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Retail 2020-11-25T21:17:40Z
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Head of Macy's Thanksgiving parade says 'tradition' is keeping the event alive this year as other major events get canceled nationwide

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a chance for a dose of normalcy and for the department store to promote its image as a company that gives back.
Premium Retail 2020-11-25T14:00:00Z
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At least 40% of retailers use dropshipping to expand their online inventory and compete with Amazon — and those numbers will only grow, experts say

With dropshipping, retailers can list products online without buying them from suppliers, and customers receive the products directly from suppliers.
Premium Retail 2020-11-25T13:10:00Z
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Off-price retailers like TJ Maxx are adding more niche brands to their vendor portfolio, but experts fear relying too much on lesser-known brands could lead to trouble growing sales

TJX, parent of TJ Maxx and Marshalls, recently said it's started to bring smaller, lesser-known brands into its stores.
Reviews 2020-11-25T23:45:21Z

eBay's Black Friday sale starts at midnight before Thanksgiving — here's what to expect

eBay has great deals year-round, but its Black Friday usually brings the best prices of the year. Here's what to expect for Black Friday 2020.
Personal Finance 2020-11-25T23:25:25Z

Now through November 30, you can save up to 60% on identity-protection plans from Identity Guard®

Through November 30, you can save up to 60% when signing up for identity theft protection with Identity Guard.
Personal Finance 2020-11-25T23:19:41Z

Now through November 30, you can save up to 60% on identity-protection plans from Identity Guard®

Through November 30, you can save up to 60% when signing up for identity theft protection with Identity Guard.
Retail 2020-11-25T22:53:19Z

People want smaller turkeys this Thanksgiving for their smaller gatherings, but supermarkets stocked up on big ones

As families plan smaller, COVID-conscious thanksgivings, the demand for smaller "hens" is outstripping bigger "toms."
Retail 2020-11-25T22:43:46Z

Victoria's Secret Lingerie replaces its CEO after bruising year of store closures and lawsuits

On Wednesday, Victoria's Secret announced a new CEO of the lingerie division without giving a reason for the change.
Retail 2020-11-25T22:06:20Z

Walmart has something Amazon doesn't to safeguard against holiday shipping delays: a network of brick-and-mortar stores that will serve as last-mile fulfillment centers

With industry experts expecting massive shipping delays amid the pandemic, both Amazon and Walmart are urging in-person pick-up for online orders.
Deals 2020-11-25T20:57:06Z

Many Amazon Black Friday deals are already live now — save on Eero routers, Sonos speakers, Apple iPads, and more

Black Friday 2020 officially starts the day after Thanksgiving, but Amazon has already released a nice handful of deals on Echo and Ring devices.
Premium Retail 2020-11-25T20:09:53Z

Want to shop American-made this holiday season? This Mark Cuban-backed startup offers a Chrome plugin that tells Amazon users where sellers are based.

Search engine Cultivate launched during the pandemic to help users find American-made products on Amazon. It already received backing from Mark Cuban.
Reviews 2020-11-25T20:06:16Z

Target's Cyber Monday sale is one of the best times to shop for gifts, here's everything you need to know

Cyber Monday 2020 is on November 30, and we expect Target to offer discounts on several categories, including tech and home, for the event.
Retail 2020-11-25T19:40:27Z

Stores like Walmart are changing Black Friday shopping to make it safer. Experts say none of it will matter if shoppers don't wear masks.

Experts say that mandates like reducing store hours may be unhelpful or detrimental, but enforcing mask-wearing and social distancing will help.
Retail 2020-11-25T19:06:56Z

Retail workers may face a higher risk than shoppers of catching COVID-19 on Black Friday, even as stores like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy increase safety measures

The NRF found that 50% of major retailers have no plans to hire additional security to enforce COVID-19 safety measures this holiday season.
Reviews 2020-11-25T19:00:40Z

We asked the experts if Black Friday or Cyber Monday is the better day to shop — and Cyber Monday has better deals overall

Is Black Friday or Cyber Monday better? It depends on how you shop and what you want. And early Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are available now.
Tech 2020-11-25T18:01:24Z

DoorDash is paying $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the food delivery company of stealing drivers' tips

The lawsuit claimed that DoorDash's controversial former model allowed it to keep millions of dollars in tips for drivers between 2017 and 2019.
Retail 2020-11-25T17:32:00Z

THE ONLINE GROCERY REPORT: The coronavirus pandemic is thrusting online grocery into the spotlight in the US — here are the players that will emerge at the top of the market

This report looks at the state of online grocery adoption before the shopping method became vital to many consumers amid the pandemic.
Retail 2020-11-25T17:30:00Z

The true story behind the name 'Black Friday'

The day after Thanksgiving isn't called "Black Friday" because many stores become profitable going "into the black." The day's origin is much darker.
Premium Retail 2020-11-25T17:17:13Z

REI will again close its doors on Black Friday, but the co-op's hourly workers want more than a day off — they want higher wages and stable schedules

REI retail workers told Business Insider they're subjected to reduced hours and unlivable wages that don't match the co-op's public-facing rhetoric.
Premium Premium 2020-11-25T17:00:00Z

[SLIDE DECK] Six Figure Side Hustles 2020

Whether you're doing it to pay off student loans or pursue an unfulfilled passion, you may be able to turn your side hustle into a high-paying career.
Premium Retail 2020-11-25T16:52:25Z

Experts say Procter & Gamble could acquire these 10 companies as coronavirus-prompted sales make personal and home care products attractive growth areas again

P&G has bought niche brands like Native Deodorant. Companies that make sustainable cleaners and bidets may make appealing acquisitions going forward.
Retail 2020-11-25T16:43:53Z

An Ohio man was arrested at Walmart after pulling out brass knuckles when asked to wear a mask, revealing a growing threat to retail workers this Black Friday

Workers are harassment and violence from anti-mask customers. But, this Black Friday, experts say the enforcement of mask policies is crucial.
Premium Retail 2020-11-25T16:13:01Z

Black Friday put GOAT on the map in 2015. Now the platform looks to win over more sneakerheads with its biggest giveaway yet.

"People there are into the hype, but for GOAT, it's about telling the story of why these sneakers are so special," GOAT CEO Eddy Lu said.
Retail 2020-11-25T15:30:00Z

How Jell-O went from a holiday dinner staple to having slipping sales

Jell-O has dropped $371 million in sales from 2009 to 2018. Once the star of dinner parties, Jell-O is now served as shots to college students.
Premium Retail 2020-11-25T14:52:07Z

A star SoulCycle instructor is accused of throwing a kiwi across the room in a fit of rage, as some insiders describe a belittling and inappropriate work culture

SoulCycle insiders say the company protected star instructors despite egregious behavior, and described a discriminatory, bullying workplace culture.
Retail 2020-11-25T14:28:00Z

This is what it was like to go to McDonald's in the 1950s

The first McDonald's franchise opened on April 15, 1955, and the experience of visiting the restaurant was vastly different than what we see today.
Premium Retail 2020-11-25T14:12:00Z

5 food brands that companies like Kellogg and General Mills may be eyeing for acquisition as they look to put profits to use

Mars's deal for Kind shows that food companies have cash to spend thanks to the pandemic. Brands with established distribution are most attractive.
Retail 2020-11-25T12:50:24Z

A $15 minimum wage means higher menu prices at restaurant chains, including Waffle House, Potbelly, and Texas Roadhouse

"The customer pays for everything," Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer said. "We don't have any other source of revenue other than the customer."
Retail 2020-11-25T00:14:39Z

J.Crew promotes the head of Madewell to take over the company, as its CEO exits after just one 'brutal' year leading the struggling clothing company

Libby Wadle is taking over for outgoing CEO Jan Singer, who lasted less than a year as the retailer struggles to turn its business around.
Retail 2020-11-24T23:01:00Z

Take a look at what technologies retailers are introducing to revamp the in-store experience

Brick-and-mortar retailers are introducing new technologies to revamp the in-store experience. Get a preview in our FREE Future of Retail slide deck.
Retail 2020-11-24T19:44:38Z

Stores are reducing Black Friday sales hours this year but experts says that could actually make shopping less safe

Walmart, Best Buy, and other big retailers are closing on Thanksgiving and cutting Black Friday hours.
Premium Tech 2020-11-24T18:05:39Z

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon's fashion chief told employees that 50 brands have inquired about selling in its new luxury store, as the company tries to shed counterfeit concerns

It shows Amazon's image among luxury brands may be slowly improving, after heavy investments in fashion and anti-counterfeiting efforts.
Premium Retail 2020-11-24T17:59:05Z

After our investigation into accusations of racism, bullying, and sexual harassment at SoulCycle, more on-the-record sources are making new allegations and naming names

SoulCycle insiders say the company protected star instructors despite egregious behavior, and described a discriminatory, bullying workplace culture.
Premium Retail 2020-11-24T17:48:00Z

A PepsiCo executive explains how Twitter and online restaurant menus are helping decide the company's new flavors and products

PepsiCo has created SodaStream flavorings and seaweed-seasoned snacks from the data, chief insights and analytics officer Stephan Gans said.
Premium Retail 2020-11-24T17:02:00Z

Peloton customers are furious over excessive order delays and lengthy wait times. It may hurt holiday sales and inflict lasting damage on the company's reputation, experts say.

As angry consumers take complaints to social media en masse, experts are raising concern over the impact on Peloton's previously sterling reputation.
Tech 2020-11-24T16:40:28Z

Amazon is teaming up with a government watchdog group to crack down on counterfeit products

The project is designed to mitigate Amazon's long-time fake goods problem, which has prompted Nike and Birkenstock to pull its listings.
Premium Retail 2020-11-24T16:39:00Z

Shoppers are still flocking to Home Depot and Lowe's during the pandemic, as experts question what a COVID-19 vaccine will mean for home improvement sales in 2021

Homebound shoppers have flocked to Home Depot and Lowe's for their do-it-yourself projects in 2020. But demand won't necessarily end after COVID-19.
Premium Retail 2020-11-24T16:23:00Z

Signet CEO Gina Drosos says the jewelry industry has been 'quite behind in developing e-commerce.' Here's how the owner of Zales and Jared has accelerated its move online during the pandemic.

Signet, which owns Jared, Kay Jewelers, and Zales, has rolled out some new digital capabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Premium Retail 2020-11-24T16:02:00Z

Meet 5 companies snapping up bankrupt 'zombie brands' like Radio Shack, Brooks Brothers, and Pier 1

Brand management companies like Authentic Brands Group are acquiring bankrupt brands like Brooks Brothers, Pier 1, and Anne Klein during the pandemic.
Retail 2020-11-24T15:48:16Z

Tiffany beats profit estimates as sales in China soar more than 70%. But lockdowns in the US and Europe could hurt the luxury jeweler's holiday sales.

Tiffany sales in China soared as consumers who couldn't travel to Europe made their luxury purchases at home instead.
Retail 2020-11-24T15:28:00Z

Best Buy's digital sales are still surging thanks to the pandemic — but the company warned things could soon slow down

November sales have been strong so far, executives said, but they warned some of that could be a "pull forward" of usual holiday shopping.
Retail 2020-11-24T15:01:40Z

Inside the invisible retail underclass working through the holidays, as Walmart and Amazon's booming online sales turn warehouse workers into 'the backbone of our economy'

Warehouse workers are facing a holiday season in which hazard pay has dried up, but COVID cases are once again on the rise.
Premium Retail 2020-11-24T14:44:02Z

How Nike unwittingly turned 'Got 'Em' into a symbol of hope and glory in the increasingly competitive sneaker world

Even beyond sneaker culture, "Got 'Em" has come to represent hope, victory, and success against all the odds.
Retail 2020-11-24T14:23:29Z

Ed Stack, CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods, steps down after 36 years at the helm. He will be replaced by president Lauren Hobart, the first Dick's CEO from outside the Stack family.

Ed Stack bought Dick's Sporting Goods from his father, Richard Stack, in 1984. "This is the perfect time for this transition," he said Tuesday.
Retail 2020-11-24T13:25:36Z

McDonald's teams up with Chrissy Teigen and John Legend for its latest celebrity collaboration — this time, for charity

On Tuesday, McDonald's launched a new social media challenge to support Ronald McDonald House Charities with Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.
Retail 2020-11-24T13:01:00Z

CEOs at chains like McDonald's and Waffle House stop fighting a $15 minimum wage — but say it could mean higher menu prices for customers

For years, chains have been battling against a federal minimum wage hike. Now, in 2020, some are giving up the fight.
Retail 2020-11-24T11:56:59Z

Amazon is encouraging shoppers to pick up their packages in person from stores as the e-commerce industry prepares for a delivery surge

The e-commerce giant is encouraging shoppers to collect their orders from its Amazon Books stores or neighborhood "hubs."
Retail 2020-11-24T03:01:00Z

THE BUY BUTTON REPORT: The introduction of SRC will turn the online retail payments industry on its head — here's how payments players can win in the new checkout landscape

This report lays out what SRC and its buy button are, how the button works for users and merchants, and obstacles between it and widespread adoption.
Retail 2020-11-23T21:35:58Z

Retail trade group says holiday sales could increase as much as 5.2% this year despite the pandemic thanks to a boom in online shopping

The industry group expects online and other non-store sales will shoot up by 20% to 30%, as compared with November and December 2019.
Premium Retail 2020-11-23T20:41:37Z

Equinox salaries revealed: Here's how much engineers, analysts, product managers, and more make at the luxury fitness company

Equinox is continuing its evolution from luxury gym chain to full-fledged lifestyle brand, growing its business and staff as it moves into new areas.
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