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Target Says 70 Million Individuals’ Data May Have Been Stolen

By Mark Memmott The size of the data breach at Target Co. stores late last year took a sharp rise Friday when the retailer said it now estimates that up to 70 million individuals may have had information that includes their … Continue reading

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Mall developers feel the pull of Africa’s consumer boom

By Matthew Bigg and Tiisetso Motsoeneng When Wal-Mart Stores (WMT.N), the world’s top retailer, bought control of major South African discount chain Massmart Holdings (MSMJ.J) in 2011, American shopping mall developer Irwin Barkan had an epiphany. An industry veteran of 30 years, Barkan’s … Continue reading

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Join The Booming Dollar Store Economy! Low Pay, Long Hours, May Work While Injured

Dawn Hughey had worked at Dollar General for just four months when she was named manager of a store in the Detroit suburbs in 2009. Having recently moved home after a stint in California, Hughey hoped the new honorific — and its … Continue reading

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Maybe You Get Bad Customer Service Because You’re a Bad Customer

By Matt Walsh I could have taken a picture of you and posted it here to publicly shame you, but I didn’t. That’s because I am not trying to be vindictive, ma’am. I’d merely like to answer that question you … Continue reading

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Walmart’s Latest Scheme to Replace the Middle Class With an Underclass Forced to Buy its Shoddy Goods

By Stacey Mitchell Almost 30 years ago, as the U.S. was bleeding jobs, Walmart launched a “Buy America” program and started hanging “Made in America” signs in its 750 stores. It was a marketing success, cementing the retailer’s popularity in the … Continue reading

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Amazon to Hire 5000 New Employees at Fulfillment Centers

By Andrew Berg Online retailer Amazon said today that it will create 5,000 new full-time jobs across the United States. According to a press release, Amazon calims the new positions will pay 30 percent more than traditional retail jobs and … Continue reading

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Men’s Wearhouse fires founder and famed pitchman George Zimmer

By Elizabeth Lazarowitz Men’s Wearhouse has handed founder and high-profile pitchman George Zimmer his hat. The retailer said on Wednesday it had fired Zimmer as its executive chairman, but offered no reason for his abrupt departure. Zimmer, who started the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on 24/7 Wall St.:
Customer satisfaction with retailers is at an all-time high. However, while the industry improved overall, according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), not all retailers received high marks. At the positive end of the spectrum, while traditional…

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