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...
Holidays seem to have helped the struggling retail sector. Americans spend their free holidays making it the best Christmas shopping season in years. As the economy continues to recover, unemployment picks up and consumer confidence rises. The weather and a favorable shopping calendar also boosted retailers' fortunes. Robert siegel, host: We've had...
Is retail making a comeback? The retail industry has just had its best week in a year, and the company is solid. In today's MarketFoolery, Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, Supernova Jim Mueller and Phoenix 1 talk about what's behind the retail business. The hosts can also benefit...
How to buy a small fraction of the cost? From the Eames chair to Carl Hansen's table, there's a lot of furniture and decorative items that are popular. Sadly, they also have a price tag. If you are decorating your budget, you will be forgiven because your bank balance will not be...
Wallpaper: a simple DIY idea. Many people think of applying wallpaper and shaking in their shoes. But the app is a simple DIY project that will get a lot of rewards. Eco-friendly wallpaper Some manufacturers are producing environmentally friendly wallpapers produced using sustainable wood products. If you can't find the green wallpaper,...
Big retail debate in real estate. As to where the retail path will continue, the follow-up to the Philippine urban land institute (ULI) is called "debate: the future of retail". ULI Philippines together with the space group, recently convened a panel of experts, the team is ready to solve the local...