REI, the shopping mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, has balked at recognizing its newly unionized workers. They accuse the retailer of breaking labor laws, which the company denies.
The retailer, which also owns the BuyBuy Baby chain, has lost shoppers and money after a series of ineffective or mistimed turnarounds. It plans to close stores.
The retailer once triumphed over rivals as a "category killer" with its blue coupons. Now, it's become rudderless, turbulent and broke. Here's what happened.
Retailers have dropped a flurry of financial reports. They paint a messy and conflicting picture about our consumer economy.
Inside our shopping cart is a story of global trade, extreme weather, shrinking packages and rising prices.
The struggling retailer says it's exploring all options, including restructuring and filing for bankruptcy relief.
Boy, have we talked a lot about inflation. It affected every part of our lives (and the economy) in 2022. Here are some of its highest highs and lowest lows. (It wasn't all bad news!)
Retail sales declined 0.6% in November compared to October, the biggest decline in almost a year. For once, declining prices seem to be part of the story.
Shoppers are expected to spend a record amount of money this year because nearly everything is more expensive. There are some relative bargains, if you know where to look.
Remember when we couldn't get enough athleisure? Or pajamas? Now, the hottest question for clothing retailers is whether they've got an "inventory glut." For shoppers, this means discounts.
With high inflation and rising expenses, small businesses hope to lure shoppers with food, holidays cheer, instead of deep discounts.
The company has been on a rollercoaster of crises, including a meme-stock rise and crash. Its latest financial report comes Thursday.
Supply chain disruptions have eased since the height of the pandemic, but concern over a potential rail strike, which appears to have been narrowly averted, highlights how that system remains fragile.
Here's what we learned from a hectic spate of financial report cards shared by top U.S. retailers.
This year's back-to-school shopping season lands in the middle of the highest inflation in four decades — how will this affect spending?