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Mar 19th, 2021
Jeans Co. Files Chapter 11
Extended closures of its stores in the pandemic have hurt its business.
Apr 13th, 2020
More Volunteers are Producing Masks
One woman began organizing friends to make masks after learning her daughter, a nurse at a suburban Detroit hospital, was told to wear the same mask all day.
Mar 24th, 2020
Retail Sales Fall 0.5% in Feb
Economists said they were looking for even weaker numbers in coming months.
Mar 17th, 2020
How Virus Could Impact the Toy Business
Amid quarantines and shutdowns, just about 30% of the workers needed are at toy factories in China.
Mar 4th, 2020
Walmart to Launch Amazon Prime Rival
The discounter would reportedly have certain perks that the online leader couldn't offer.
Feb 28th, 2020
Virus Fear Touches Off Global Run on Face Masks
In the US, Walgreens, Home Depot, Lowe’s and True Value Hardware are reporting a sharp uptick in sales of masks over the past several weeks.
Feb 28th, 2020
Cancer Survivors Pioneer New Products
These so-called cancer-entrepreneurs say they're filling gaps in the marketplace.
Feb 20th, 2020
Businesses Struggle to Fix Supply Chains Hit by Virus
Global supply chains remain widely disrupted for businesses across the world that have built deep connections to China.
Feb 12th, 2020
Coronavirus Threatening China Importers
In order to meet deadlines for summer goods, retail experts say that Chinese factories would need to start ramping up production by March 15.
Feb 4th, 2020
Walmart Tests Higher Starting Wages
These workers will be trained and empowered to develop broader retail skills, and will gain an extra dollar per hour.
Jan 27th, 2020
Luxury Stores Adapt to Changing Shopper
For luxury department stores that once had a lock on where the well-heeled could shop, online competition has forced them to reimagine their approach.
Dec 24th, 2019