People love stealing stuff from Target

Organized retail crime is crushing US retailers.

Ben Berkley • 9 hours ago
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Kiss your free returns goodbye

Companies are ditching free returns, much to their customers’ displeasure.

Sara Friedman • May 11, 2023

The company that turns rain into drinking water

Richard’s Rainwater collects and treats rainwater, which it bottles and sells. The company began with one man’s “tank town.”

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 17, 2023

7-Eleven in Japan dials convenience up to… well, eleven.

Masatoshi Ito, who helped grow Japan’s 7-Eleven empire, has died at 98.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 16, 2023

Kids can’t get enough of this influencer sports drink

Boxers Logan Paul and KSI teamed up on a sports drink so in demand that resellers are hawking it at a high market.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 28, 2023

Fewer movie screens, more fun stuff

Movie theaters are ditching screens in favor of activities that lure viewers away from streaming.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 27, 2023

Junk fees, explained

The Biden administration wants to reduce junk fees. But what are they?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 10, 2023

Peep this: The enduring legacy of a marshmallow chick

It once took 27 hours to make a Peep. Today, the company churns out 5.5m daily.

Sara Friedman • February 9, 2023

Is it the egg alternatives’ time to shine?

Eggs are expensive. Will consumers give plant-based eggs a try?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 27, 2023

Where are the missing shopping carts?

Shopping carts are frequently stolen, costing retailers an estimated tens of millions annually.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 24, 2023

Amazon is playing 4D chess now

Amazon’s Buy With Prime program stands to benefit both Amazon and third-party sellers.

Samir Javer • January 18, 2023

Why are eggs so expensive?

Bird flu is the driving factor behind rising egg prices.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 29, 2022

Kids are getting rich off… slime?

Younger entrepreneurs are making big bucks off of slime.

Sara Friedman • December 22, 2022

The Elf on the Shelf empire

The Elf on the Shelf may be a bit creepy, but the kids love it.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 22, 2022

Black Friday boomed online

For a shopping holiday known for overnight campouts and irrational customer behavior, in-person retail was kinda mild.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 28, 2022

Homeowners are all-in on home improvement

Home Depot and Lowe’s are surviving the housing slump thanks to a home-remodeling boom.

Rob Litterst • November 18, 2022

Everyone loves Cheez-It

How a 101-year-old cracker brand is a leading brand for Kellogg.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 16, 2022

Hangover-free beer is in

As customers embrace wellness and moderation, new NA brands are on the rise.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 10, 2022

Salty and sweet = Big bucks

Hershey found success by doubling down on domestic sales and adding salty to its sweet.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 28, 2022

Can you have Tupperware without parties?

Tupperware, once only sold via direct sales “parties,” is coming to Target.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 6, 2022

The ‘pink tax,’ explained

Legislators take aim at price discrepancies between men’s and women’s products.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 5, 2022

We’re still figuring out self-checkout

You know it’s not perfect if they’re making comedy sketches about it.

Jacob Cohen • September 23, 2022

Interchange fees, explained

Congress is taking aim at interchange fees, which merchants must pay anytime a customer swipes their card.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 22, 2022

The next era of CVS is all about services

The pharmacy giant wants to be your doctor’s office.

Rob Litterst • September 8, 2022

Can celebrity burgers save a mall?

People waited hours for MrBeast’s burgers and fries at a New Jersey megamall.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 7, 2022

We visited a surprisingly detailed virtual Kmart

Of all the things you can build in VR, people are flocking to a digital Kmart.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 2, 2022

Inflation’s impact on back-to-school shopping

Parents are worried about inflation impacting their back-to-school bills.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 22, 2022

Claire’s is back, and Gen Z is loving it

The ‘90s tween haven is moving beyond the mall.

Rob Litterst • July 20, 2022

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