Walmart arm Sam's Club, responding to the furore in China over what local media said was its deliberate removal of Xinjiang-sourced products from its app, denied the move and termed it "a misunderstanding".
Retailers' longer return policies, launched during the pandemic to lure consumers, could leave them facing higher costs if shoppers bring back a record-setting $112bn in gifts bought during the long holiday season.
Big retailers are breaking California law and misleading consumers by selling plastic shopping bags bearing language and symbols that falsely suggest the bags can be recycled, a state-appointed commission alleges.
Amazon's push to recruit big-rig contractors to haul goods across its warehouses is colliding with a trucker shortage as the company moves what are expected to be record numbers of packages this holiday season.
U.S. shoppers spent less online during Black Friday this year, with many venturing back to physical stores despite coronavirus fears, tight supplies, and retailers' efforts to encourage earlier holiday purchases.
Stuart Rose has been appointed chairman of UK supermarket giant Asda as of next month. The UK retail veteran, who stepped down as chair of Ocado earlier this year, will lead the board’s search for a new chief executive.