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Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, has long been criticized for its massive buying power and lower prices that can drive smaller stores out of business. Now some activists are accusing the retailer of relying too much on local police for security at a store in Whitehall, and others around the country.

But Whitehall Police disagree.

Fashion Week Columbus

New York City and Los Angeles have the largest concentration of fashion designers and industry in the country. As the home of Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret and Express, Columbus often touts itself for third in line for America's fashion crown.

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Everyone knows The Continent has fallen on hard times. But once, it bustled the way Easton Town Center does now. 

Sears used to be the titan of American retailing. But now its future is in doubt.

Shares of the company's stock tumbled 12 percent today after the company acknowledged Tuesday in its annual 10-K filing that its future viability is not a sure thing. A 10-K is a report that public companies file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, giving a comprehensive summary of the company's financial performance.

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Amazon has claimed a piece of prime Columbus real estate, releasing a proposal this week to open an Amazon Campus bookstore in the University District.

The Future of Retail

Jan 27, 2017
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Large department stores like JCPenney and Macy's once dominated the retail market. Much has changed over the past several years as consumers are moving to online and discount retailers, forcing these chains to close many brick and mortar locations across the country. Join us as we discuss where retail is headed and how consumers may be impacted in a changing retail industry.

Embattled retail company Abercrombie & Fitch says it's eliminated nearly 150 positions at its New Albany headquarters. 

The Future of Retail

Jan 10, 2017
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Large department stores like JCPenney and Macy's once dominated the retail market. Much has changed over the past several years as consumers are moving to online and discount retailers, forcing these chains to close many brick and mortar locations across the country. Join us as we discuss where retail is headed and how consumers may be impacted in a changing retail industry.

The Limited headquarters in New Albany, Ohio.
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The Limited retail chain began laying off some of its 248 employees at New Albany headquarters on December 2. Company officials have not announced what will happen to its 250 retail stores.

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Internet retail giant Amazon says it plans to build its second wind farm in Ohio, this one in Hardin County.

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Online retailer Amazon says beginning Wednesday, shoppers in the Columbus area can get packages delivered in as little as one hour. 

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Columbus-based retailer Bath & Body Works says it will end the controversial practice of on-call scheduling in all of its U.S. stores.

Speculation About Future Downtown Retail Mixed

Aug 24, 2015
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The revitalization of downtown Columbus has moved south in recent years.  A new courthouse, park and apartment buildings have filled vacant lots along High Street, south of the statehouse.  The plan is for a mix of residential, office and retail, but as WOSU reports, retail lags behind.

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One of Central Ohio's newest corporate employers is being acquired by the company that owns shopping channel QVC. 

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