Jinjoo Lee Columnist
  • New York
  • The Wall Street Journal

Jinjoo Lee is a Heard on the Street columnist based in New York City covering energy and retail. She previously wrote for industry publication SparkSpread, reporting on deals in the energy sector.

Focus Areas

  • Energy
  • Retail

255 Articles
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Chewy’s Online Pet Dominance Could Lose Its Bite

The company is still the dominant online pet retailer, but Amazon and big-box retailers are starting to nip at its he...

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1 day ago
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Cotton-Price Decline Could Cushion Apparel Margins

The unwinding of a surge in cotton prices is welcomed as the outlook for clothing demand seems uncertain.

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8 days ago
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Kroger Needs to Up its E-Commerce Game

The company’s proposed merger with Albertsons, even if approved, won’t necessarily supercharge its digital business.

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9 days ago
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Heating Bills to Send Chill Through Americans’ Finances

Gasoline prices have receded, but heating costs will be the next source of sticker shock, depending on where you live.

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15 days ago
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The Lipstick Index Is Back

Beauty companies are positioned to come out of an uncertain holiday season looking refreshed, as lipstick sales make ...

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17 days ago
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Dollar Tree’s Green Shoots Aren’t Strong Enough

Dollar Tree’s transformation is bearing some fruit, but investors might need evidence of a lasting turnaround.

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21 days ago
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Off-Price Is Thriving on Inventory Bonanza

Retailers’ inventory woes are turning out to be a treasure trove for off-price sellers such as T.J. Maxx.

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22 days ago
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Nightmare Before Christmas for Department Stores

Slowing sales in recent weeks make for a tricky set-up for retailers ahead of the holiday season.

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23 days ago
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Target’s Flagging Margins Aren’t a Red Flag

The miss at the retailer isn’t entirely surprising given its heavier reliance on discretionary goods.

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24 days ago
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Walmart’s Flywheel Is Stuck in Low Gear

The big-box company is attracting higher-income consumers. They hold the key to unlocking Walmart’s so-called flywheel.

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28 days ago
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Gap’s Amazon Partnership Is a Desperate Look

Gap’s decision to sell on Amazon is a step back for the clothing retailer, not forward.

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29 days ago
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American Luxury Brands Just Keep Raising Prices

Customers have continued to buy upscale products, but signs of weakness are emerging.

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