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Payless ShoeSource emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource has emerged from bankruptcy for the second time, with a focus on international markets. The Topeka, Kansas-based said Thursday it wants to reinvigorate Latin America, its largest business unit. It will also...

 

On the Money: Tips to make the best of post-holiday shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday shopping doesn't end with Christmas. Shoppers can take advantage of fatter discounts on clothing, home decor and other items between Christmas and well into January. In fact, a National Retail Federation survey of nearly...

 

Black Friday kicks off scramble in a shorter shopping season

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But the...

 

A resurgence in Barbie sales helps lift Mattel's 3Q results

NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel Inc., helped by the resurgence of Barbie and other iconic toys, on Tuesday reported third-quarter results that handily beat analysts' forecasts and offered evidence that its multiyear turnaround is gaining momentum. Its...

 

Walmart to stop some ammo sales, ask to not open carry guns

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will stop selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition, while requesting that customers not openly carry firearms in its stores, even where state laws allow it. The announcement comes just days after a mass...

 

Retail group says holiday season off to a strong start

NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday shopping season has gotten off to a "very strong" start, according to the largest U.S. retail trade group. The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that consumer spending has been strong, fueled by a better economy...

 

Online natural and organic grocery Thrive aims to fill niche

NEW YORK (AP) — Thrive Market, a four-year-old online membership-based natural and organic food retailer, has successfully filled a niche modeled after Costco but just for healthy items. CEO Nick Green, along with his two co-founders Gunnar...

 

Faster delivery of nearly everything is the next big thing

NEW YORK (AP) — Waiting is so yesterday. Shoppers increasingly want their orders to arrive at their doorsteps as soon as they click a button, whether it's a hot meal, groceries or a sofa. In response, retailers are betting big on delivery services...

 

Without Toys R Us, 30,000 jobs, a black hole for toy makers

NEW YORK (AP) — The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. The 70-year-old retailer sought court approval Thursday to liquidate its remaining 735 stores, eliminating the jobs of some 3...

 

Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles. For customers, scan...

 

Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone. The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry...

 

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