Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it would lift the $35 minimum order value that subscribers of its loyalty service had to meet for next-day or two-day shipping, as the retailer gears up for a holiday season dominated by online shopping.
NEW YORK Masked shoppers turned up in smaller numbers at major U.S. retailers including Macy's Inc, Walmart Inc and Best Buy Co Inc on Black Friday as early online deals and worry about the spike in COVID-19 cases dulled enthusiasm for trips to the mall. | Video
NEW YORK, Nov 27 From Walmart Inc to
Best Buy, retailers have overhauled Black Friday
shopping, with some assigning clerks in orange vests to serve as
traffic cops, taking shoppers' temperatures and offering
"grab-and-go" merchandise, including toys, bikes and kitchen
appliances to discourage lingering in store aisles.
Nordstrom Inc said on Tuesday a 37% surge in online sales helped the upscale department store top analysts' earnings expectations and boost confidence about its holiday performance despite a more competitive, promotional playing field.
Tiffany & Co, which is being bought by French luxury giant LVMH, beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly profit on Tuesday as the U.S. jeweler benefited from an over 70% rise in sales in China and a recovery in demand at home.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK Toilet paper aisles are emptying again as COVID-19 curfews and shutdowns in states from California to New York send pandemic-weary shoppers on a new scramble for essentials. | Video
MADRID/NEW YORK/COPENHAGEN Are you a "user-experience" gun for hire? Well, your time has come.
Macy's Inc reported a more than 20% drop in quarterly comparable sales on Thursday and said it expects declines of that magnitude to continue in the fall, signaling a tough holiday season for the coronavirus-battered department store chain. | Video