Gas Prices Force Many to Rethink Driving, and Spending

As summer trips beckon, some are traveling less, at least by car. And those candy bars at the convenience store may find fewer takers.

#consumer-behavior, #inflation-economics, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shopping-and-retail, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-economy

Why Coupons Are Harder to Find Than Ever

Brands and retailers are shifting away from the clipped newspaper discounts, and the digital version hasn’t grown fast enough to catch up.

#advertising-and-marketing, #consumer-behavior, #coupons, #customer-loyalty-programs, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Retail Workers Increasingly Fear for Their Safety

Assaults at stores have been increasing at a faster pace than the national average. Some workers are tired of fearing for their safety.

#kroger-company, #national-retail-federation, #safeway-inc, #shoplifting-and-employee-theft-retail, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #united-food-and-commercial-workers-union, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Becomes a New Way to Pay for Guns

Credova, a little-known fintech company, is leading the way in offering installment plans to buyers of guns and hunting supplies.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #firearms, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #shopping-and-retail, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

How Sabyasachi Made the Sari Haute

As his country’s most famous designer, Sabyasachi has persuaded Indians to see the luxury in their fashion heritage. Can he persuade Americans too?

#beauty-concept, #content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #handicrafts, #indian-americans, #kolkata-india, #luxury-goods-and-services, #marriages, #mukherjee-sabyasachi, #shopping-and-retail, #silk-and-silk-goods, #weddings-and-engagements

Tesla Is Forcing the Auto Industry to Rethink How It Sells Cars

Tesla shifted to selling cars entirely online in 2019. Now, some established automakers, like Ford, are talking about taking a similar approach.

#automobiles, #computers-and-the-internet, #customer-relations, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #farley-james-d-jr-1962, #ford-motor-co, #lucid-motors-inc, #musk-elon, #rivian-automotive-llc, #shopping-and-retail, #tesla-motors-inc

Why Are Bathing Suits So Expensive?

Inside the construction of a one-piece swimsuit, a complicated symbol of “the most vulnerable time of the year.”

#bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #content-type-service, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail

Biden to Visit Port of Los Angeles, Casting Inflation as a Global Problem

The visit to the nation’s busiest entry point for goods comes as President Biden struggles to show progress on resolving supply chain issues that are fueling inflation across the country.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #freight-cargo, #inflation-economics, #los-angeles-calif, #port-of-los-angeles-calif, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Get In, We’re Going to Save the Mall

Shopping malls across the country are closing. But the mall was designed for change.

#architecture, #halprin-lawrence, #real-estate-commercial, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #suburbs, #thompson-jane-1927-2016

Target Will Cut Prices to Clear Out Unwanted Inventory, Taking a Profit Hit

The move shows how inflation and changing consumer behavior are souring the business outlook for many retailers.

#company-reports, #consumer-behavior, #shopping-and-retail, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #target-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc

After a Bumper 2021, Companies Might Struggle to Increase Profits

Businesses face headwinds as demand weakens, the Federal Reserve raises rates and government stimulus programs end.

#company-reports, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #inflation-economics, #shopping-and-retail, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #supply-chain, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Wall Street’s Losing Streak Ends, but Uncertainty That Drove It Lingers

As stocks have tumbled this year, predictions that the selling is over have been wrong time and again.

#consumer-behavior, #credit-and-debt, #federal-reserve-system, #gross-domestic-product, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-economy

Vintage Lovers With a Dollar and a Dream

For years, dedicated shoppers have spent their Sundays searching for second-hand goods at Jet Rag’s $1 sale.

#e-commerce, #fashion-and-apparel, #shopping-and-retail, #west-hollywood-calif

Global Brands Seek Clarity on Xinjiang

Companies that sourced cotton from the region in China are weighing evidence of forced labor, a lack of visibility into operations and new regulation.

#bachelet-michelle, #cotton, #eileen-fisher-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #patagonia-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

Inside the Apple Store Battle for Union Representation

Weary from the pandemic and pressured by inflation, retail employees of the tech giant are holding votes on whether to unionize.

#apple-inc, #communications-workers-of-america, #computers-and-the-internet, #organized-labor, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries

It’s Emma Rogue’s Downtown Now

The clothing seller is building a vibrant and eclectic community of TikTok style stars, D.I.Y. designers and vintage fanatics.

#content-type-personal-profile, #fashion-and-apparel, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny, #rogue-manhattan-ny-retailer, #rogue-emma, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #thrift-shops, #your-feed-fashion

Stocks tumble as poor results from Target return Wall Street to worry mode.

Target reported that inflation was taking a toll on its profitability. The report came a day after Walmart warned of the same problem.

#inflation-economics, #shopping-and-retail, #stocks-and-bonds, #target-corporation, #united-states-economy

How the Stanley Tumbler Became So Popular

The Adventure Quencher Travel Tumbler, a social-media-famous water bottle, conquered feeds everywhere, one pale millennial shade at a time.

#e-commerce, #shopping-and-retail

As Inflation Jolts Grocery Prices, Shoppers Say ‘Ouch’

They’re store-hopping, cutting back on expensive items and using more coupons. Plying the meat counter staff with homemade banana bread for favors is not out of the question.

#finances, #inflation-economics, #meat, #shopping-and-retail, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

Our In-Person Shopping Hurts Big Tech

We’re now buying less online than many had predicted, and it’s throwing tech companies and the economy for a loop.

#computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #online-advertising, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states-economy

Bolt Built $11 Billion Payments Business With Inflated Metrics and Eager Investors

The start-up has had a meteoric rise, thanks to its charismatic co-founder, Ryan Breslow. But he sometimes stretched the truth to get there.

#advertising-and-marketing, #authentic-brands-group, #blackrock-inc, #brooks-brothers, #e-commerce, #entrepreneurship, #fashion-and-apparel, #forever-21, #shopify-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #stanford-university, #start-ups, #stripe-inc, #venture-capital

A Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage Is Getting Worse

After Abbott Nutrition issued voluntary recalls of its popular baby formulas, retailers have limited purchases, leaving desperate parents searching for solutions.

#abbott-laboratories, #baby-foods, #food-contamination-and-poisoning, #infant-formulas, #parenting, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages

What to Wear to Return to the Office? Retailers Have No Idea.

Work wear reflects how people feel about their jobs and the economy as a whole. So it makes sense that dressing for the office is all over the place.

#ann-taylor-stores-inc, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #dress-codes, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #m-m-lafleur, #nordstrom-inc, #realreal-inc, #shoes-and-boots, #shopping-and-retail, #stitch-fix-inc, #suits-apparel, #t-shirts-apparel

Amazon Revenue Slows, and Costs Rise

Amazon benefited from the coronavirus pandemic as people flocked to online shopping. Now, shoppers’ behavior has shifted.

#amazon-com-inc, #company-reports, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-behavior, #e-commerce, #jassy-andrew-r, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages

What You Don’t Know About Amazon

The company’s rewiring of retail puts customers at risk.

#amazon-com-inc, #consumer-reviews, #counterfeit-merchandise, #e-commerce, #labor-and-jobs, #liability-for-products, #shopping-and-retail

The Fiddle Leaf Fig Is Dead. What’s the New Popular Plant?

Meet the man working to put the next big “It” plant on every windowsill in North America.

#agriculture-and-farming, #collectors-and-collections, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #ebay-inc, #flowers-and-plants, #home-depot-inc, #ikea, #millennial-generation, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #walmart-stores-inc

How Barnes & Noble Went From Villain to Hero

To independent booksellers, the enormous chain was once a threat. Now it’s vital to their survival. And it’s doing well.

#barnesnoble-inc, #book-trade-and-publishing, #daunt-james, #e-commerce, #elliott-advisors, #shopping-and-retail

Loro Piana Gets a New Headquarters and Store

The former was designed by Vincent Van Duysen, and both are set, fittingly, in a storied Milan building that was once the bustling center of the local silk trade.

#fashion-and-apparel, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #loro-piana, #milan-italy, #shopping-and-retail, #van-duysen-vincent

Gopuff Buys Time for Its 30-Minutes-or-Less Delivery Promise

The $15 billion rapid-delivery start-up decided to do business differently from rivals like Instacart. A changing environment is testing its model.

#computers-and-the-internet, #delivery-services, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #gopuff, #instacart, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #philadelphia-pa, #shopping-and-retail, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #warehouses, #yakir-gola

A Pink Parade at the End of the World

The rise of LoveShackFancy.

#cohen-rebecca-hessel, #content-type-personal-profile, #fans-persons, #fashion-and-apparel, #loveshackfancy-retailer, #nashville-tenn, #shopping-and-retail, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

A Gen Z Success Story

Ian Charms is drawing young shoppers with its charm necklaces.

#content-type-personal-profile, #generation-z, #ian-charms-llc, #jewels-and-jewelry, #riddle-max-jeweler, #sahakian-lisa, #shopping-and-retail

On the Border, Buying Clothes by the Pound at Ropa Usada Shops

Like thrift shops on steroids, giant used-clothing stores are part of the culture and economic life along the border with Mexico.

#discount-selling, #fashion-and-apparel, #hispanic-americans, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #shopping-and-retail, #thrift-shops

One Garment’s Journey Through History

The evolution of the Korean hanbok is a lens into the history of the country, which is now being traced in the series “Pachinko.”

#apple-tv-plus, #art, #asian-americans, #busan-south-korea, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #immigration-and-emigration, #korean-americans, #lee-min-jin, #los-angeles-calif, #minorities, #paik-nam-june, #shopping-and-retail, #south-korea, #textiles

Ukraine War Reverberates in Europe’s Factories and Warehouses

European companies that relied on Russian customers are suffering collateral damage from the invasion of Ukraine and Western sanctions.

#cogemacoustic, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #eichbaum, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #iceland, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mercadona, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sergio-amaranti, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain

After the Pandemic, I Want My Life to Be Less Convenient

The pandemic turned many of us into hermits. It’s time to go out again.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #instacart, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states

One Weekend in Vegas With the Nation’s Auto Dealers

After bottoming out early in the pandemic, profits and spirits are soaring — and people were ready to party.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #national-automobile-dealers-assn, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #united-states-economy

In Watches, What Does Luxury Mean Now?

Gen Z buyers, for whom inclusivity, sustainability, transparency and traceability are not negotiable, already have changed the way brands do business.

#generation-z, #international-trade-and-world-market, #luxury-goods-and-services, #shopping-and-retail, #sustainable-living, #switzerland, #watches-and-clocks

Ralph Lauren Goes Back to School

In a new collaboration with Morehouse and Spelman colleges, Ralph Lauren honors the style legacy of Black students.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #fashion-and-apparel, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #morehouse-college, #nineteen-hundred-fifties, #nineteen-hundred-twenties, #polo-ralph-lauren-corp, #shopping-and-retail, #spelman-college

Leroy Merlin, a French Chain Still in Russia, Angers Its Ukraine Workers

The destruction of a Leroy Merlin store in Kyiv by a Russian missile underscores the conflicting interests facing companies that continue to do business in Russia.

#france, #leroy-merlin, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

There’s No Global Shopping Mall

Unlike so many of our online experiences, shopping is one area that has remained mostly local.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #india, #internal-sub-only-nl, #shopping-and-retail

Online Brands Try a Traditional Marketing Strategy: Physical Stores

As digital advertising costs rise, more direct-to-consumer retailers are opening shops, leasing turnkey options or securing short-term spaces in other stores.

#advertising-and-marketing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #entrepreneurship, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shopping-and-retail

Landline Phones Find New Life With Nostalgic Fans

Like record players and VHS tapes, landline phones are being embraced by nostalgic fans as an antidote to an increasingly digital way of life.

#shopping-and-retail, #telephones-and-telecommunications

Retail sales rose in February, but inflation is starting to take its toll on spending.

Sales rose 0.3 percent from January, a sharp slowdown in spending growth. Spending at electronics and appliances stores, furniture stores and health and personal care stores was lower.

#commerce-department, #consumer-behavior, #inflation-economics, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states-economy

Warehouses Transform N.Y.C. Neighborhoods as E-Commerce Booms

The region is home to the largest concentration of online shoppers in the country. The facilities, key to delivering packages on time, are reshaping neighborhoods.

#amazon-com-inc, #building-construction, #connecticut, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #long-island-ny, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #northeastern-states-us, #real-estate-commercial, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain, #united-parcel-service-inc, #warehouses

Oakland Cannabis Sellers, Once Full of Hope, Face a Harsh Reality

The cannabis industry, designed in part to help communities upended by the war on drugs, is being threatened by theft, racism and a market that is stacked against small operators.

#black-people, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #oakland-calif, #police-department-oakland-calif, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #robberies-and-thefts, #shopping-and-retail

Outdoor Voices’ Ty Haney Starts New Company in Web3 Space

The Outdoor Voices founder has a new venture that aims to reward customers with blockchain-based assets. But do brand loyalists really want NFTs?

#advertising-and-marketing, #blockchain-technology, #content-type-personal-profile, #haney-tyler, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #outdoor-voices-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #try-your-best-social-network, #women-and-leadership-2022

No Ikea Shelves, No Levis: The Western Retail Exodus From Russia Is On

Since the invasion of Ukraine began, the increasing financial and reputational risks of doing business in Russia is leading Western brands to halt operations.

#balenciaga-fashion-label, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #luxury-goods-and-services, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #owens-rick, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #shopping-and-retail, #stanley-blackdecker-inc

Are You an Astier de Villatte Person?

Over two decades, Astier de Villatte’s ceramics have quietly come to define a certain kind of taste.

#astier-de-villatte, #ceramics-and-pottery, #shopping-and-retail, #tableware

Luxury Giants LVMH and Hermès Will Close Stores in Russia Temporarily

The French brands join other Western companies in pausing retail operations as the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalates.

#belarus, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #hermes-international-sa, #lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton-sa, #russia, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #ukraine

REI Workers in New York Vote to Unionize

The 88-to-14 result at a Manhattan store creates the first union at the prominent outdoor equipment and apparel retailer.

#cooperatives, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #recreational-equipment-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #soho-manhattan-ny