CNBC.com Retail & Consumer Reporter
Melissa Repko is a retail reporter for CNBC. She covers the country’s largest grocers and big-box chains, including Walmart, Target and Home Depot, along with other discounters, drugstores and specialty retailers. She closely follows consumer trends and writes about how spending patterns are influencing the labor market and U.S. economy. Prior to joining CNBC, she reported for The Dallas Morning News, The Oregonian, ABC News and The Buffalo News. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University where she studied political science.