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Why Major Retailers Are Opening Their Doors on Thanksgiving and Why I Don't Like That

Barbara Alvarez | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Barbara Alvarez

The point is, they will be open and requiring employees to clock in and work on a national holiday set aside for people to give thanks with family and friends. It's wrong. Period.

The Biggest Chains In New York

Posted 01.02.2012 | New York

According to a new survey conducted by the Center for an Urban Future, chain stores are spreading more slowly throughout the city with 31 percent of n...

Wal-Mart Opens First City's 'Express' Store

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

With the opening of the chain's first-ever 10,000-square-foot store in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood Wednesday, Wal-Mart officially launched the firs...

Store Closings, Weak Sales Could Mean $27 Billion Boon For Competitors

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Retailers left standing amid the carcasses of their competitors are going after orphaned customers. They're using aggressive mailers,...

Food Costs Rising Fastest in 17 Years

AP | ELLEN SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Steve Tarpin can bake a graham cracker crust in his sleep, but explaining why the price for his Key lime pies went from $20 to $25 re...

Retailing Chains Caught In Wave Of Bankruptcies

New York Times | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The consumer spending slump and tightening credit markets are unleashing a widening wave of bankruptcies in American retailing, prompting thousands of...