart is adding to an army of 30,000 personal shoppers to power its new grocery delivery service. The workers also  select groceries for pickup customers.
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Walmart Challenges Amazon with Grocery DeliveryLock Icon

Shortly after Walmart opened its first Supercenters with food markets in 1988, top executives began to see groceries as the retail titan’s future bread and butter. Now Walmart is America’s biggest grocery seller, and food is becoming ammunition in the Bentonville company’s online duel with Amazon. read more >
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Target, Walmart, Importer Sued Over Lead in Toy Jewelry

Two of the nation's largest retailers and a third company are named in a New York lawsuit claiming the companies imported and sold children's toys with lead levels up to 10 times higher than federal limits. read more >
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For Retailers, the Smartphone is Future of Store Experience

Retailers now consider the smartphone their friend. They're giving shoppers more control over the experience with app features that let customers do scan and pay, as well as download digital maps — and replicate the online experience. read more >