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Thanksgiving and Inflation: The Cost of the Holiday This Year

Holiday costs from groceries to travel are up, and consumers have been willing to pay them.Roe D’Angelo and The Thanksgiving feast last year was one of the most expensive ever; […]




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Food Prices Soar, and So Do Companies’ Profits

Some companies and restaurants have continued to raise prices on consumers even after their own inflation-related costs have been covered. Read More







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How U.S. Inflation Expectations Are Being Shaped by Consumer Choices

Economic policymakers are razor focused on inflation expectations after more than a year of rapid price increases. Consumers explain how they’re thinking about rising costs.July 27, 2022Inflation started in the […]







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Retail Workers Increasingly Fear for Their Safety

Assaults at stores have been increasing at a faster pace than the national average. Some workers are tired of fearing for their safety. June 28, 2022There was the customer who […]




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Trader Joe’s Workers File for Election to Create Company’s First Union

In a sign that service industry workers continue to have a strong interest in unionizing after successful votes at Starbucks, REI and Amazon, employees at a Trader Joe’s in western […]




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Instacart’s Pandemic Boom Is Fading

Mr. Mehta told each company that he was talking to one of its biggest competitors, so it had to act fast. But the discussions did not get far. The other […]




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Gopuff Buys Time for Its 30-Minutes-or-Less Delivery Promise

“Once you can execute, and obviously that’s hard, it wins in the long term,” he said.Gopuff added that it was putting a public offering on the back burner because the […]




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Hong Kong’s Covid Crackdown Empties Stores and Sets Off Exodus

HONG KONG — As the government in Hong Kong struggles to contain the city’s worst Covid outbreak ever, some residents have panicked. They have emptied supermarket shelves of vegetables and […]