The company has added 427,300 employees in 10 months, bringing its global work force to more than 1.2 million.
How did it become a patriotic duty to buy online?
A group of brands and retailers have been trying to reset expectations.
After more than 15 years, the Meadowlands complex began a phased opening in late 2019, but before customers could shop at its stores the pandemic hit and completely upended the retail industry.
Have a list, a budget and some patience.
Department stores are in trouble. Tourism is a mess. But behind the glass vitrines, the show goes on.
If the key to Amazon’s success has been to put the customer first, for Shopify the key has been to put the merchant first.
Although a new lockdown has made it more challenging, browsing at museum shops is still an option, thanks to the internet.
The essence of mys is the feeling of warmth. And the best city to stock up on mys-making supplies is Stockholm.
Empty stores are turning into fulfillment centers and the market for warehouse space is booming, as the pandemic rockets the retail industry into its e-commerce future.
Fans of the devices say they are a cheap way to travel. But other New Yorkers view them as a nuisance or worry about the risks they pose.
Wondering how you can help as a consumer? Here are some ideas.
The filing by the nation’s largest retailer of musical instruments highlights the growing gap between the strongest and weakest companies in the pandemic.
Neither could Billie Eilish. Or Gus Van Sant. “Ouverture” was a stab at an art house fashion film that doesn’t quite come off. But Guccifest was a different story.
Spurred by small retailers’ anger over Amazon’s grip on sales, especially during lockdown, France has delayed the start of holiday discounts.
There are countless ways to invite Paris into your home. All you need is a little creativity. And perhaps a glass of Champagne.
The French government delayed Black Friday a week to accommodate smaller retailers, who say they cannot compete against Amazon while in lockdown.
With the pandemic raging, malls are overhauling their Santa Claus traditions this Christmas to include virtual visits, holiday-themed masks and shields to reduce the risk of infection.
With coronavirus cases raging across the U.S., holiday food shopping just got more complicated. We asked the experts for advice.
They were hailed as heroes during the first wave of the pandemic, but wage increases were fleeting, and companies, whose businesses are booming, have been slow to pay out more.
The Taiwanese chain RT-Mart apologized for a measurement chart in a store in the Chinese mainland that described bigger sizes as “Rotten,” “Extra Rotten” and “Rotten to the Core.”
After the coronavirus lockdown wiped out tourism in the city, souvenir stores remain empty.
Manish Arora was the breakout fashion star of India. Today, his business is in tatters, with a trail of debts. What happened?
Watch out for “deals” that aren’t really deals.
With formal events and travel canceled, the tradition-bound tailors are gently embracing technology — and finding leverage on their landlords.
“A Promised Land” is a potential lifeline for booksellers whose sales have plummeted during the pandemic.
Margrethe Vestager, a European Commission vice president, said Amazon was unfairly using data to box out smaller competitors.
U.S. payrolls grew by 638,000 in October and unemployment fell to 6.9%, but lockdowns could stifle a rebound in restaurant and retail work.
As the pandemic has wrought havoc on the economy, many New York stores have been unable to pay the rent, forcing co-ops to pick up the slack.
The government has put the new rules in place to address a surging number of coronavirus cases across the country, but some shops and companies, as well as consumers, are flouting them.
The government hopes to turn Hainan Island into a financial and shopping destination. Matching the former British colony won’t be easy.
Small businesses are fighting what they say is unfair competition from Amazon and big retailers as a nationwide lockdown takes effect.
Since March, 77 of the 321 retail businesses still operating in the subway system have permanently closed, according to the transit agency.
On the eve of Election Day, stores in Manhattan shopping districts boarded up, reflecting an anxiety among retailers across the nation.
Stores are making plans for how to deal with potential civil unrest stemming from Tuesday’s election.
Walmart said the move was motivated by protests and looting that have roiled Philadelphia this week after police killed Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday.
Sales of Halloween outfits and decorations have been surprisingly strong this year, with some seeing the holiday as a last hurrah before winter and the pandemic send people back inside.
Stores will be allowed to use nearby spaces outside to display merchandise and conduct transactions, the mayor said.
The measure is unscientific at best. But merchants say sales of the president’s campaign merchandise at a major wholesale market are outstripping Biden’s.
The family behind ABC Carpet & Home has been enchanting the city with otherworldly finds for over a century.
“It’s awkward because the track record for the ownership here is not great,” one customer said. “But it’s also an institution. My parents shopped here.”
Disposability is no longer chic. A new magazine joins a host of big brands in exploring the joys of upcycling.
When you’re choosing a bed, think big.
Lee Sims in Jersey City made it through the shutdown thanks to ingenuity and customer loyalty. It’s back just in time for the busiest season.
The pandemic has given the famous stretch of Midtown, long a hub and destination for all things jewelry, its share of troubles.
Morrisons, John Lewis and Waitrose said they would not be using glitter in their holiday products this year. Does that really help the environment?
The biggest U.S. retail trade group will offer the Covid-19 Customer Conflict Prevention credential to help de-escalate disputes.
At a Chicago beauty supply shop, one American dream has come true. Another is still waiting for its chance.
Independent booksellers are desperate for customers to return, and not just for an online reading.
The program, part of the company’s larger efforts to combat climate change, will be available in 27 countries, but not the United States.