The Washington Post

Sarah Halzack

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Restaurants had once been one of the few bright spots in retailing, but now many of them are seeing sales soften.

  • Aug 22, 2016

Traffic was again up at the big-box chain, which chalked up the improvement to tidier and better-stocked stores.

  • Aug 18, 2016

Traffic fell in the big-box stores for the first time in nearly two years.

  • Aug 17, 2016

The American economy is starting to get the election jitters.

  • Aug 15, 2016

The dramatic step is meant to better equip the retailer to survive the rise of online shopping.

  • Aug 11, 2016

Coupons and “30 percent off” deals don’t exactly scream luxury. And so the handbag giants are changing how department stores can sell their goods.

  • Aug 10, 2016

The move is aimed at expanding the big-box retailer’s fire power in online shopping.

  • Aug 8, 2016

A Boeing 767 dubbed “Amazon One” is making its inaugural flight today.

  • Aug 5, 2016

The original cohort of readers has grown up. And the last time a Potter book came out, the Kindle didn’t even exist. Can retailers still score a big hit in a new era?

  • Jul 29, 2016

The results offer evidence that Amazon’s massive scale may be translating into a profitable business model.

  • Jul 28, 2016
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Sarah Halzack is The Washington Post's national retail reporter. She has previously covered the local job market and the business of talent and hiring. She has also served as a Web producer for business and economic news. She occasionally writes for other sections at the Post, most frequently in the form of dance reviews, dance features, book reviews and obituaries.
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