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"14114 Vanowen Street" 42 x 74 inches, oil on polyester over aluminum, 2013. HH: What are your philosophical differences
Why was this the case? There are two over-arching reasons: retailers and digitally-enabled companies have price transparency
I stood in line at Target to check out. Dozens of people in front of me and I am wishing now I would have taken a picture. There, dozens of customers standing in line with their phones, asking and showing the cashier if they would match this price, discount this that and the other thing. T
Now I have a lobster pillow and a faux-coral sculpture I don't even understand. The only reason I didn't buy a lamp is there was no room in my cart after the f*cking pillows.
The evidence of the new retail world was all there on Thursday when Walmart announced its sales for the previous three months
The end of the big-box store era may soon be upon us.
Still, Walmart hasn't kept up with the online juggernaut, Amazon. Walmart did about $10 billion in web sales sales last year
Why are we now burning so much more fossil fuel to move retail goods? There are multiple reasons, but many of the most important factors are rooted in the rise of Walmart.
Another example of the value of smart planning policy was last month's unanimous decision by the Green Bay (Wisconsin) City
They used to house fast food and discount goods, but now...
Though recent news hasn't been good -- record drought in the Southwest, the precipitous decline of Monarch butterflies, the extermination of top predators that keep our ecosystems healthy -- my recent trip to Australia made me feel more hopeful than in a long time.
The person serving mini-tacos samples showed complete politesse when I circled back for the fifth time.
Mr. Gray, instead of looking at the "full impact" this bill would have on large corporations, maybe you should look at the "full impact" this would have on the citizens who elected you. You represent us, not Wal-Mart and Costco.
Land-use policy is one of the most powerful -- and underutilized -- tools communities have for steering the evolution of their economies. With the global corporate economy rife with hidden costs and consequences, more communities would do well to take advantage of it.
The unintended consequence of the giant chain stores' victories was the total destruction of local economic networks, that is, Main Streets and downtowns, in effect destroying many of their own livelihoods. We can get that all back, but it won't be a bargain.
After Cyber Monday, Toys 'R' Us, Kohl's and other online stores alienated many bargain seekers whose orders were ultimately
He's looking for a job with a big company that operates chain stores, or a property management company (who do you think bought up all those foreclosed homes?)
Competitive food prices are crucial in the wake of the recent drought, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture has said
Check out photos of the LA Walmart protest: Photos by Kathleen Miles For this reason, part two of the Walmart opponents' fight
I haven't totally changed my belief about supporting independent businesses, I'm just more open to the idea of what "local" really means.