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    • Social Media 'Influencers': A Marketing Experiment Grows into a Mini-Economy

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    What was an experimental marketing practice only a short time ago has morphed into a mini-economy with dizzying financial stakes. The social-media analytics firm Captiv8 estimates that big brands are spending a collective $255 million per month for sponsored posts on Instagram alone.

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    • 'Harry Potter' Is Back — and So Is the Bookstore Hoopla We Haven't Seen since 2007

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "'Harry Potter' Is Back — and So Is the Bookstore Hoopla We Haven't Seen since 2007" is from the July 29, 2016, Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Why a Big Clothing Retailer Is Trying an Amazon Prime-Like Subscription

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Why a Big Clothing Retailer Is Trying an Amazon Prime-Like Subscription" is from the May 04, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Robots and Artificial Intelligence Set to Upend the Art of Making a Sale

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    These innovations present tantalizing possibilities for retailers, who can ill afford to lose any opportunity to satisfy or even upsell a customer at a time when mall foot traffic is tumbling precipitously. But the advances also raise thorny questions about what the retail workforce of the future will look like if a growing array of tasks can soon be punted to robots or tablet applications.

    "Robots and Artificial Intelligence Set to Upend the Art of Making a Sale" is from the January 18, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Can Artificial Intelligence Help You Find an Outfit? Macy's Is Giving It a Try

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    "Can Artificial Intelligence Help You Find an Outfit? Macy's Is Giving It a Try" is from the July 20, 2016 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Walmart Outperforms Target, and the Difference Might Be Groceries

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Walmart Outperforms Target, and the Difference Might Be Groceries" is from the August 18, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Walmart Plans to Transform the Way We Buy Groceries

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    On a sweaty September morning in the Nashville suburbs, Anna Brummel pulls her white SUV into a Walmart parking lot to stock up on groceries.

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    • Advocacy Groups Urge Crackdown on 'Influencer' Marketing Aimed at Children

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    In the fast-changing digital world, companies are looking for new marketing tactics to reach their audiences. Many of them have turned to a practice known as “influencer” marketing, in which YouTube and Instagram personalities are paid for using or talking up a product on their social-media channels.

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    • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Steps Aside to Focus on Other Corporate Initiatives

    • By: Sarah Halzack, Jena McGregor
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Starbucks announced Thursday that Howard Schultz plans to step aside as chief executive to focus on new initiatives at the coffee giant, an abrupt change for a man widely praised for putting a once adrift company back on track and guiding it through a period of rapid global expansion.

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    • Why This Start-Up Wants to Put Vegetables You've Never Heard of on Your Dinner Table

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
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    The fairy tale eggplant is nearly seedless, light purple and white-streaked, and tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Its shape is familiar but it tastes less bitter than the common variety. Fairy tale eggplants are hardly a staple of the American dinner table and are nearly nonexistent in supermarkets. And yet, Blue Apron, the meal-kit delivery service, has plenty of use for them: The company expects to buy half a million pounds of them this year.

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    • Under Armour Debuts 'Made in the U.S.' Gear — and Tests What We Think We Know About Manufacturing in America

    • By: Sarah Halzack 
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    • Length: 6 mins
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    They are the first batch of clothing to be made at UA Lighthouse, a sprawling Under Armour facility that opened this summer in Baltimore. A 35,000-square-foot design and product development hub, it is an anchor of Under Armour’s attempt to figure out how to make clothing in the United States — an unusual venture in an industry where manufacturing has largely been done overseas for a generation. About 97 percent of clothing sold in the United States is imported, according to the American Apparel & Footwear Association.

    "Under Armour Debuts 'Made in the U.S.' Gear — and Tests What We Think We Know About Manufacturing in America" is from the January 30, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by  Sarah Halzack  and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Walmart Is Ending Its Express Concept and Closing 269 Stores

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Walmart Is Ending Its Express Concept and Closing 269 Stores" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Walmart’s Plan to Get You In and Out of Stores Faster

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Walmart is making yet another bid to speed up its in-store shopping experience.

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    • A First Look at How German Grocer Lidl Plans to Conquer the U.S. Market

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Lidl is set to open 20 stores this summer in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, an earlier debut than the 2018 time frame that it initially targeted. Within 12 months of opening its first U.S. stores, it is slated to have 100 locations up and down the East Coast.

    "A First Look at How German Grocer Lidl Plans to Conquer the U.S. Market" is from the February 15, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Barbie's Got a New Body – and Now Mattel Is Tackling Her Other Big Image Problem

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Barbie's Got a New Body – and Now Mattel Is Tackling Her Other Big Image Problem" is from the July 13, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Panera Comes out Swinging against Happy Meal-Style Kids' Food

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Kids are known for being finicky eaters. But executives at Panera Bread believe the restaurant industry hasn’t quite been thinking about our littlest diners the right way. “The idea that kids get cute, toy-shaped processed food — and that’s all they really want — is wrong,” said Ron Shaich, the company’s chief executive, in an interview Monday morning."

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    • How a Custom Blazer in 90 Minutes Just Might Change the Apparel Business

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    With its tidy racks of dress shirts, trousers and sweaters, the Ministry of Supply shop on Newbury Street looks, in many ways, similar to other clothing stores.

    "How a Custom Blazer in 90 Minutes Just Might Change the Apparel Business" is from the May 29, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Shipping Industry Is Poised for Massive Upheaval. Can FedEx Weather the Storm?

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Some 10,000 workers pour into the campus, ready to begin a mind-bogglingly complex ritual of steering packages to customers’ doorsteps on time. Hundreds of equipment operators zoom around the 880-acre site on warehouse tugs, pulling behind them trains of silver shipping containers shaped like half-igloos. In an earsplitting operation dubbed “the matrix,” package sorters corral boxes into a single-file line for a trip down a tangle of conveyor belts.

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    • A Year After Food Safety Scares, Chipotle Has a New Set of Problems

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    It was a little more than a year ago that Chipotle was rocked by the first in a brief flurry of food contamination incidents that sent many customers fleeing from the burrito chain. Since then, the company has been trying to win back diners in a variety of ways, ranging from a sweeping overhaul of its food safety measures to adding chorizo to its menu. It even employed gimmicks such as a summer-long rewards program and offering free meals for kids.

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    • Why QVC Is Launching a New TV Channel Dedicated Entirely to Beauty Products

    • By: Sarah Halzack
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    Home-shopping giant QVC is making a play to grab a bigger share of the booming beauty business: It is launching a separate TV network dedicated solely to cosmetics, fragrances and skincare.

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