Kohl's Goes All-In On Amazon, Bringing Free Returns To Every StoreThe retailer started a test with Amazon at 82 stores in Los Angeles and Chicago at the time and has since added close to two dozen stores in Milwaukee to the pilot.
Mainstream Retailers Embrace Marijuana's Less Taboo CousinRetail sales of CBD consumer products in 2018 were estimated to reach as much as $2 billion, according to Cowen & Co. By 2025, that figure could hit $16 billion in retail sales, the investment firm predicts.
Macy's Unveils New Store Experience In 36 LocationsThe concept, which curates merchandise around a theme and rotates every four to six weeks, comes at a time when department stores like Macy's are trying to rethink how to better excite shoppers who are increasingly going online.
Target Raises Its Minimum Wage To $13 From $12With unemployment near rock bottom, retailers are under pressure to find qualified workers. In October, Amazon announced a minimum hourly wage of $15 for its U.S. employees.
J.C. Penney Closes More Stores As Sales DeteriorateJ.C. Penney posted net income of $75 million, or 24 cents per share, for the quarter. That compares with $242 million, or 77 cents per share, a year ago.
Payless ShoeSource To Shutter All Of Its Remaining U.S. StoresShoppers are increasingly shifting their buying online or heading to discount stores like T.J. Maxx to grab deals on name-brand shoes.
Time Is Ticking For Last Minute ShoppersThe National Retail Federation estimates that the typical American will spend more than $1,000 shopping for Christmas in 2018. It all adds up to about 720 billion dollars.
Small Businesses Must Get Creative To Attract Holiday ShoppersThis year the Chicago area has seen the demise of retailers like Carson's and Sears, who had difficulties adapting to new consumer habits.
Desperate For Labor, Retailers Offer Workers More HoursAdditional working hours are the main factor pushing household incomes higher, even as hourly wages have barely outpaced inflation.
With Few Seeing Second Act For Sears, Company Shares RoutedSears is based in Hoffman Estates and still employs 89,000 people.
Small Business Saturday In Full SwingAfter years of encouraging shoppers to buy gifts online, many stores want you to come visit in person and not just click and pay.