Tag: stores

Nike wants to resell your (lightly) worn shoes in some stores

Nike on Monday announced an initiative where it accepts returned shoes that are gently worn or have a manufacturing flaw and cleans and sanitizes them. The refurbished shoes are then resold in select stores at a reduced price.
The company said it’s currently selling the returned shoes in eight Nike (NKE) stores in the United States, with plans to expand to 15 locations by the end of April and several more by the end of the year.
Sustainability is a growing focus in the world of sportswear and the broader fashion industry, which is one of the biggest
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Americans not ready to return to stores after Covid-19 vaccine: survey

Pedestrians wearing protective masks carry shopping bags in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.

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As millions of Americans wait their turn to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, many say they won’t be rushing back to retailers’ stores to shop for clothes and shoes after the immunization, according to a new survey.

Forty percent of consumers say they plan to shop for apparel in stores either the same amount or less after being vaccinated, according to a study released Wednesday by First Insight. The predictive consumer analytics firm polled more than

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As shoppers stay away, small stores seek refuge online

NEW YORK (AP) — For small retailers across the country, the coronavirus outbreak has turned an already challenging business environment into never-ending uncertainty.

Amy Witt might have 20 customers on a good day in her Dallas women’s clothing store, and then none the next.

“It’s a rollercoaster we ride every day,” says Witt, whose store, Velvet Window, reopened May 1 after being closed since March. “We’re doing everything we can to cover expenses and keep the store stocked with inventory.”

Many of Witt’s older customers are still shy about going into stores, especially since the virus has resurged in Texas.

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‘Bleak Friday’ for Stores as Pandemic Pushes Holiday Shopping Online

The 2020 edition of Black Friday did not offer the usual scenes of bustling stores and shoppers lined up outside discount chains and electronics retailers. Instead, most people bought online, if they bought at all.

Crowds at malls and city shopping districts were relatively sparse over the holiday weekend in the face of rising coronavirus cases and warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to avoid large groups. Major chains closed on Thanksgiving, after years of being open that day. And many Americans did their shopping before the weekend even began, drawn by sales that began in October.

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Nikes are getting harder to find at stores. Here’s why

Nike wants customers to buy more of its shoes, clothing and gear at Nike stores and on Nike.com and its apps, as well as at a more limited group of retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) and Foot Locker (FL). So the company in recent years has slashed the number of traditional retailers it sells its goods to while shifting to grow directly through its own channels, especially online. That has affected big and small retailers. In addition to pulling out of some independently owned stores, Nike (NKE) also ended a partnership
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