Macy’s exiting 2 San Antonio locations as retailers, malls face challenges
Macy’s called the shuttering part of its strategy which leaves four stores in San Antonio. The trend, he said, is toward smaller, concept stores and not the big stores that have long anchored traditional malls. After the pandemic, Shankar expects shoppers will return to brick and mortar stores. “But, they may not be flocking to the stores in big numbers as they used to do during the days of big malls,” he said. RELATED: Two San Antonio Macy’s stores to close this year
Sephora to take over cosmetics in Kohl’s stores
NEW YORK – Sephora will be replacing all cosmetics areas at Kohl’s with 2,500 square foot shops, starting with 200 locations in the fall of next year. Earlier this month, Target said it would be opening Ulta Beauty shops in more than 100 stores next year. J.C. Penney said its developing its own cosmetics area to replace Sephora when that agreement ends. Rougeot said Sephora was attracted to Kohl's because of its network of 1,100 stores, mostly outside of malls. The Sephora shops, which will feature about 100 brands, will be at the front of Kohl's stores.
Vintage photos show the stores of San Antonio’s past
SAN ANTONIO – Fashion trends come and go, but “going out of business” signs have never gone out of style in San Antonio. Handy AndyHollywood VideoJoske’sKmartMervyn’sMontgomery WardPaylessRadio ShackToys”R”UsThe VogueWolff and MarxWoolcoSurely more department stores or other retailers have left the San Antonio area. Image: UTSA Special Collections, San Antonio Express-News collection (UTSA Special Collections, San Antonio Express-News collection)Joske’s Department Store was founded in 1869 by Julius Joske, according to the City of San Antonio. Image: Courtesy UTSA Libraries Special Collections/San Antonio Express-News (Courtesy UTSA Libraries Special Collections/San Antonio Express-News)The exterior of Joske Brothers Store on Alamo Street in San Antonio, circa 1892. Image: Courtesy UTSA Libraries Special Collections (Courtesy UTSA Libraries Special Collections)The Vogue, a women’s clothing store, stood at 301 E. Houston St.
Trader Joes says no to changing ethnic-sounding label names
It added, We do not make decisions based on petitions.The petition posted on change.org by a high school student claims the names create a narrative of exoticism that perpetuates harmful stereotypes.Other Trader Joe's names cited include Trader Giotto's and Trader Joe San for Italian and Japanese foods. Uncle Bens rice plans to evolve its brandAfter the petition was launched Trader Joe's issued a statement saying it has been in the process of updating such product labels. In an email Friday, Friend-Daniel said the company has indeed dropped some names over the years, including Arabian Joe's and Armenian Joe's, and may drop others in the future. If we find certain product names and-or products are not resonating with customers, we wont hesitate to make changes." She saw the book and the ride as being filled with racist stereotypes of native savages and white gods that she says Trader Joe's appropriated to sell food and beverages.
JC Penney cuts 1,000 jobs as chain shrinks
JC Penney says it will cut 1,000 jobs as it tries to fight its way out from under bankruptcy protection. The retailer said Wednesday that the jobs to be eliminated will include corporate, field management and international positions. It had been struggling prior to the coronavirus pandemic, but like many retailers, the virus outbreak intensified their difficulties. On Tuesday, PVH Corp. announced 450 jobs cuts in North America and said it would close 162 of its stores. As part of its bankruptcy reorganization, Penney has said it plans to permanently close nearly a third of its 846 stores in the next two years.
Industry spotlight: Insurance companies hiring big in San Antonio
In the past month, 162 companies listed open jobs for San Antonio-based workers in that area. Top companies hiring locally in insurance include Mile High Adjusters Houston Inc, Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) and First Continental Mortgage, Ltd. According to a recent job opening posted by Creative Financial Staffing (CFS), "CFS is a leading, employee-owned staffing firm." Jobs posted by Creative Financial Staffing (CFS) in the past month in San Antonio included managers, accountants and controllers. This story was created automatically using local jobs data, then reviewed by an editor.
US shoppers returned with vigor in May in partial rebound
The government’s report Tuesday showed that consumers' retail purchases have retraced some of the record-setting month-to-month plunges of March (8.3%) and April (14.7%) as businesses have increasingly reopened. Still, a big unknown is whether early gains in job growth, retail sales and other areas can be sustained in the coming months or whether they may plateau at a low level. Americans' retail purchases would need to surge by an additional 9% to return to their level before the pandemic. "While the big increase in retail sales in May is encouraging, there is still a huge amount of uncertainty about the strength of the rebound," said Gus Faucher, chief economist at PNC Financial Services. Americans' retail purchases account for roughly half of all consumer spending, which fuels about 70% of total economic activity.
San Antonio industry spotlight: Health care hiring going strong
San Antonio's health care industry is experiencing strong job growth. The health care industry also came in first in terms of local employers adding new jobs. In the past month, 201 companies listed open jobs for San Antonio-based workers in that area. Top companies hiring locally in health care include Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care, HealthTexas Medical Group of San Antonio and The Center for Health Care Services. This story was created automatically using local jobs data, then reviewed by an editor.
Technicians see more job openings in San Antonio
Hiring for technicians in San Antonio is going strong. In the past month, 115 companies listed open jobs for San Antonio-based workers in the industry. Top companies seeking local technicians include Midas Auto Service - JC, Medix Group and Experis. According to a recent job opening posted by Experis, the company boasts that it is the "No. This story was created automatically using local jobs data, then reviewed by an editor.
Hot job skills: Managers in demand in San Antonio
Hiring for managers in San Antonio is going strong. Local manager also came in second in terms of local employers adding new jobs by occupation. In the past month, 105 companies listed open jobs for San Antonio-based workers in the industry. Top companies seeking local managers include Jack in the Box, AA Pollo Inc and APR. This story was created automatically using local jobs data, then reviewed by an editor.
IKEA Live Oak opens for curbside pickup; in-store shopping still closed
SAN ANTONIO IKEA fans still cant wind through the aisles of the giant stores, but they will be able to order for pickup. IKEA Live Oak told KSAT.com that it has rolled out its click & collect service for curbside pickups. San Antonio City Council votes to extend Stay Home Work Safe order through June 4While Gov. Greg Abbott has allowed retailers to open under capacity limits, IKEA Live Oak says it is not fully opening its doors just yet. We are using guidance from the CDC and state authorities to ensure that opening in this capacity is safe for co-workers and customers within the context of the local COVID-19 situation, IKEA Live Oak said in a statement.
Texas-based J.C. Penney plans to close more than 240 stores
NEW YORK J.C. Penney will permanently close nearly 30% of its 846 stores as part of a restructuring under bankruptcy protection. The Plano, Texas, retailer said Monday that it plans to close about 192 stores by February 2021, and then 50 additional stores in the year after that. Penney filed for bankruptcy reorganization on Friday, making it the biggest retailer to do since the coronavirus pandemic forced them to shut down all stores temporarily. The pandemic has begun to fell some of the weakest companies as retail sales plunge. J.Crew and Neiman Marcus sought bankruptcy protection days before J.C. Penney.
San Antonio industry spotlight: Tech hiring going strong
San Antonio's tech industry is experiencing strong job growth. In the past month, 182 companies listed open jobs for San Antonio-based workers in that area. Top companies hiring locally in information technology include Tech Quarry, Enterprise Solutions Inc and Convene Technologies. Jobs posted by Tech Quarry in the past month in San Antonio included software engineers and data engineers. This story was created automatically using local jobs data, then reviewed by an editor.
Walmart CEO says we’re in the ‘hair color’ phase of panic buying
Now hair clippers and hair dye are flying off shelves. "You can definitely see that as people have stayed home, their focus shifted," Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said on the Today Show, Friday. Panic buying begat even more panic buying, and the run on bathroom tissue sent ripple effects through the supply chain. Sales of hair clippers increased 166% and hair coloring products rose 23%, from the same period a year earlier, according to Nielsen. “I don’t want to put myself at risk [of catching the coronavirus] just to make sure someone’s hair is pretty.”
Which stores are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
Time is running out to buy the perfect gifts or groceries for Christmas festivities. Several stores will keep their lights on for Christmas Eve, but will close early and remain locked for Christmas Day. ‘While You Were Sleeping’: FedEx employees get up early to guarantee speedy deliveriesHere’s what to expect as far as store hours on Christmas week. Christmas EveWalmart: Midnight-6 p.m.Target: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.H-E-B: 6 a.m.-8 p.m., curbside 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.Walgreens: Open until 11:59 p.m.CVS: Open, hours vary by locationWhole Foods: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.Macy’s: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.North Star Mall: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Ingram Park Mall: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.South Park Mall: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The Shops at La Cantera: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Rolling Oaks Mall: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Dollar General: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.Dollar Tree: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.Best Buy: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.Barnes & Noble Booksellers: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Costco: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Academy Sports and Outdoors: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.Dick’s Sporting Goods: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.JCPenney: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.Nordstrom: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Christmas Day
A viral $75 Costco coupon is fake, Costco says. (So please stop reposting it)
(CNN) -- That $75 Costco coupon floating around Facebook that seems too good to be true is, in fact, too good to be true. The company debunked the coupon scam that promised users $75 off their purchase at the wholesale warehouse. The fraudulent offer cropped up on Facebook earlier this year, prompting users to click on a link unaffiliated with Costco to collect their $75 coupon. To access it, users would need to share the post on Facebook and input some personal information. Costco shares legit deals on its website and doesn’t accept any coupons that are not issued by Costco.
Shoppers, retailers get psyched for Cyber Monday
Retail stores saw less foot traffic on Black Friday, which may mean they prefer to shop from the comfort of their own homes on Cyber Monday. Retail & Financial Journalist Vera Gibbons joined CBSN to talk about this year's digital doorbusters.cbsnews.com