Do street markets dominate the mainstream? On any given Thursday, thousands of people can be seen flocking to the corner of west Hollywood's redwood and north fairfax avenue. However, it's not surprising if you know that the location of Los Angeles is one of the world's six largest stores of...
As stores cut jobs, retailing lags behind other industries. Harry friedman has spent 35 years as an entry-level retail consultant in customer service and other basic knowledge. But over the years, he has not retrained retail workers' new skills. "No, we don't do anything," he said. "I didn't know anyone would...
Big food and chicken: lawsuits claim that processors are working to fix bird prices. Some major food companies have accused Big Chicken of colluding with Chicken prices in 10 years. In just three weeks, two food retailers and two of the country's largest food distribution companies have filed lawsuits against tyson...
Enslaved your seafood? The new database helps retailers fight abuse. The seafood watch program at the monterey bay aquarium, known for its red, yellow and green sustainable seafood ratings plans, will unveil its first seafood collection on Thursday. This is a database designed to help companies seafood buyers assess the...
Enslaved your seafood? The new database helps retailers fight abuse. The seafood watch program at the monterey bay aquarium, known for its red, yellow and green sustainable seafood ratings plans, will unveil its first seafood collection on Thursday. This is a database designed to help companies seafood buyers assess the...
Tim Mueller has raised corn and soybeans on 530 acres near Columbus, Neb., for decades, but now he is planning to take a huge gamble. The big-box retailer Costco is building a new chicken-processing plant in Fremont, Neb., about an hour away from Mueller's farm. The company plans to slaughter...
CVS Health is looking to create a national network of community medical clinics that will serve as "America's front door to quality health care." That's the goal, according to a statement by CEO Larry Merlo on his company's deal for Aetna. It's an ambitious one for CVS, a company better...
With unemployment low and economic growth expected to bounce back from a slow first quarter, consumers are not in bad shape. But it has been an especially terrible year so far for retailers. Nine U.S. chains have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Store closures are accelerating, and almost 90,000...
There's a good chance something you've bought online has been in the hands of a "picker" first. These are the workers in warehouses who pick, pack and ship all those things we're ordering. At Amazon and other companies, they're working side by side with robots. Experts say while the robots...
U.S. retailers are looking forward to a strong holiday season this year after new numbers show higher than expected sales for November. The Commerce Department said Thursday that retail and food sales were up 5.8 percent last month over November 2016, according to advance estimates. And, sales were up a...