Jim McCann grew 1-800-Flowers.com from one flower shop in 1976 to $1.2 billion in annual revenue in 2018. Watch this video to see how McCann used technology and product diversity to grow his company into the Amazon of flowers.
In 1976, Jim McCann bought a single flower shop in New York City. 42 years later, his company, 1-800-Flowers, made $1.2 billion in annual revenue. Watch this video to see how McCann grew his company from one flower shop to the Amazon of flowers.
When Victoria's Secret entered the market in the 1980s, it revolutionized the retail of women's undergarments. 30 years later, the brand is falling behind as consumer priorities shift. Watch this video to find out how.
Levi Strauss & Co. is considering going public again IPO in 2019. Levi's patented jeans in 1873 and, though it often misses fashion trends, remains the biggest denim retailer in the United States 150 years later. Watch this video to find out how.
In its 47-year history, Starbucks has transformed from a single coffee bean store in Seattle to a 30,000 cafe international coffee power house. But massive expansion hasn't come without growing pains.
Sears Holdings, Kmart's parent company, recently filed for bankruptcy. This is Kmart's second bankruptcy since 2002. But a few decades ago, it was more successful than both Target and Walmart. Watch this video to find out what happened.
Costco is opening a chicken farming operation in eastern Nebraska so it can (partially) escape America's chicken oligopoly.
In fall 2019, Costco will open a chicken farm in eastern Nebraska that will provide Costco with 100 million chickens each year, allowing it to partially escape the American chicken oligopoly run by the likes of Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride, and Perdue.
Three years after closing its flagship location in New York, the 156 year-old toy store FAO Schwarz is opening a new location at Rockefeller Plaza.
Barnes & Noble became one of the most prolific American bookstore chains during the twentieth century, but it has struggled to stay relevant in the digital age. Watch this video to see how its story began and how it may end.