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Jewellery maker Pandora shuts one in four stores worldwide

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Pandora shop in Riga, Latvia Febuary 4, 2020. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Pandora said on Monday new coronavirus lockdown measures had forced it to close a quarter of its stores at the beginning of the year, even as it raised full-year earnings......

Pandemic kills off Family Video; chain to close remaining stores

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here It’s lights out at Family Video, the 42-year-old Midwestern chain that kept going even as Blockbuster and Hollywood Video went bust. The company on Tuesday said its more than 250 stores nationwide will hold liquidation sales, offering deals on......

Macy’s is closing dozens of stores this year. Here’s the full list

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Macy’s is closing dozens of department stores this year, in a bid to move out of underperforming malls and trim a real estate empire that isn’t as valued as it once was. Liquidation sales have already started at some of......

Faced with deluge of returns from online shopping, stores offer more drop-off locations

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A huge surge in online shopping during the pandemic has been a savior for retailers, but it comes at a price. Shoppers are expected to return twice as many items as they did during last year’s holiday period, costing......

Covid changed shopping forever. Here’s what it means for your favorite stores

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Academy Sports & Outdoors store in Orlando, Florida. Google Earth Academy Sports & Outdoors‘ more than 250 stores shuttered for weeks in the early days of the Covid pandemic. But as lockdown orders eased and these stores reopened, many customers......

178 Times People Couldn’t Believe Their Luck In Thrift Stores (New Pics)

Secondhand shopping in 2020 is a very different beast from previous years. Going to thrift stores, garage sales, and flea markets now means taking the utmost precautions because of the pandemic. With your hazmat suit and mask on and a jumbo supply of hand sanitizer by your side, you’re like......

Apple closes all California stores as virus cases spike.

New York Times
Apple is shuttering all 53 of its stores in California, as well as more than a dozen stores across Tennessee, Brazil, Mexico and the United Kingdom, because of a surge of coronavirus cases in those places, the company said. “Due to current Covid-19 conditions in some of the communities we......

Apple temporarily closes California stores as virus cases mount

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 20: Apple CEO Tim Cook greets customers at the grand reopening of Apple’s flagship Apple Fifth Avenue retail store on September 20, 2019 in New York City. Taylor Hill | WireImage | Getty Images......

UK retail sales slide as November lockdown shut non-essential stores

By David Milliken, Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) – British retail sales fell last month when a four-week lockdown in England closed stores that sold non-essential goods, causing clothing sales to tumble by almost a fifth and adding to trouble for the hardest-hit parts of the high street. Overall retail sales......

Walmart prepares to administer Covid vaccines at stores across the U.S.

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A worker collects shopping carts at a Walmart store on May 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Walmart reported a 74% increase in U.S. online sales for the quarter that ended April 30, and a 10% increase in same store sales......

Analyst: New Mexico closing grocery stores over COVID make state’s food deserts worse

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here As New Mexico gets deeper into a second major shutdown, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDH) has began closing grocery stores, making it even harder for people to buy essentials. Derek Lin, policy analyst for New Mexico Voices......

‘Bleak Friday’ for Stores as Pandemic Pushes Holiday Shopping Online

New York Times
The 2020 edition of Black Friday did not offer the usual scenes of bustling stores and shoppers lined up outside discount chains and electronics retailers. Instead, most people bought online, if they bought at all. Crowds at malls and city shopping districts were relatively sparse over the holiday weekend in......

159 Times People Couldn’t Believe Their Luck In Thrift Stores, Flea Markets, And Garage Sales (More New Pics)

There are incredible treasures and mind-blowingly weird objects hidden all around us—and all it takes is a trip to your local thrift shop, garage sale, or flea market to spot them. Not only is secondhand shopping good for your wallet and the environment, but it might even inspire you to......

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