The positive December figures were partially offset by downward revisions to October and November sales. That suggests consumer spending likely grew more slowly in the final three months of last year than previously expected.
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Pier 1 Imports, which is led by the former CEO of defunct retailer HHGregg, plans to shut down hundreds of stores as it struggles to draw consumers and compete online.
It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product—including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes—to anyone under 21, according to federal law.
More than 7,600 stores closed this year through October, a record for that point in the year, according to Credit Suisse. And the outlook for 2020 doesn’t look any brighter.
Many of the stores that remain in the ever-shrinking Sears chain have the same old problems. They’re grungy and understaffed, poorly stocked and losing vendors.
In-store sales slipped, but sales by people who bought things online and then headed to the store to pick them up surged 43.2% on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics.
The offer comes as luxury goods companies have been wrestling with changing habits of shoppers who are increasingly buying online.
Third quarter online sales rose 31% for Target in the third quarter. And customer traffic to its stores and website rose 3.1%.
With two weeks until the official start of the holiday shopping season, the nation’s retailers are gearing up for what should be another brutally competitive shopping period.
Faced with the shortest holiday shopping season since 2013, retailers are trying to figure out ways to get into the minds of shoppers sooner.
The company said Monday that it will close 150 Walgreens-run clinics by the end of the year, but it will keep open more than 200 that are run in partnership with health care providers.
CountryMark ranked as the state’s ninth largest company in 2018, with $1.2 billion in revenue. The firm has more than 500 employees, including about 420 in Indiana.
Tiffany & Co., which has one store in Indianapolis, owns luxury labels ranging from Givenchy haute couture to Sephora cosmetics stores, Hublot watches, Bulgari jewelry and Dom Perignon Champagne.
Indianapolis orthodontist Jeff Biggs has been putting smiles on people’s faces for two decades. Now he’s hoping to put smiles on the faces of orthodontists themselves with a new one-stop online marketplace to launch early next month.
Even while the National Rifle Association, Republican lawmakers and critical customers have blasted CEO Ed Stack, he said the company’s entire firearms category is under “strategic review.”
The new holiday forecast is above the average holiday sales growth of 3.7% over the previous five years.
Retailers aim to reduce costs while making it easier for shoppers to return online items. The average return rate for online transactions is 25% compared with 8% for store purchases, according to Forrester Research
Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group counts Forever 21 as its sixth-largest mall tenant, excluding department stores, with 99 outlets covering 1.5 million square feet, as of March 3.
The retailer has long found itself in an awkward spot with its customers and gun enthusiasts. Many of its stores are in rural areas where hunters depend on Walmart to get their equipment.