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Kroger and Albertsons CEOs face Senate lawmakers over their planned merger

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The CEOs of Kroger and Albertsons face Senate lawmakers to publicly address concerns about their planned $25 billion merger that would combine the two largest U.S. supermarket chains.

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Here's how inflation is changing holiday deals and shopping

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Shoppers are expected to spend a record amount of money this year because nearly everything is more expensive. There are some relative bargains, if you know where to look.

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Black Friday shoppers are expected to spend more money due to inflation

Friday, November 25, 2022

Black Friday shoppers are expected to spend a record amount of money in 2022 — because nearly everything is more expensive.

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How stores ended up with too many (wrong) clothes

Friday, November 25, 2022

Remember when we couldn't get enough athleisure? Or pajamas? Now, the hottest question for clothing retailers is whether they've got an "inventory glut." For shoppers, this means discounts.

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How inflation will affect this year's Black Friday shopping

Friday, November 25, 2022

Inflation is motivating shoppers to chase Black Friday deals even more than usual.

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Inflation won't win Thanksgiving: Here's NPR's plan to help you save on a meal

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Turkey, stuffing, pie — it's all way more expensive this year. But you don't have to let inflation spoil your meal, if you're willing to get creative.

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Clothing stores have a major problem on their hands: Too many things

Friday, November 18, 2022

Major clothing stores have been receiving too many wrong items this year thanks to shipping turmoil, messy ordering and rapid changes in tastes and trends. This means lots of discounts.

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New government data and reports from retailers show Americans still shopping

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Our spending habits say a lot about the state of the American economy. New government data and reports from some of the biggest retailers show Americans still shopping, and prioritizing necessities.

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Folgers is trying to be cool — but it has a problem with its reputation

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Folgers is the biggest seller of ground coffee in the U.S., but it has to confront a painful realization: its reputation isn't great. (Story aired on All Things Considered on Nov. 2, 2022.)

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Folgers, a throwback coffee brand in a time of nitro lattes, wants to be cool

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Folgers is the biggest seller of ground coffee in U.S. stores, but it has confronted a painful realization: its reputation is ... not strong.

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Folgers is trying to be cool, confronting its bad reputation

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Folgers is trying to be cool. It's the biggest seller of ground coffee in the U.S., but it had to confront a painful realization: its reputation isn't great.

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Home Depot workers in Philadelphia vote on whether to form 1st unionized store

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

More than 260 workers will be able to begin voting on Wednesday. Results are expected late Saturday.

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Adidas cuts ties with Ye after he made anti-Semitic comments

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Following pressure, Adidas cut ties with Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, after he made anti-Semitic comments.

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At an Amazon warehouse in upstate New York, workers vote against unionizing

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

This marks the second loss for the upstart Amazon Labor Union, which previously formed Amazon's first unionized U.S. warehouse in Staten Island. Amazon is still fighting that historic first union win.

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Amazon workers vote against unionizing at upstate NY warehouse

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

This marks the second loss for the upstart Amazon Labor Union, which previously formed Amazon's first unionized U.S. warehouse in Staten Island. Amazon is still fighting that historic first union win.

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Kroger and Albertsons plan merger to combine 2 largest supermarket chains

Friday, October 14, 2022

The $25-billion deal is likely to draw intense scrutiny from federal regulators and critics as it would form a new supermarket colossus at a time of soaring food costs.

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Will Bed Bath & Beyond sink like Sears or rise like Best Buy?

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The company has been on a rollercoaster of crises, including a meme-stock rise and crash. Its latest financial report comes Thursday.

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A new bill could save retailers from paying a fee when customers use credit cards

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Retailers have been complaining that credit card companies have the upper hand - charging them "swipe fees" when customers use cards. A bipartisan bill is in the works that could change that dynamic.

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The concept of quiet quitting has captured the post-pandemic zeitgeist

Thursday, September 15, 2022

At heart, it's a debate about how emotionally invested people should be in their work, with quiet quitting as a Rorschach test.

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California sues Amazon, alleging its policies cause higher prices everywhere

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

California's antitrust lawsuit alleges the company penalizes sellers and suppliers that offer cheaper prices at rival online stores.

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