Retail Retail

Heidi Hartmann, the president of the Institute for Women's Policy Research, says women in retail lost hundreds of thousands of jobs over the last year, and men gained more than 100,000 jobs. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Analysis Shows Women Lost Jobs In Retail Last Year, Though Men Gained

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Customers flood Walmart's Bentonville, Ark., store on Thanksgiving Day in 2016. Gunnar Rathbun/AP Images for Walmart hide caption

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'Just Time Together': For Some Workers, A Thanksgiving Off Is A Rare Treat

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Retail food prices have just been through the longest period of deflation in about 60 years. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Grocery Prices Have Been Falling. Did You Notice?

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Alfred Angelo filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after closing dozens of its stores, leaving brides and bridesmaids struggling to get dresses they've paid for. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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A prototype Moby Mart is being tested in Shanghai. Per Cromwell, the project's lead designer, says four to six additional mobile supermarkets are planned in the coming year. Moby Mart hide caption

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Retraining generally isn't a top priority in the retail sector, analysts say. But Wal-Mart trains about a quarter-million of its employees a year in more advanced skills. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

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Carla and Jeremy Lang push their twin 18-month-old sons in a stroller while looking at ovens and stoves at a Sears northwest of Chicago. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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Its Survival In Doubt, Sears Struggles To Transform Once Again

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Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open. Company shares tumbled more than 12 percent Wednesday. Above, the department store's location in Brooklyn's Flatbush neighborhood today. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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An employee drags a palette of recently returned goods through the Optoro warehouse so they can be processed. Dianna Douglas/NPR hide caption

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Maryland Startup Redirects River Of Rejected Gifts

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Shoppers walk out of Uniqlo on Fifth Avenue in New York City on Black Friday, Nov. 27. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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Brick-And-Mortar Stores Go Further To Get You In The Door

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Goodwill is experimenting with boutique-style stores, like this one in southern California, to entice younger shoppers to the brand. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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A Thrift Shop Looking For A Comeup: Goodwill Goes High-End

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