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The Disruptive Power of Weight Loss Drugs Is Being Felt Beyond Pharma

As they do every summer, publicly traded companies posted their second-quarter results while Americans were baring their bodies on the beach. But this year, the timing was apt. On several […]




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U.S. Consumers Are Showing Signs of Stress, Retailers Say

Consumers power the U.S. economy, and their capacity to spend has repeatedly defied predictions. In early 2020, after a short but severe recession caused by the pandemic, consumers splurged on […]













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CEO Changes at Gap and Kohl’s Signal Trend for Female Executives

At the start of this year, a slew of major retailers were searching for the right person to fill their chief executive roles. Most of those companies have now found […]










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Shein Flew Influencers to China to Help Its Image. A Backlash Ensued.

When the ultrafast-fashion retailer Shein invited Kenya Freeman on a free two-week trip to China, she was thrilled. It has become a status symbol for Instagram and TikTok creators to […]




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Facial Recognition Spreads as Tool to Fight Shoplifting

Simon Mackenzie, a security officer at the discount retailer QD Stores outside London, was short of breath. He had just chased after three shoplifters who had taken off with several […]