Shoppers Prefer Staying Outdoors. That’s More Trouble for Malls.

National chains are accelerating their exit from malls for other types of retail locations, signaling more…

All Stores Want for Christmas Is the Right Amount of Stuff

Retailers’ holiday inventory planning has been fraught with unpleasant supply-chain surprises for two straight years. This…

Consumers Are Spending Like It’s 2019

Shoppers have shifted their spending habits in a postpandemic world, leaving retailers in the lurch.

Department Stores Are Maxed Out

Bearish commentary from some retailers, including Macy’s, paints a worrying picture of American consumers.

Retailers Set Higher Bars for Free Shipping as Delivery Costs Surge

Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Abercrombie are among the merchants raising the limit on how much shoppers…

The Score: Target, Nvidia, and More Stocks That Defined the Week

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‘Greedflation’ is Real—and Probably Good for the Economy

Companies have used inflation as an excuse for generous price hikes, first quarter earnings reports suggest.…

Junk Bonds Rally as Investors Speculate Inflation Has Peaked

The debt’s 2022 deficit has been written off on speculation that interest rates will drop without…

Best Buy, Dick’s Ease Fears About Holiday Spending

The retailers posted mixed quarterly results but said sales wouldn’t fall as much as expected.

Apparel Sellers’ Fashion Emergency Must Be Handled With Care

To sell or not to sell: That is the question inventory-stuffed apparel sellers find themselves asking…