Retail

Pro Bankruptcy Bankruptcy

The Canadian owner of 322 Garage and Dynamite women’s clothing and accessories stores has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and plans to close some of its locations after struggling with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Off Duty Travel

Thanks to a new bike path in New York’s Hudson River Valley, you can loop around the region as leisurely as you please. Plus: Three other easy biking escapes from Chicago, Atlanta and L.A.

Economy

Retail-industry hiring accelerated in August, with stores adding a seasonally adjusted 249,000 jobs, as more businesses reopened and more Americans left their homes to go shopping.

Business

Traffic at Heathrow’s once-teeming terminals is down to a trickle, leaving the London airport’s retail establishments largely closed. Like many airports around the world, the drop in sales has a major impact on its business.

Business

Doug McMillon has worked to remake Walmart since becoming its chief executive six years ago. His latest joint bid for TikTok’s U.S. operations would be the farthest departure from the retail giant’s roots, trying to turn the social-media app into a Walmart storefront.

Pro Bankruptcy Bankruptcy

A former NASA scientist and his partner are looking to make a killing from the e-commerce businesses of bankrupt retailers Dressbarn, Pier 1, Modell’s and others.

Property Report

Retail landlords are including pandemic language in new leases, as tenants seek protection after coronavirus shutdowns in March complicated their negotiations for rent relief.

CIO Journal

Retailers more than ever are leaning on cloud computing to capitalize on a surge in online shopping without overloading their information-technology systems.

The Covid Storm

Blame lean manufacturing. A decadeslong effort to eke out more profit by keeping inventory low left many manufacturers unprepared when Covid-19 struck. And production is unlikely to ramp up significantly any time soon.

Heard on the Street

Investors in TJX Cos and Ross Stores are facing a version of “The Marshmallow Test,” the famous experiment that measures one’s ability to delay gratification.

Fashion

With practically nowhere to go and little to carry, women are trading cumbersome bags for hands-free designer fanny packs, ideal for toting masks, phones and hand sanitizer.

Business

The discount retailer filed for bankruptcy protection twice and last year closed its 2,500 North American stores. It is now attempting its third comeback, amid the coronavirus pandemic.