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WASHINGTON - When it comes to Washington's endless tax debates, Erin Calvo-Bacci - a small-time chocolate maker from Swampscott - spells out her frustration in bitter terms.
These big-name brands join a growing group of retailers that are experimenting with how chatbot technology can be leveraged for digital shopping.
With brick and mortar stores shuttering at a record pace, retail in the U.S. feels like it's at a tipping point. Many of the stores that once filled the malls of America have become "zombies," while online retailers capture ever more of the most ...
An ugly March meant retailers suffered their worst quarter in seven years, with sales down 1.4% in the first three months of 2017.
retailers are doing a delicate dance when it comes to handling the Ivanka Trump brand. Here's a list of some of the retailers who offer the brand and those who have scaled back or dropped the label: AMAZON: Carries a diverse assortment of products.
Nordstrom was the first major retailer in the political spotlight, saying in February that it would stop selling Ivanka Trump clothing and accessories after the current spring selling season based on steadily declining sales over the past year ...
Tom Chapman, a founder of, agreed. It was originally a bricks and mortar boutique; now 95 percent of the British fashion retailer's sales - which hit $253 million in 2016 - are online. But Chapman said boutiques and physical events ...
To command the prices, Downing said, he buys inventory by the truckload from retailers like Amazon, Target, Walmart and Kmart.
"Each of the winning retailers has shown commitment to promoting Minnesota grown and raised foods, and we're happy to commend their efforts today.
AT THE market - A group of furniture retailers and other industry leaders met over breakfast during High Point Market to discuss House Republicans' Border Adjustment tax proposal, the impact it would have on the furniture industry, and what should be ...
Three top U.S. retailers almost quadrupled their combined spending on lobbying in Washington during the first quarter of 2017, as they work to defeat a ...
Oklahoma City - The Cherokee Nation sued distributors and retailers of opioid medications on Thursday, alleging the companies have contributed to "an epidemic of prescription opioid abuse" within the tribe and have not done enough to prevent tribal ...
After all, hardly a month goes by without news of another retail chain closing stores - Payless ShoeSource, Bebe, and Rue 21, among many other suffering retailers, all announced plans to close stores this month. But it should be a real concern, for ...
retailers including Sears (S) and Macy's (M) are among the other large brick-and-mortar retailers also struggling with changing tastes in styles and shopping preferences.
These local retailers and others have hopped on the hottest trend in retail by offering food and drink to keep customers in the store and off online shopping sites.
clothing retailer Bebe Is Closing All 180 Stores 4:11 PM EDT. How This Female Tech entrepreneur From Uruguay Inspired Top US Execs 4:44 PM EDT.
Bay Area fashion retailer Bebe announced Friday it will close all of its stores at the end of next month, including three in the Sacramento region.
The luxury retailer is looking to its sales associates, those closest to shoppers, to gather human data: observations about how customers shop, what they say and their preferences.
Salt Lake City (AP) - Salt Lake City officials have submitted a bid in a last-gasp effort to keep Outdoor retailer trade shows in their city.
Like other retailers, executives at Bebe have tried to turn things around by ramping up its online business, but that has not been enough to make up for the losses.
"This expansion gives us the opportunity to offer shoppers an unprecedented array of retailers and brands to amplify the Allen Premium Outlets experience," Jeff Laski, the center's general manager, said in a prepared statement.
Five years ago, Brooklyn resident Brenda Moses was earning about $35,000 a year working as a sales clerk at Bloomingdale's (M) flagship store in New York ...
Though organizers of the Outdoor retailer trade show have made it clear they won't be returning to Salt Lake City in 2018, Salt Lake City officials have submitted ...
That's not to say that any retailer on a smaller scale than Amazon should ditch free shipping. Free shipping still offers benefits for retailers of all sizes. For one thing, customers clearly care about this perk. According to Walker Sands' 2016 Future ...
Harry Boxer sums up what the charts are telling him about these four stocks.
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Tanger Outlets retailers in Myrtle Beach are hiring more than 60 full- and part-time positions for the summer months at both locations.
FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2012, file photo, shoes from the Ivanka Trump collection are displayed at a Lord & Taylor department store in New York.
While it's obvious why a showroom is well-suited to a retailer dealing with high-end furniture, cars or other large high-ticket items, understanding how the concept translates to apparel retail requires more imagination.
This group began the 22-year period with double digit top-line growth, which inevitably slowed to the low single digits during 2011-2015 as the retailers reached the maturity stage of their life cycle. Some winners, such as footwear retailer Foot ...
Notable short-seller Andrew Left of Citron Research, who's been criticizing online furniture retailer Wayfair (W) for at least two years, says the company's ...
And Steve Meineke, the former president of Raleigh USA who recently stepped down as president of Keen footwear, said that whether you're a vendor or a retailer, build a "pathway to the consumer." And, he added, "get digitally competitive really fast.".
In Manhattan's prime retail districts, tourist traffic is down, rents are high, Trump is looming large and overstoring is about as bad as it is in Middle America.
"For the new phase we've selected three small retailers who are typical of the small businesses in every American community," French explains.
Shares of electronics and appliances retailer Harvey Norman Holdings and department store chain Myer Holdings slumped 3%, while electronics merchant JB Hi-Fi lost more than 1% in a flat overall market.
WAYNE - Wayne Hills Mall revitalization plans show the new building is expected to accommodate up to five retailers. The plans, approved in early 2016, include the construction of a 91,000-square-foot building to occupy the current mall's footprint of ...
Phoenix-based PetSmart said it has agreed to acquire Chewy, an online retailer of pet food and other products in a transaction that will extend PetSmart's capability and reach, allowing it to offer a wider selection of products and services.
Big Box retailers and many other popular chain stores - including Sears, JC Penney, Macy's, Payless, sports Authority, American Eagle, Radio Shack and many others - are closing their stores at a record pace so far this year.
Like other companies in various market sectors, the grocery industry is the next collapsing domino. Every day there is news about the grocery industry; the demise of Whole Foods, a new kind of food store, Amazon-Go, and the fast growing online grocery ...
According to the Harvard Business Review, brick-and-mortar retailers have been competing with Amazon's pricing since the online retailer's inception in 1994, strategizing ways to ramp up web operations, create value for consumers to visit a brick-and ...
Pepe the Frog has lived many lives for a sloppily drawn cartoon character. From an innocent meme on social media to a symbol for white nationalism, Pepe has now come to land on the clothing of a fashion retailer popular among millennial women.
Bankruptcies have skyrocketed to levels that have surpassed even the Great Recession, and it appears every week another retailer has announced a mass of store closings. In the past year, more than a dozen retailers have announced widespread store ...
While you may not automatically think of Urban Outfitters as your go-to shoe shop, the unexpected retailer is having a major sale on shoes up until April 24th--and we are taking full advantage!
Scottish retailers have reported another "disappointing" month, following a sharp fall in non-food sales. Total sales in March were 2.1% down on a year ago, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.
When 25-year-old Rose Temple shopped for these shoes at Everlane, the retailer displayed more than a picture and a price. "When you click on the item you want to buy, it shows you exactly where it was made and how much everything cost," Temple said.
But when the retailer revealed it was still carrying the brand, some Trump opponents took to social media to complain. Similar scenarios have been playing out as retailers try to navigate the political minefield of Ivanka Trump merchandise. Customers ...
But when the retailer revealed it was still carrying the brand, some Trump opponents took to social media to complain. Similar scenarios have been playing out as retailers try to navigate the political minefield of Ivanka Trump merchandise. Customers ...
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Motorists drive down First Street in Selah, Wash., Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The Selah Downtown Association's wants to make Selah more walkable with wider sidewalks, landscaping, benches along streets and mixed-use buildings to create a more vibrant ...