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Beginning a critical season for U.S. retail

Nov 21, 2012
It's no surprise that this time of year marks the beginning of an important period for the strength of retail in America. But is the outlook full of holiday cheer?
Posted In: Retail, online shopping, holiday shopping

Black Friday spawns novel shopping days

Nov 20, 2012
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Thanksgiving shopping fixtures. But don’t overlook Black Wednesday and Small Business Saturday.
Posted In: Black Friday, Retail, holiday shopping

Other businesses pile on to Black Friday, the event

Nov 19, 2012
Businesses from insurance to over-the-counter medicine see the crowds attracted by Black Friday shopping and figure out ways to cash in.
Posted In: Retail, advertising, marketing, Black Friday

Catalogs still piling it on

Nov 19, 2012
Wasn't online shopping supposed to put an end to all this paper?
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail, e-commerce

Retail sales, prices fall in October

Nov 14, 2012
After three straight months of gains, U.S. retail sales fell in October by about a third of a percent. Retail prices also ticked down in October.
Posted In: Retail, Hurricane Sandy, iphone 5

Groupon fails to make the daily deal

Nov 13, 2012
The company was a high flyer. Now it's fighting a rough future as consumers tire of daily deals.
Posted In: groupon, Retail

Businesses face post-Sandy challenges

Nov 5, 2012
Some New York stores have products but can't ship them. Others can't get merchandise, and more importantly, wonder whether shoppers will return.
Posted In: Retail, Hurricane Sandy

Macy's new brands aim at younger shoppers

Oct 19, 2012
The department store looks back -- to icons including Marilyn Monroe and Madonna -- to attract shoppers in their teens and 20's.
Posted In: Retail, Macy's, clothing

Choosing a bra: Personal fitter vs. online algorithm

Oct 19, 2012
Women spend a lot of money on bras, but is it better to find the best bra through a personal shopper or a website's algorithm?
Posted In: bras, Retail, algorithm

Stores expand holiday layaway options

Oct 5, 2012
Slow economic recovery means layaway is thriving.
Posted In: layaway, Walmart, Toys R Us, Retail

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