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Will Retailers Switch to a Price Tag System That Screws Customers at Every Opportunity?
Business  (tags: stores, retail, prices, scams, customers )

Freya
- 375 days ago - alternet.org
With digital price tags, big companies can determine the maximum amount every customer is willing to pay and adjust accordingly, instantly.
Hone Depot Follows Amazon in Investing to Take Down Local Businesses
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, jobs, retail, poverty, corporate, economy, finance, ethics, marketing, investors, labor, usa, technology )

Angelus
- 859 days ago - risnews.edgl.com
Yet Bernie criticizes the Democrats for destroying local business!
Tell JCPenney to Close for Thanksgiving
Business  (tags: retail, sales, Thanksgiving, holidays, workers, petitions )

Freya
- 1076 days ago - change.org
Last year and now again this year the executives of JCPenney have decided that being open on Thanksgiving day is more important than the family lives of their thousands of employees.
Right-Wing Urban Outfitters Now Asking Employees to Work for Free
Business  (tags: apparel, stores, retail, workers, employment, wages, wage theft )

Freya
- 1102 days ago - alternet.org
Over the last few years, Urban Outfitters has become known for three things outside of carrying overpriced clothes that fall apart the first time you wash them. Now the company is asking employees to work for free.
Black Friday Bargain Hunters Out in Force, in Lines and Online
Business  (tags: world, society, news, money, marketing, humans, finance, economy, corporate, consumers, business, Black Friday, Bragain Hunters, Stores, Online, Retail, shoppers, sales )

Darren
- 1417 days ago - nytimes.com
Tinged with protests and wintry weather, Black Friday still lured crowds into stores across the country, even as some shoppers expressed exhaustion over what has become a long, drawn-out start to the holiday sales.
Employees Forced to Work on Thanksgiving Day or Face Being Fired
Business  (tags: Thanksgiving, retail, workers, employment, shopping, vacation, holidays, greed )

Freya
- 1423 days ago - yahoo.com
Tyler Barton, 24, is university student and a manager at a national discount retailer in Oklahoma. He won't give away more details of his employment because of a non-disclosure agreement he signed when first joining the company.
Target: Stay Closed on Thanksgiving
Business  (tags: petitions, retail, holidays, workers, Target, Thanksgiving, shopping )

Freya
- 1429 days ago - change.org
Every year, the store hours for "Black Friday" becomes earlier and earlier that it takes away from family time for both employees and customers. Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family; it isn't for deals, savings, and money.
Dunkin' Donuts Worker's Death Reveals The True Cost Of Our Low-Wage, Part-Time Economy
Business  (tags: economy, working poor, low-wage, multiple jobs, & shifts, minimum wage, poverty, retail, service, Maria Fernandes death, Debra Harrell arrest, , 20M low-wage earners:, 2/3 women, living wage )

LucyKalei
- 1504 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
NJ woman, 32, died in a car park this wk catching a few hrs sleep between (4) jobs, chilling reminder of the struggle low-wage workers, esp women, face in absence of a living wage, cobbling together a patchwork of low-wage jobs with unreliable schedules
Walmart, Costco Tied to Slave Labor in Shrimp Industry
Business  (tags: Asia, Employment, Europe, Human rights, Prices, Retail, Scandal, Trade, USA )


- 1587 days ago - rt.com
The world's largest shrimp farmer gets fishmeal used to feed its crop from supplier that use slave labor, according to a new investigative report. It then sells its farm-raised shrimp to food retail giants, including Walmart and Costco in the US.
Walmart Employees Deliver Chairman $7.8 Bn 'Tax Bill' for Company's Tax Breaks
Business  (tags: business, taxes, walmart, Protest, Retail, USA )


- 1641 days ago - rt.com
Protesting Walmart's tax privileges as it pays its workers notoriously low wages, the store's employees and others have delivered a $7.8 billion "tax bill" to the Arizona home of the retail giant's chairman, Rob Walton.
Walmart Yielding to Pressure About Worker Treatment
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, consumers, Lowes, Home Depot, retail, employers, employment, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, economy, government, investors, labor, investments, investing, money, usa, wal-mart, politics )

Angelus
- 1705 days ago - readersupportednews.org
Home Depot needs a serious look as well as Lowe's, Target, etc. Understaffing is a huge problem in Big Retail. Also, these companies claim they cannot give fixed schedules, so they destroy lives by predatory scheduling.
UK Retailer M&S Faces Boycott After Muslim Worker Refused to Sell Alcohol
Business  (tags: retail, Muslins, alcohol, UK, England, shopping )

Freya
- 1757 days ago - worldnews.nbcnews.com
British retailer Marks and Spencer apologized on Monday to customers angered after a Muslim checkout worker refused to sell champagne for religious reasons.
Data Lost on 650,000 Credit Card Holders
Business  (tags: credit cards, retail, computer tape, informationauto )


- 3923 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Personal information on about 650,000 customers of J.C. Penney and up to 100 other retailers could be compromised after a computer tape went missing.
Retail in a State of "Anarchy" as Consumers Retreat
Business  (tags: badcreditcards, recession, retail, money, consumers )

AWAY AWHI
- 3927 days ago - reuters.com
U.S. chain stores, reeling from the slowest holiday shopping season in five years, got some more bad news on Sunday: 2008 will not be any better and could see changes that may shift the retail playing field forever
Retailers Focus More on Thanksgiving Day
Business  (tags: business, retail, holidays, commericialism, internet, marketing )


- 3979 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The nation's retailers want shoppers to spend less time eating turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving and more time shopping -- whether it's online or on land. Maybe these retailers need to take the time, and watch "Miracle on 34th St" from 1947
 

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