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Target Now Offering Curbside Pickup in Philly

Love Target but hate the lines, the long walks through the store and products you don’t need haunting you — eventually making you spend much more […]


City Sports Closing All Stores, Including Three in Philly Area

City Sports is set to liquidate all its assets and close its 26 locations nationwide — including three in the Philadelphia area. The company filed […]


Scrub Daddy Founder’s New Invention: A Belt That Charges Your Phone

The Daddy of the Scrub Daddy is at it again. Three years after inventing the most successful product to ever to emerge from TV’s Shark […]


Urban Outfitters: Workers No Longer On-Call on Off Days

Urban Outfitters has become the latest retailer to end its controversial on-call scheduling policy in North America. Previously, Urban workers would have to be on-call […]


Hey Urban Outfitters, Stop Treating Employees Like They Won the Cool-Job Lottery

Urban Outfitters — known for its hipster-chic clothes and dorm-room-esque decor — made news for all the wrong reasons last week. Urban sent a message to salaried employees […]


Campbell Soup Ad Features Gay Dads and a Famous Line From Star Wars

Campbell Soup took a bold advertising step this week, releasing a series of commercials featuring non-traditional families. The ad that’s gotten the most attention features two real-life […]


Former Franklin Mills Mall Begins Indoor Renovations

Franklin Mills Mall, wait sorry, Philadelphia Mills has started to undergo phase two of a multi-million dollar renovation project, adding skylights, flooring and most importantly new […]


Urban Outfitters Ends Controversial Employee Policy Amid Government Pressure

Urban Outfitters is the latest retailer to end the controversial policy of on-call scheduling — at least in New York state. Announcing the change on his […]


Wawa Launches Credit Card

Wawa has launched its own credit card, and the popular retailer hopes it’ll attract more customers to get gas at its locations. For the first two months that […]


Five Below CEO on Growing a $680 Million Business Into a Behemoth

Joel Anderson is running a retail empire. But unlike the Amazons and eBays of the world, Five Below sells nothing online and is an entirely brick-and-mortar operation. With […]

Eagles fans in stands

Eagles Beer Prices Are Highest in NFL

It’s no secret that beer is supposed to be expensive at NFL games, but when Philadelphia Eagles fans blow the froth off one at Lincoln Financial Field, they’ll be […]


Christmas in September? 14 Percent Have Already Started Shopping

Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year. Last year I saw a Christmas commercial before Halloween. (Before Halloween!) Corporations, I know Christmas is […]


QVC Laying Off 147 Workers

QVC, the West Chester-based retail sales behemoth, is laying off 147 workers — mainly holding warehouse jobs. It’s the result of the company permanently closing its […]


Athleta Launches Derek Lam Collaboration in Philly Tomorrow

This fall is a big season for designer collaborations (Uniqlo X Christopher Lemaire; Target X Adam Lippes; H&M X Balmain), and the fun has already started. Today […]


Gap Ending Controversial On-Call Shifts

Doctors should be on call. Psychologists with suicidal patients should be on call. But retail workers? Not so much. Still, Gap Inc. and other retailers have forced employees to be […]