NEW YORK, United States — Online shopping surged to a record on Cyber Monday as many consumers snubbed physical stores and took to the Web to buy holiday gifts.
NEW YORK, United States — U.S. retailers' controversial choice to kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season early, on Thanksgiving, may not pay off as much as they had hoped.
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Six months ago, when 1,127 Bangladeshi workers were killed in the collapse of a high-rise warren of garment factories, international outcry led to pledges by western retailers and the government to set up a large-scale inspection regime and a new wage system.
LONDON, United Kingdom — A meeting to determine compensation for victims of two factory disasters in Bangladesh was postponed until September after a union official fell ill, workers threatened to strike in Dhaka and European brands balked at attending over the summer.
WASHINGTON DC, United States — Nearly 20 North American retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Gap Inc unveiled a 5-year safety plan for Bangladesh garment factories on Wednesday that would include inspecting every factory within a year.