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Category Archives: Big-box store

America’s New “Trick”To Beat Black Friday Crowds: Wear Employee Uniforms

US shoppers’ lust for Black Friday bargains this year has reached absurd new levels, evidenced by a viral joke that morphed into a disturbing new trend to help shoppers beat Wal-Mart and other big box store crowds by disguising themselves as temporary holiday employees. It started when Twitter user @OverlyLiked announcing he would be selling […]

Walmart Nation: Mapping The Largest Employers In America

In an era where Amazon steals most of the headlines, it’s easy to forget about brick-and-mortar retailers like Walmart. But, even though the market values the Bezos e-commerce juggernaut at about twice the sum of Walmart, Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes that the blue big-box store is very formidable in other ways. For example, revenue […]

Dead Mall Stalking: One Hedge Fund Manager’s Tour Across Middle-America – Part 3

Via AdventuresInCapitalism.com, Part 1 here… Part 2 here… Ever since the first Sears catalog was published in 1888 (the Amazon.com of its day), pundits have called for the death of retail establishments. It’s easy to see why they would think that such a thing was happening—namely stores around them were closing in rapid succession. Of […]

The “Retail Apocalypse” Is Officially Descending Upon America

Authored by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org, Consumerism has long been a defining element of American society, but retail giants are now shutting down thousands of their locations amid a long-anticipated “retail apocalypse." BI reports that over the next couple months, more than 3,500 stores are expected to close: “Department stores like JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, and Kmart […]

At What Age Do You Outgrow IKEA?

By Priceonomics If you’re a twenty something, it may already have happened: that awkward moment when you realize all your friends have the same Pinsoshen coffee table from IKEA.  The Swedish brand’s reputation for stocking stylish furniture and selling it for low prices has made it a one-stop shop for cash-strapped students furnishing their first […]