Lisa Fickenscher, New York Post

Lisa Fickenscher

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Past articles by Lisa:

Walmart ends online sales of dog ‘rape racks’ after PETA pressure

Walmart has stopped selling dog-breeding restraints -- devices that animal-rights activists have disparagingly called “rape racks" -- according to PETA. → Read More

Toy makers to drop prices, bring back old favorites amid inflation crunch

Toy companies plan to reboot old favorites and lower prices to lure shoppers who are struggling to pay for necessities like food and electricity. At The Play Date trade show in Manhattan on Wednesday, toy makers touted the return of past hits like Fingerlings and the Littlest Pet Shop at discounted prices. → Read More

NYC wine shop Sherry-Lehmann scrambling to keep the lights on amid $3M tax debt

Sherry-Lehmann has been fending off lawsuits from angry clients and struggles to pay down a massive tax bill, The Post has learned. → Read More

Spending on luxury items cools but travel remains heated: Saks Fifth Avenue

About 62% of Saks customers said they plan to spend the same amount or more on luxury merchandise over the next several months, down from 68% in September when the company conducted its periodic Saks Luxury Pulse. → Read More

NYC wine store fined $100K for fake bourbon sales — but hasn’t fired anybody over scandal

Acker Merrall Condit is paying a $100,000 fine to settle charges — but hasn’t fired any of the employees who were responsible for the scandal. → Read More

Neiman Marcus staffers sound alarms as luxury chain fires ‘greeters’

So-called “service ambassadors” — who typically had greeted customers at store entrances and helped process returned merchandise — were laid off chainwide on Feb. 16. → Read More

Neiman Marcus CEO blasted by employees over ‘snobbish’ pivot to wealthy clients

Neiman Marcus' chief executive Geoffroy van Raemdonck is facing an employee backlash after he said the luxury chain plans to focus more exclusively on its wealthiest clients -- a "snobbish" pivot that some sales staffers fear will alienate shoppers. → Read More

Neiman Marcus CEO to cut nearly 5% of workforce after reaping fat bonuses

Neiman Marcus is poised to lay off nearly 5% of its workforce as the swanky retailer braces for a downturn -- despite the fact the company handed out record cash bonuses during the past two years, The Post has learned. → Read More

Retailers busting thieves with facial-recognition tech used by MSG’s James Dolan

James Dolan has lately stirred controversy over his use of facial-recognition technology to keep his enemies out of Madison Square Garden -- but supermarkets and other retailers say they've begun using it for a legitimate purpose: to bust shoplifters. → Read More

Taco Bell credits Pete Davidson for a spike in breakfast sales

Taco Bell is crediting Pete Davidson for putting its breakfast menu on the map. → Read More

Anheuser-Busch ‘mutilates’ Budweiser Clydesdale horse tails, PETA says

PETA plans to rain on Budweiser’s Super Bowl parade by exposing the beer giant’s “ugly secret” of “mutilating” its Clydesdale to keep their tails short. → Read More

Grubhub letter falsely lists NYC restaurants that support loosening delivery cap fee

At least seven of the restaurant owners did not know anything about the letter until it was brought to their attention, multiple owners told The Post. → Read More

Bed Bath & Beyond reportedly sells $1B in stock to avoid bankruptcy

The retailer’s shares — which surged 92% to close at $5.86 on Monday, fueled by the meme stock crowd — were recently down by more than 45% on Tuesday, teetering at $3. → Read More

Inflation-battered shoppers turn to dollar stores for groceries

More than one in five shoppers have turned to low budget brands like Dollar Tree and Dollar General to restock their fridge. → Read More

‘F–k China’ bumper sticker incorrectly in top Amazon search results’s marketplace listed a bumper sticker with the slogan “F—k China” as a top search result for China-themed jerseys and T-shirts this week. → Read More

Meme investor Ryan Cohen reportedly sparks 25% surge in Nordstrom shares

Ryan Cohen has reportedly amassed the large Nordstrom stake in an effort to boot Mark Tritton for his role in deciding the compensation for Nordstrom family members. → Read More

World’s tallest Holiday Inn could earn $93K daily to house NYC migrants

New York City Holiday Inn has won an approval to become a shelter for migrants -- clearing the way for a deal that will pay the hotel's owner $190 a room per night. → Read More

Coty CEO accuses dictionary publishers of ‘sexism,’ ‘ageism’ in definitions of ‘beauty’

Coty’s CEO blasted dictionary publishers for describing the word ‘beauty’ in ageist and sexist terms. → Read More

Bed Bath & Beyond says it defaulted on JPMorgan loan as bankruptcy fears grow

“The likelihood of a bankruptcy filing within the next 30 day is relatively high,” Dennis Cantalupo, chief executive of credit rating firm, Pulse Ratings told Bloomberg. → Read More

Ex-FBI official Charles McGonigal worked for more than one Russian billionaire

Charles McGonigal -- the former FBI official who has been arrested and indicted by US authorities over his ties to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska – has quietly spent most of the past year working for another Russian-born billionaire. → Read More