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To retain workers, Walmart moves more of them full time

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is moving more of its workers full time, with the goal of having two-thirds of its U.S. store hourly jobs be full time with more consistent work schedules by early next year. ...

Kohl's names 3 new directors in deal with activist investors

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl’s Corp. says it's adding three independent members to its board of directors as part of an agreement it struck with a key activist investor group that has been fighting to exert m...

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again. Amazon wareh...

GameStop nominates Chewy founder Ryan Cohen as chairman

NEW YORK (AP) — GameStop says it's nominating Chewy founder Ryan Cohen as chairman of the board at its annual shareholders' meeting on June 9. The current board chair is Kathy P. Vrabeck. ...

Saks joins a growing list of retailers to go fur-free

NEW YORK (AP) — Saks Fifth Avenue is joining a growing list of retailers and brands including Macy's, Versace and Prada that will stop using animal fur as it reacts to a backlash from consumers. ...

Target to spend more than $2B on Black-owned businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — Target will spend a total of more than $2 billion at Black-owned businesses by 2025 as part of its effort to advance racial equity. That's a significant increase in ...

ThredUp's shares pop on stock market debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of ThredUp rose 30% in their stock market debut Friday, reflecting investor enthusiasm for the online marketplace for second-hand fashion goods. The stock mark...

Garment workers in Myanmar fight for democracy, livelihoods

NEW YORK (AP) — Tin Tin Wei used to toil 11 hours a day, six days week sewing jackets at a factory in Myanmar. But following the military coup in early February, she hasn't stitched a single garment. ...

Les Wexner exits board, severs last ties to retail empire

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire retail icon Les Wexner is severing his last ties with the retail empire that he founded in 1963. L Brands, which operates Victoria's Secret and Bath &...

Nordstrom launches livestream selling, popular in China

NEW YORK (AP) — Upscale department store chain Nordstrom is getting into livestream selling, the latest U.S. retailer to jump on the trend that has been already popular in China. The...

Brand firm takes controlling stake in Toys R Us parent

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York-based brand management firm that already owns Anne Klein and Joseph Abboud is taking a controlling stake in the parent company of the iconic Toys R Us and Babies R Us brands...

Workers worry about safety, stress as states ease mask rules

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Leo Carney worries that bigger crowds and mask-less diners could endanger workers at the Biloxi, Mississippi, seafood restaurant where he manages the kitchen. Maribel Corne...

Michaels signs a deal with Apollo to go private

NEW YORK (AP) — Arts and crafts retailer Michaels is going private. The retail chain, based in Irving, Texas, said Wednesday that it has agreed to be acquired by Apollo Global Manage...

Bed Bath & Beyond goes with something new to revive brand

NEW YORK (AP) — Bed Bath & Beyond will launch a slew of new store brands to lure younger customers in a bid to energize sales the home retail chain. The chain will begin selling...

Kohl's reports mixed 4Q results but offers upbeat outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's reported mixed results for its fiscal fourth quarter, delivering a 30% increase in profits but a 10% drop in sales. Results, announced Tuesday, handily beat W...