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Treasury yields rise after data show stronger online shopping and spending on apparel and home decor
Only way to end ‘vicious circle’ of shortages is for people to buy less, warns head of port operator
Rising freight costs and wage expectations pose dilemma for chains known for $1 products
Shift means many jobs lost during Covid crisis will not return, say experts
QR codes replace service staff and experts worry the shift could be permanent
GoLocal business would challenge Amazon fulfilment service as traditional retailers seek new revenue streams
US consumers remain pessimistic as Delta variant spreads
Amazon also postpones return date until January as Delta variant drives rise in US Covid-19 cases
Virus strain and transport problems could thwart companies who want staff back at their desks
Retail sales increased in June but sentiment has taken a hit from soaring prices
Spending on homes should remain elevated for some years to come
Lossmaking company’s near $900m valuation looks overpriced.
Washington Prime’s shares sank, but its bonds traded up — a sign of first-mover advantage
Retailer at centre of ‘meme stock’ mania plans further equity fundraising as SEC probes share trading
James Daunt rescued UK chain Waterstones but now faces his toughest task: tempting Americans back into Barnes & Noble
US eyes crypto regulation amid concern that a lack of oversight could harm savers and investors
Chains bring orders forward with import delays ‘worse than anyone can remember’
Americans are still spending on home remodelling even as Covid restrictions ease
Walmart, Macy’s and Home Depot boosted by stimulus spending and easing of restrictions
Target and CVS among those revising policies after health agency eases restriction
The online retailer’s push into grocery sets up a $1.3tn fight that will shape how America shops
A focus on the in-store ‘treasure hunt’ has served the sector well
Lenders to New Jersey mega-project get a 49% share in other shopping centres in restructuring
Day-trader favourite posts first results since short squeeze that sent stock soaring in January
Company has pulled back from costly deals with teams, schools and athletes that have promoted its brand