Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren says the death of the department store has been “grossly exaggerated.” Yet, Macy’s reported this month that its same-store sales declined for the third straight quarter, and Nordstrom also reported that same-store sales slowed drastically in the most recent quarter.
Sales at brick-and-mortar stores on Thursday and Friday totaled a projected $12.1 billion — down from last year, according to early estimates from retail research firm ShopperTrak, which nevertheless still forecasts a 2.4 percent increase in sales at traditional stores this season.
Costco is still reeling from its recent E. coli outbreak that has sickened 19 people across seven states. The outbreak was previously linked to chicken salad sold at the bulk retailer, and now the affected ingredient has been pinpointed: a mixture of diced celery and onion that has now been recalled. The produce mix came from California-based wholesaler Taylor Farms Pacific Inc
Dunkin’ Donuts is delivering in Chicago, according to DoorDash, the food delivery company behind the service. Beginning Monday, delivery will be offered from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is promised to arrive within 45 minutes. A limited menu of doughnuts, bagels and beverages is available.
The internet has changed the experience of shopping for men. There are no lines; there’s no waiting. That’s why, according to researcher IBISWorld, menswear has seen more growth in e-commerce than any other category
Walmart is under fire for allegedly barring a Marine veteran from standing inside one of its stores in Ohio while he raised money for a charity last weekend. The veteran, 69-year-old John Harkness, has been collecting items for Toys for Tots, a children’s charity, inside the Walmart store in Medina, Ohio for 15 years, according to Fox 8 News. But this year, a store manager told him he had to stand outside the store.
Topshop’s heavily anticipated partnership with Beyoncé has a release date. The athleisure line, which was announced in 2014, will be available come April 2016.
For the first time in almost a decade, Manhattan will once again be home to an Arby’s restaurant. On December 10, the company will open a location in Midtown, New York that will serve as many New Yorkers’ reintroduction to a swiftly evolving brand.
Clif Dickens, a graphic designer from Nashville, Tennessee, started the Honest Slogans website, which reimagines corporate logos to “honestly” portray companies’ goods and services. Dickens stresses that his creations are for “entertainment purposes only” and he hopes even employees of the brands he satirized would see the blog as “tongue-in-cheek.”
From viral campaigns to Super Bowl classics, we have picked out the 10 best ads of the year. If there was a theme to be woven between the top ads of 2015, it would seem that the advertising trend of the year was tugging on the heartstrings of viewers or promoting the idea of empowerment.
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