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

Americans using ‘buy now, pay later’ apps to contend with high grocery prices

More shoppers are turning to buy now, pay later apps like Klarna, Affirm and Afterpay to afford household essentials.

July 12, 2023

Man cited in Supreme Court LGBTQ rights case says he was never involved

Colorado artist Lorie Smith said she had received a request to create designs for a same-sex wedding. The man named in the request said he never asked for that.

July 1, 2023

Consumers and retailers brace for student loan payments restart

Economists say it could further cool consumer spending — long a bright spot for U.S. economy — by redirecting billions of dollars to monthly loan payments.

June 30, 2023

Starbucks accuses union of ‘smear campaign’ over Pride decorations

In a filing with labor regulators, the coffee chain says Starbucks Workers United made “maliciously and recklessly false statements” about company policy.

June 27, 2023

Adults are driving sales of the hottest toy on the market: Squishmallows

In just a few years, the toy has surged in popularity with all age groups.

June 25, 2023

Starbucks workers at 150 stores launch strike over Pride decor

The Seattle-based coffee chain has denied allegations it banned Pride Month decorations at some locations.

June 23, 2023

How Instant Pot went from coveted appliance to bankruptcy

It’s a durable item whose popularity waned after a pandemic-fueled surge of demand.

June 17, 2023

Overstock bids $21.5 million for Bed Bath & Beyond intellectual assets

The stalking horse bid covers business data, rights to mobile applications and certain contracts, but not physical stores.

June 13, 2023

Target stores see more bomb threats over Pride merchandise

Stores in at least five states over the weekend were evacuated following bomb threats.

June 12, 2023

Hazardous air quality from wildfire smoke takes a toll on outdoor workers

“If we’re not outside, then we don’t make money," said a pedicab driver in Central Park, echoing the view of many workers who pressed on despite warnings about harmful air quality.

June 8, 2023