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Bonding With a Box Store

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Bonni Brodnick

The person serving mini-tacos samples showed complete politesse when I circled back for the fifth time.

This Holiday Season It's Amazon vs. The World

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSON | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday shopping season, it's Amazon vs. everyone else. The online giant has attracted customers from big store chains like Wa...

Target Takes the First Step to Address Toxic Chemicals

Lindsay Dahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lindsay Dahl

For those of you who have been asking questions, signing petitions and calling manufacturers, it's working. The market is shifting away from toxic chemicals and towards a little bit more piece of mind.

LOOK: Best Buy Makes Epic Mistake

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

If you ever see a Best Buy coupon that is too good to be true, it very well might be. The electronics retailer recently promoted a very simple int...

Organizing McDonald's and Walmart, and Why Austerity Economics Hurts Low-Wage Workers the Most

Robert Reich | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Robert Reich

America is becoming more unequal by the day. So wouldn't it be sensible to encourage unionization at fast-food and big-box retailers? Yes, but here's the problem.

Rock-Bottom Prices Luring Shoppers

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 5.7 percent increase in second-quarter net income and raised its outlook for the full year as the wor...

Bomb Scares Hit Walmarts Across The Country

Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

Multiple Walmarts across the country have been victim to bomb threats in recent days. On Wednesday, two Walmarts were evacuated after a 911 dispat...

Walmart's New Ad-vantage Over Best Buy

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

Walmart turned Best Buy's retreat into an advertising diss. Walmart has taken out full-page newspaper ads telling shoppers not to worry about the anno...

'I Am Going To Burn Home Depot To The Motherf***ing Ground'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business

It may be National Small Business Week, but lighting fires in a big box retailer to express support for a local shop owner seems a bit extreme. Ran...

Apparently Bribery Allegations Aren't Hurting The Bottom Line

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business

* Q1 EPS $1.09 vs Wall Street view of $1.04 * Walmart U.S. same-store sales up 2.6 pct * International bribery probe ong...

Best Buy Chairman And Founder Steps Down In Wake Of CEO Scandal

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

* Schulze failed to inform audit committee about Dunn allegations-probe * Tyabji to become chairman June 21 * Dunn gets...

Ex-CEO May Have Used A Company Airplane During Inappropriate Relationship

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

* Investigators checking if execs failed to report allegations -newspaper * Also checking whether Dunn used company-leased aircraft -...

More Bad News For Walmart De Mexico

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

* Q1 profit 4.712 bln pesos vs 4.502 bln pesos year earlier * Revenue up 14 pct * Executives discuss recognition, not br...

LIVE UPDATES: Retailers Use Early Openings, Deals To Lure Black Friday Shoppers

Posted 11.25.2011 | Business

Black Friday: It's one of the biggest shopping days of the year -- famous for long lines, huge deals and shopper stampedes. And this year, even in a d...

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod: How Can We Take On Big-Box Retailers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 11.23.2011 | Small Business

A small business is never going to beat Walmart, Target and other big-box retailers on price. So how can they convince customers to stick with indepen...

Target Workers: Please Let Us Stay Home On Thanksgiving

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

The lines between Thanksgiving day and Black Friday are blurring this year and some aren't happy about it. Tens of thousands have signed a petitio...

UPDATE: Urine Test On Aisle Five? Walmart Looks To Expand Medical Services

Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

Walmart shoppers may soon be able to get a physical or have an allergy test after picking up their groceries if the big-box retailer gets its way. ...

Walmart Benefiting From Americans' Frustration With Big Banks

Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

It's not just local non-profit credit unions that are benefiting from anger directed at big banks -- the world's largest retailer is also getting a bo...

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...

Lowe's Profit Falls On Cold Rain, Chilly Weather

AP | By MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Lowe's Cos. profit fell 6 percent in the first quarter, as the bad weather that plagued much of the country kept customers away from their...

No Downturn For Walmart As Retailer Posts Big Quarter

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 9.3 percent increase in third-quarter net income as the world's largest retailer benefited from cost ...

Black Friday Blues

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

What makes us happy? Shopping until we drop? Or dropping out of the feeding frenzy taking place at "Big Box" stores, and focusing on the basics? These...