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where can I find store-level cost data for retail Chains like Walmart, QFC, Target, Kmart, etc?

I wanna do some empirical analysis of the retail chains. Where can I find store-level cost data (such as operating cost, etc.) for retail Chains like Walmart, QFC, Target, Kmart, etc? Thanks!
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Does price cap in emergency situation (COVID-19) reduce the availability of a good? Does unregulated market increase it instead?

I was discussing with one of my friend about Italy price cap on surgical mask to control speculation. He says price cap does not allow industries to invest more to increase the production that would ...
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Are there any net benefits in reducing/increasing tourist-oriented retail business?

Hong Kong is currently experiencing a slump in foreign tourist-oriented retail sales. Shops selling jewellery, watches, infant formula or Chinese medicine experienced a 25-35% decline YoY in August. ...
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Data on average/typical retail markups

Can anybody provide a reliable source that gives data on retail markups? My end goal is to make a fairly high-level statement along the lines of "a typical retail markup (across all industries) is X%",...
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Why are lower cost retailers going bankrupt but premium chains are not?

In recent months, there has been a lot of talk of a "retail apocalypse". The increasing purchases on the internet have (supposedly) put pressure on storefront retailers. Payless is declaring ...