Nordstrom Puts Hunt For Buyer On HoldNordstrom is halting, at least temporarily, the hunt for a buyer, sending shares down sharply at the opening bell Monday. The search will reportedly start again after the crucial holiday season.
Walmart Looking Ahead To Digital FutureWalmart is all about online right now, anticipating that digital sales over next year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores.
Online Retailers Offer Trendy Looks For Plus-Size GuysA crop of internet retailers are finally catering to a long-ignored group. Bigger men are going online to find fashionable threads in larger sizes.
Walmart Has Eye On Premium Diaper MarketWalmart has its eye on the premium diaper market, as more people are getting automatic shipments from online sellers and the company that owns Babies R Us has filed for bankruptcy.
Bass Pro Completes $4 Billion Acquisition Of Cabela'sBass Pro Shops has completed a roughly $4 billion acquisition of rival outdoor retailer Cabela's, but the small western Nebraska town that has been home to Cabela's is still wondering about its future.
Macy's Using Microsoft AI To Handle Service RequestsMicrosoft, through its research into artificial intelligence, has created a virtual assistant that can be used by companies to respond to customer service requests. Macy's has already started to use the technology.
Target To Up Hourly Base Pay To $15 By End Of 2020Target is raising its minimum hourly wage for its workers to $11 starting next month, and then to $15 by the end of 2020, in a move that it said will help to better recruit and retain top quality staff members for customers.
Airbnb Launches Local Tours In NYC With Sarah Jessica ParkerAirbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising "an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience" led by a New Yorker whose bio describes her as "an actor, producer, businesswoman ... and a proud New Yorker."
L.L. Bean Publishes Ad That's Only Visible In SunlightIf you want to see L.L. Bean's new ad, you're going to have to step outdoors. The company published an ad in The New York Times on Friday using ink that can only be seen when exposed to sunlight.
Walmart Wants To Stock Your Fridge When You're Not HomeWalmart is testing a service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you're not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge. "This may not be for everyone," said Walmart's head of e-commerce strategy.
Walmart Offering Extra Holiday Hours To Current WorkersWalmart won't be doing large-scale holiday hiring at its stores this year. Instead, like last year, it will offer extra hours to its current workers. So far, retailers have detailed mixed hiring plans for the holidays.
Macy's Trims Holiday Hiring By Nearly 4 PercentMacy's is increasing the number of temporary workers that it's hiring for distribution and warehouse positions this holiday season as it chases the fast growing online sales. But overall holiday hiring will fall by nearly four percent.