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When Department Stores Were Theater

By Alexandra Jacobs

Barneys is closing. Nordstrom is streamlining. And the hometown holiday window may be entering its final act.

Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes

By Winnie Hu and Matthew Haag

New York will allow Amazon, DHL and UPS to park cargo bikes in commercial loading zones as a way to get some trucks off the city’s gridlocked streets.

Tommy Teleshopping launches 24/7 channel on Ziggo

By Robert Briel

Tommy Teleshopping has launched a dedicated 24/7 channel on Ziggo.

Tommy Teleshopping claims to be the first Dutch home shopping company on an international trend with its own TV channel. “In the United States, but also in Germany and England, for example, there are already TV channels that are entirely dedicated to home shopping.”

Tommy TV broadcasts 24 hours a day. For the time being, these are the international product shows. Soon there will also be homemade, Dutch-language content. Tommy Teleshopping also continues to broadcast via the commercial broadcasters RTL and SBS I n The Netherlands and Vier and Vijf in Belgium.

90,000 Packages Disappear Daily in N.Y.C. Is Help on the Way?

By Winnie Hu and Matthew Haag

Package theft has also soared in cities like Denver and Washington. The increase has frustrated shoppers and led to creative measures for thwarting thieves.

The Criminal Silicon Valley Is Thriving

By Jonathan Lusthaus

Eastern Europe’s cybercriminals are highly sophisticated. Can they be coaxed into more honest work?

Black Friday 2019: What You Need to Know

By The New York Times

Whether you’re hitting the stores or buying online from your couch, we’re here to see you through all the doorbuster deals and Black Friday blowouts.

Black Friday 2019: What You Need to Know

By The New York Times

Whether you’re hitting the stores or buying online from your couch, we’re here to see you through all the doorbuster deals and Black Friday blowouts.

Less Plastic With β€˜Bags for Life’? Try Again, Campaign Groups Say

By Elian Peltier

A surge in sales of thicker reusable plastic bags in British supermarkets is worsening their “plastic footprint,” a report says.

One Thing You Can Do: Sustainable Holiday Shopping

By Kyla Mandel and John Schwartz

Also this week, better weather forecasts for the masses

They See You When You’re Shopping

By Jonah Engel Bromwich and Jessica Testa

How Sephora, Gucci, Kiehl’s and more track about 20 million online shoppers every day. (Spoiler: with cartoons.)

Thrifts for Gifts? Why Not?

By Susanne Fowler

A charity store fan says: ‘I make sure it’s absolutely impeccable, and I wrap it impeccably. And maybe I don’t tell them.’

Stores Catch Holiday Tourists Before They Even Leave the Hotel

By Jane L. Levere

To meet visitors where they are, New York retailers like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s have set up shop in hotel lobbies.

Modern Black Friday Work Force: Postal Clerk, Influencer, Robot

By Michael Corkery, Sapna Maheshwari and Daniel Dorsa

They’re still selling you stuff, but the e-commerce era has redefined who, exactly, works in retailing.

One Thing You Can Do: Sustainable Holiday Shopping

By Kyla Mandel and John Schwartz

Also this week, better weather forecasts for the masses

Looking For Wedding Deals? Start on Black Friday

By Tammy La Gorce

Wedding retailers and businesses offer discounts, some up to half off, on wedding dresses, accessories, gifts and more for your wedding party.

The Worst Tech Gifts We Give (and How to Do Better)

By Brian X. Chen

Gift cards and phone chargers make terrible presents. But those ideas can be transformed into gifts that people will cherish.

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