Sarah Halzack

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Wednesday’s shooting in Roanoke, Va., puts a spotlight on one of corporate America’s trickier tasks: Unearthing potentially negative information about a prospective employee before it hires them in the first place.

  • Aug 28, 2015

The arrival of the U.K.’s answer to Forever 21 will serve as a test of whether our appetite for wear-it-today, trash-it-tomorrow clothing is anywhere near satiated.

  • Aug 27, 2015

The retailer confirmed Wednesday that it is removing modern sporting rifles, or MSRs, from store shelves.

  • Aug 26, 2015

The retailer, which saw strong sales of appliances and big-screen TVs, seems to be finding a better footing.

  • Aug 25, 2015

On a Thursday call with investors, the retailer’s CEO promised that more fashionable, better-fitting clothes are coming -- though not in time for the holiday season.

  • Aug 21, 2015

Nine business days later, I’m still waiting for one package. And the winner on price may not be who you expect.

  • Aug 21, 2015

A project in Shaw is shaping up to be a microcosm of some of the key trends embraced by retailers who are eager to satisfy millennial shoppers.

  • Aug 14, 2015

A surprisingly weak earnings report raises questions about whether its turnaround strategy is working.

  • Aug 13, 2015

Macy’s will court Chinese consumers with a new store on Alibaba’s Tmall.

  • Aug 12, 2015

The chain that Stewart called “the only food classified as a war crime” was initially worried when he cracked jokes at their expense. And then they had fun with it.

  • Aug 8, 2015
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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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