Lauren Thomas

Lauren Thomas
Lauren Thomas
Retail Reporter
Lauren Thomas is a retail reporter for CNBC with a focus on mall-based retailers, the apparel industry and retail real estate. She joined CNBC after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Business Journalism and Spanish. Lauren was born in South Carolina and is the oldest of five kids. When she’s not working and writing about retail, you can find her running around Central Park.

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January 17
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If Whole Foods and 7-Eleven had a family it would look like the latest crop of convenience stores. Healthy prepared foods and good-for-you snacks are just part of the makeover underway as a new crop of players challenge the norm with a reimagined product offering and a side of technology. It's official: convenience now has a conscience and consumers are embracing the changes, including everything… Read more