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Durable good are long-lasting goods, such as home appliances, that are bought by consumers. These are for sale in New York City.

What goes into the 'durable goods index'

Jan 27, 2015
Long-lasting goods are one way to measure health of U.S. manufacturing sector.
Posted In: durable goods, Commerce Department, sales

Missing from the mattress store: Salespeople

Jan 22, 2015
One Wisconsin retailer is experimenting with zero employees on showroom floor.
Posted In: sales, Bed Bath and Beyond, furniture, furniture dealers
Signs advertising deep discounts are typical in the days after Christmas. This one is at a store in Wellington, New Zealand.

The science and art of stocking holiday shelves

Dec 26, 2014
Retailers make educated guesses when ordering inventory. Their misfires make great after-Christmas deals.
Posted In: sales, Retail, holidays
Signs advertising deep discounts are typical in the days after Christmas. This one is at a store in Wellington, New Zealand.

Retailers hope for one last Christmas shopping push

Dec 25, 2014
The day after Christmas falls on a Friday. Bad news for people who still have to work, good news for retailers hoping for shoppers.
Posted In: shopping, sales, Retail, Christmas
Lululemon Athletica hosts a 400-person yoga class at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to celebrate opening of its first London store.

Lululemon tries to juice up its product line

Dec 10, 2014
Lululemon tries to bounce back by making fancier clothes. Can sequins save its sales?
Posted In: Lululemon, athletic wear, sales
A shopper with a telltale bag walks outside a Macy's store in San Francisco in 2013.

Macy's new target: Millennials

Nov 21, 2014
Macy's new strategy hopes millennials can revive sales.
Posted In: shopping, department stores, clothing, Macy's, millennials, sales
Elise Ariel, a 37-year-old legal assistant, shopped recently at Century 21 in Manhattan. “How do I feel about sales? Like a moth to a flame,” she said.

The thrill of the hunt for discount prices

Nov 18, 2014
Why don’t aggregators compare prices of retail items like clothing? Because neither retailers nor shoppers really want them to.
Posted In: discounts, aggregation, data, sales

First day of summer means fun and sun...and shopping?

Jun 21, 2013
Retailers create one more excuse for a holiday sale.
Posted In: Retail, sales, summer

For companies to grow, they have to sell you more

Jun 11, 2013
The constant pressure from investors for companies to grow their profits means they have to grow their sales to you. Plus, it's cheaper to try to sell more to you than find new customers.
Posted In: marketing, sales

We're all salespeople, so don't sell yourself short

Mar 8, 2013
A look at the art and science of selling yourself -- something author Daniel Pink says we all do in one way or another.
Posted In: sales, job interview, Jobs

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