Jaclyn Peiser

Washington, D.C.

Retail Reporter

Education: Goucher College, BA in American Studies, BA in Communications and Media Studies; Columbia University, MS in Journalism

Jaclyn Peiser is the retail reporter for The Washington Post. She previously worked overnight covering national news on The Post's Morning Mix team. Jaclyn joined the paper in 2020 after almost five years at the New York Times, where she was a news assistant and reporter covering the media industry.
Latest from Jaclyn Peiser

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to liquidate. Here’s what it means for you.

Answers to your questions about coupons, returns, store closures and more, as well as how the Chapter 11 filing might play out for Buy Buy Baby.

April 24, 2023

Bed Bath & Beyond files for bankruptcy, plans to close all stores

After a years-long decline, the retailer is poised to lay off staff, and shutter all 360 Bed Bath & Beyond and 120 Buy Buy Baby locations.

April 24, 2023

David’s Bridal filed for bankruptcy. Here’s how to track your order.

David’s Bridal has filed for bankruptcy again, leaving brides, bridesmaids and guests alike worried about the status of their orders.

April 18, 2023

Inflation can’t smudge the glowing beauty industry

The beauty industry has become synonymous with wellness. And even now, with stubbornly high inflation, shoppers are making room in their budgets for self-care.

April 16, 2023

Walmart closes half of its Chicago stores, signaling urban struggles

So far this year, the nation’s largest retailer has closed locations in D.C., Portland and Atlanta, signaling a retreat from its strategy to attract new customers outside the suburbs.

April 12, 2023

With stubborn inflation, senior discounts are having a moment

As inflation rose last year, data shows interest in senior discounts surged.

March 19, 2023

Caught in SVB’s collapse, small businesses got help from customers

Executives from start-up fashion brands to toy stores reached out to shoppers for help so they could pay employees, vendors and keep up operations.

March 17, 2023

Victoria’s Secret fashion show is coming back, but it’s getting a revamp

As Victoria's Secret plans to revamp its fashion show, experts say the lingerie brand can't go back to its old ways of pushing unrealistic beauty standards.

March 6, 2023

The new TikTok trend is convincing people not to buy things

'Deinfluencers’ built a TikTok following because of their authentic product reviews. Now brands want to work with them.

February 24, 2023

Don’t lose your credit card. A new one could take months.

The global chip shortage is creating supply chain headaches for debit and credit card issuers, particularly credit unions.

February 14, 2023