Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 19, 2012 Online retailers are changing their prices multiple times a day, raising prices when they can, lowering them when they must. Want a better deal? Wait 10 minutes.
Dec 18, 2012 McDonald's is telling franchisees to open this year on Christmas Day. Staying open on Thanksgiving this year gave a nice boost to McDonald's sales, and they'd love a repeat performance.
Dec 13, 2012 How would the economy be affected if we didn't have Christmas and other holidays to stimulate our spending?
Dec 13, 2012 Despite some worries about consumer demand this holiday season, U.S. retail sales rose 0.3% in November.
Dec 13, 2012 Hurricane Sandy sparked spending in the Northeast, but Black Friday is national and so has more impact on retail sales.
Dec 10, 2012 As holiday season heads into the last stretch, retailers are gauging just how much they have to give away to get skittish shoppers to spend.
Dec 4, 2012 Retailers could lose $9 billion this holiday season to thieves. So stores are trying to stay one technological step ahead of the crooks.
Nov 28, 2012 A growing number of U.S. companies -- including Wal-mart, Sears, Disney, Dickies, and hip-hop star Sean Comb's clothing line -- have been linked to the deadly garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
Nov 29, 2012 Critics say a system of contracting out warehouse operation and hiring allows discounters to avoid responsibility for workers.
Nov 26, 2012 Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year, according to the National Retail Federation. But does the weekend binge mean we are actually spending more?