retail

Pier 1 Imports
Julie Jacobson/AP
AP News
February 18, 2020 - 11:21 am
Pier 1 Imports Inc. — the once-trendy supplier of home goods like papasan chairs and throw pillows — filed for bankruptcy protection after years of sliding sales. Read more here.
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The assistant manager of a South Philadelphia dollar store has posted a note on the door saying kids need to be accompanied by a parent or someone over 18.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
February 17, 2020 - 4:55 pm
Philadelphia police have been beefing up patrols in and around Center City after a recent spike in retail thefts — much of which, they say, are being committed by teenagers. But one police commander came up with a new way to reduce crime while also giving the teens a safe space after school. Read...
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Pier 1 Imports
Donna McWilliam/AP, file
AP News
January 07, 2020 - 12:09 pm
Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as it struggles to draw consumers and compete online. Read more here.
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A retail store that has shut down.
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
December 13, 2019 - 6:41 pm
Shopping centers that used to be the hub of activity for many communities are looking more like ghost towns these days. But one expert on retail trends says that doesn't mean brick and mortar buildings are going out of style. Read more here.
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Shopping bags
Jelena Danilovic/Getty Images
John McDevitt
November 29, 2019 - 3:42 pm
On this Black Friday, Center City District officials say the retail scene has continued to expand, creating more than $1 billion in retail demand annually. Read more here.
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A UPS driver delivers an Amazon package to a residence in North Andover, Mass.
Elise Amendola/AP Photo
AP News
November 28, 2019 - 9:42 am
This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more of their orders within 24 hours of customers clicking on "Buy."
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A.C. Moore on Monday announced plans to close its stores.
Jim Walsh/Cherry Hill Courier-Post via Imagn Content Services, LLC
CNN
November 26, 2019 - 8:43 am
A.C. Moore, an arts and crafts retailer, is closing its doors and joining the growing graveyard of dead retail brands. Read more about it.
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Women select clothing at an American fast fashion retailer Forever 21 which is offering clearance discounts at a shopping mall after it pulled out from China's market, in Beijing.
Andy Wong/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 30, 2019 - 6:45 am
Low-price fashion chain Forever 21, a one-time hot destination for teen shoppers that fell victim to its own rapid expansion and changing consumer tastes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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Dressbarn
Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for dressbarn
May 21, 2019 - 9:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. The company's chief financial officer, Steven Taylor, said Dressbarn has not been operating at an "acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment." Its...
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In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo a box of merchandise is unloaded from a truck and sent along a conveyor belt at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston.
David J. Phillip/AP Photo, File
May 14, 2019 - 10:46 am
By Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars with Amazon. The nation's largest retailer said Tuesday it's been building a network of more efficient e-commerce...
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