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Retailers consider possibility of windowless storefronts in the future

Will windowless storefronts be a thing of the future? The possibility of that happening, particularly in urban settings, are being considered by retailers to help protect against looters.
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HOTEL LOBBY WITH PLEXIGASS SHIELDS

The Effectiveness of Plexiglass Shields

Plexiglass shields have become the silent, see-through hero in the age of coronavirus.
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Mall Owners Working Deal to Save J.C. Penney From Bankruptcy

Mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners are closing in on a deal that would buy J.C. Penney, and save the retail chain from bankruptcy.
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Up to 25,000 Retail Stores May Permanently Close in 2020

While stay-at-home orders are being lifted and stores are starting to reopen, it may be too late to save a number of brick-and-mortar shops. As many as 25,000 retail stores across the country could permanently shutter by the end of the year.
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Luxury Retailer Neiman Marcus Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Neiman Marcus stores officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today in a Houston court. The Dallas-based luxury retailer has fallen on hard times, which has been made worse by the coronavirus outbreak. Read more.
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Remember To Be Safe When Returning To Retail Stores & Restaurants

It is important to remember that things aren't back to normal.
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Retail Stores Share Lists Of Customers With High Number Of Returns

Being on some list is a good thing, while it's bad on others. Americans return a whopping $260b worth of merchandise each year and some return more than others and that's has caused many retailers to crack down on their generous return policies with some serial returned baffled when their return is...
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Gainesville Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags And Take Out Containers

Starting August 1, 2019, you will no longer have the "plastic" bag option at a grocery store, restaurant or retail store within the City of Gainesville. The Gainesville City Commission unanimously voted Thursday (1/17/19) to ban single-use plastic bags and polystyrene containers used by grocery...
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The Best And Worst Retail Stores For Returns

Of course it's the thought that counts but there’s a good chance you'll be returning one of your gifts currently under the tree. A survey of holiday shoppers found that almost two-thirds of people said they made at least one return the past holiday season. However each store has its own policies on...
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Are Bargains Really A Good Reason To Buy?

Shopping seems to be on everybody's mind these days and with another black Friday in the history books, you may be wondering what happened to the thrill of getting a bargain? And those bargains, aren't really anything special anymore. What happened? The good news is that it isn't you. The thrill of...
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