Business Insider seeks retail reporter

Business Insider’s Retail vertical is looking for a reporter in our Manhattan office. If you’re interested in all the things people spend money on, you might be the ideal candidate. Common brands we cover include McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Victoria’s Secret, Chipotle, and more. From testing the latest item at Taco Bell to covering the death of shopping malls, this […]

Huffington Post seeks retail reporter

The Huffington Post is looking for a talented reporter to cover retail. The reporter would be based in New York and join HuffPost’s growing business team. We’re looking for someone with a smart and engaging voice who can write original provocative pieces for HuffPost’s huge audience. The writer should understand how to craft stories for […]

Coverage: Retail sales drop in December

Stocks took a dive on Wednesday in part after December’s retail sales numbers dropped, something watchers were not expecting. But how consumers’ are doing continues to remain slightly puzzling. The New York Times had this analysis by Hiroko Tabuchi: Retail sales unexpectedly dropped 0.9 percent in December from the previous month, according to figures released Wednesday by […]

WSJ seeks Wal-Mart reporter

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an enterprising reporter to cover Wal-Mart — the world’s biggest company – as well as the wider retail industry it inhabits. The job is based in New York and will require a broad approach to the company, from covering its financial results and strategy, to revealing its impact […]

Charlotte Observer hires biz reporter from US News

Katherine Peralta, who most recently covered the economy for U.S. News, has joined The Charlotte Observer’s business news team, covering retail and also working as an early-morning online reporter. On the retail beat, she will cover the Fortune 500 retailers based in the Charlotte area, including Lowe’s Home Improvment and Family Dollar, as well as […]

WSJ seeks Wal-Mart reporter

The Wall Street Journal is looking for an enterprising reporter to cover Wal-Mart — the world’s biggest company – as well as the wider retail industry it inhabits. The job is based in New York and will require a broad approach to the company, from covering its financial results and strategy, to revealing its impact […]

Little Rock paper has new Wal-Mart reporter

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has changed the beat for two of its reporters, reports Sean Beherec of Arkansas Business. Beherec writes, “Rachel Chaney, the newspaper’s business editor, said Cyd King, who has covered Wal-Mart and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art out of the northwest Arkansas office, will move to Little Rock to cover the […]

Coverage: Black Friday sales slump

Black Friday might not be doing enough to put retailers in the black for the year. The initial numbers are back, and sales dropped 11 percent from the previous year. Shelly Banjo had these details in a story for The Wall Street Journal: Retail spending over the Thanksgiving weekend fell 11%, according to the main […]

Coverage: Black Friday deals and sales

The day after Thanksgiving, which is known as Black Friday, is the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season as consumers scramble from store to store in search of deals. Malls are packed, and in recent years some discount retailers have begun opening on Thanksgiving to accommodate crowds and the early birds. But many people […]

Coverage: Target in recovery mode

Target surprisingly beat analysts’ estimates for third quarter earnings, indicating that the company is beginning to recover from recent issues. And with the holiday shopping season upon us, it’s a good thing. Rachel Abrams had this story in The New York Times: Target reported profit had risen in the third quarter, a sign that the retailer […]