Jaclyn Peiser

Washington, D.C.

Retail Reporter

Education: Goucher College, BA in American Studies, BA in Communications and Media Studies; Columbia University, MS in Journalism

Jaclyn Peiser is the retail reporter for The Washington Post. She previously worked overnight covering national news on The Post's Morning Mix team. Jaclyn joined the paper in 2020 after almost five years at the New York Times, where she was a news assistant and reporter covering the media industry.
Latest from Jaclyn Peiser

Hazardous air quality from wildfire smoke takes a toll on outdoor workers

“If we’re not outside, then we don’t make money," said a pedicab driver in Central Park, echoing the view of many workers who pressed on despite warnings about harmful air quality.

June 8, 2023

Emboldened shoppers threaten Target workers over Pride Month items

Some shoppers have become more emboldened to engage in confrontational, even threatening, behavior over polarizing social issues.

June 4, 2023

As retailers leave some cities, one grocery chain is trying to stay

Giant Food hopes that taking several small steps can cut costs and stop shoplifters without deterring shoppers.

May 29, 2023

Target pulls some LGBT+ items days after CEO talks up inclusivity

Target will pull some of its LGBTQ+ merchandise from its Pride Month collection after facing backlash that threatened the safety of its workers, the company said.

May 24, 2023

U.S. consumers take frugal turn as inflation persists

Retail sales and company earnings reports show that more Americans are hunting for deals, trading down to more affordable options and prioritizing essentials.

May 19, 2023

Peloton recalls 2.2 million bikes, citing an unstable seat post

The recall announced Thursday covers Peloton bike model PL01 sold from January 2018 to May 2023.

May 11, 2023

Nordstrom leaves downtown San Francisco, joining big-city retail exodus

Nordstrom shutters downtown San Francisco locations, joining a growing list of prominent stores leaving major urban areas.

May 3, 2023

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to liquidate. Here’s what it means for you.

Answers to your questions about coupons, returns, store closures and more, as well as how the Chapter 11 filing might play out for Buy Buy Baby.

April 27, 2023

Bed Bath & Beyond files for bankruptcy, plans to close all stores

After a years-long decline, the retailer is poised to lay off staff, and shutter all 360 Bed Bath & Beyond and 120 Buy Buy Baby locations.

April 24, 2023

David’s Bridal filed for bankruptcy. Here’s how to track your order.

David’s Bridal has filed for bankruptcy again, leaving brides, bridesmaids and guests alike worried about the status of their orders.

April 18, 2023