How the Best Workplaces in Retail Are Shaking Up the Industry

Zoro is a nine-year-old retail company. But it is shaking up its market by acting more like an agile startup than an old-school seller of goods. The Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based company is an online-only vendor, with a target market of businesses in search of products ranging from office supplies to power tools to landscaping equipment.
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Today, in the ultimate closet purge, the Kardashian clan began selling lightly used and never worn outfits and accessories to fans. Starting at noon Eastern time today, visitors to KardashianKloset.com could pony up for some of the finery seen on the show as well as other personal items. Sold tags quickly popped up on a
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On a corner in San Francisco’s Jackson Square, formerly part of the city’s famed Barbary Coast and now an enclave of design firms and disruptive start-ups, the fog swirls just beyond the windows that run the length of Rothy’s headquarters. The fog is so thick and ever-present the locals have named it Karl. But inside,
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When a city falls for a chef’s cooking, it’s easy to forget the dining experience is a temporary sensation. Though chef Sean Brock’s efforts both in and out of the kitchen helped raise Charleston’s profile to that of a global dining destination, the announcement last summer that Brock was officially taking a step back—or severing
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Antoni Porowski might be best known as one of the five friendly hosts on Netflix’s Queer Eye, the effervescent update to the reality program encouraging everyday people across the country to live their best lives. As the culinary expert of the quintet, Porowski has expanded his role as the cast chef and parlayed that into
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Seats at the sushi bar of Misaki, newly opened in Los Cabos, look out from just high enough of an angle that the blond wood of the window frames only the ombré of blues, from endless sea meeting clear blue sky. Looking down at the table, a sampler of tuna sashimi echoes the coastal ombré—this
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Capriccio is a wine brand that became cool only when it turned into sangria. It had been a dusty brand that was sold in Puerto Rico, not registering much in the way of buzz or sales. But Capriccio’s owner, Florida Caribbean Distillers, took a look at the wine category to see which trends were taking
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They’re the chunky, thick-soled throwbacks to the 1990s known as dad shoes. And they’re beloved by millennials, whose fascination with retro footwear has brought Fila back from the dead. They’ve also helped Yoon Yoon-soo amass an unlikely fortune. Gene, as he’s known in English, is estimated to be worth about $830 million through his stake
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The Barnes & Noble saga may yet have a happy ending. The retailer, still the largest U.S. bookstore chain despite years of shriveling sales, was bought by hedge fund ­Elliott Management along with newly revived British bookseller Waterstones in a $683 million deal. It’s easy for any retailer to blame Amazon for its woes, but
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Out of the worst recession the country has seen since the Great Depression, and in the span of a decade, Big Gay Ice Cream has grown from happy-go-lucky and social media wunderkind ice cream truck to Ben & Jerry’s competitor status, now with a full retail line in stores on both coasts. In celebration of
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