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Bankrupt department store heir’s parting words: “Blow up the model”

As he watches the store his grandfather founded in 1898 shutter, Tim Grumbacher has some advice for fellow retailers....

Bankrupt department store heir’s parting words: “Blow up the model”
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Walmart in talks to sell majority stake in its largest overseas market

Walmart seems to be ready to downsize its U.K. operations. The retailer is reportedly selling its majority stake in...

Walmart in talks to sell majority stake in its largest overseas market
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Here’s the best-performing retailer in the world, which you’ve never heard of

The all-purpose apparel store is called V-Mart and it’s unlikely you’ve ever been there. But the Indian department store...

Here’s the best-performing retailer in the world, which you’ve never heard of
From back: Toys "R" Us, MGA Entertainment founder Issac Larian. (Credit: imgflip, Getty Images, Mike Mozart)

Despite failed crowdfunding effort, billionaire continuing with Toys “R” Us bid

Who wouldn’t donate to a billionaire’s GoFundMe campaign to save a bankrupt toy retailer? Most people, evidently, but the poor response to Isaac Larian’s...

Despite failed crowdfunding effort, billionaire continuing with Toys “R” Us bid
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Costco’s selling luxury hotel bookings

What doesn’t Costco sell inside its gigantic warehouses? The retailer has been selling wholesale vacation packages for some time,...

Costco’s selling luxury hotel bookings
From back: Toys 'R' Us in Montarville, QC, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook. (Credit: Mike Kalasnik, Funny Gifs)

Billionaire bailout: Issac Larian tries one last time to save Toys ‘R’ Us

After Toys ‘R’ Us threw in the towel and announced it would close all 735 American stores, billionaire Issac...

Billionaire bailout: Issac Larian tries one last time to save Toys ‘R’ Us
Left to right: woman shopping; Carrefour Market in Voisins-le-Bretonneux (Credit back photo by Lionel Allorge; front photo by Pixabay)

Here’s what Europe’s largest retailer has
in store for the future

Carrefour, second only to Walmart in the retail world, has big plans to change. New CEO Alexandre Bompard has...

Here’s what Europe’s largest retailer has
in store for the future
Ingvar Kamprad, left in 2010; Ikea store in Regensburg, Germany, right. (Credit left to right: Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications of Sweden/Sandra Baqirjazi; High Contrast/Wikimedia Commons)

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies at 91

One of the richest men in the world and creator of a company whose furniture sits in the homes and offices of millions worldwide died yesterday in Smaland, Sweden. At 17, Ingvar Kamprad founded...

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies at 91
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Another blow to retail: Amazon’s automated store launch is a ‘Go’

Amazon’s cashier-free store is opening after a year of delays. Running off a new system called Amazon Go, the...

Another blow to retail: Amazon’s automated store launch is a ‘Go’
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Data’s in: Retailers had best holiday season since 2010

Despite the ups and downs of retail sales, brick-and-mortar establishments had their best overall year in awhile in 2017....

Data’s in: Retailers had best holiday season since 2010
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