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A record year for retail: How did that happen?

Jan 12, 2012
Despite concerns over a still-fragile economy, consumers pushed retail sales to a new record in 2011.
Posted In: Retail

Online sales spike 16.4%, Apple devices favored

Dec 27, 2011
Stop the presses: people like shopping online! I know, right?
Posted In: Retail, apple, ios

Sears, Kmart to close stores after dismal holiday

Dec 27, 2011
Sears and Kmart plan to eliminate as many as 120 stores. Analysts wonder if their hedge fund owner really understands the retail biz.
Posted In: Retail, Sears, Kmart

Stores offer many happy non-returns

Dec 26, 2011
Some post-holiday shoppers today will take advantage of a little-known policy at several stores that offers money back on items purchased before Christmas that have since been discounted
Posted In: Retail, sales

Final retail rush kicks off today

Dec 26, 2011
Ten percent to 15 percent of holiday sales occur in the week after Christmas. Discounting is deep this year.
Posted In: Retail, Christmas

Deep holiday discounts persist

Dec 23, 2011
Retailers are sweetening their offers in the final days before Christmas, which could hurt their bottom lines.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail

Amazon last minute store

Dec 23, 2011
Are you like me?
Posted In: Amazon.com, Retail, trucking

How long can the sales last?

Dec 16, 2011
Clearly we've learned 'sale' is the name of the game this year. But how long can the ridiculous discounts possibly last?
Posted In: Retail

Cashless apps: Shopping without a wallet

Dec 16, 2011
New apps are allowing consumers to use their smartphones to shop and not have to carry a dime. We take one out for a road test.
Posted In: Retail, smartphone, mobile apps, cashless

The role of the outlet mall

Dec 16, 2011
The Citadel Outlets' owner Steven Craig discusses how his outlet malls are doing in this economy, and how they might fare in the future.
Posted In: Retail, outlet malls

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