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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
Shoppers walk down Regents Street during Boxing Day sales last year in London.

This is what happens when you don't shop for a year

Nov 28, 2014
Six rules for better shopping.
Posted In: shopping, Saving, consumer, conscious consumerism
People crowd the first floor of a Macy's before the store's midnight opening that kicks off the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. A social-media campaign to boycott Black Friday in protest of events in Ferguson, Missouri, has begun to take shape.

Why is it called 'Black Friday'?

Nov 26, 2014
You've probably heard it's the day businesses finally make a profit. Nope.
Posted In: Black Friday, shopping, Retail
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

Sales tax holidays: A lot of hype for a little saving

Aug 13, 2014
They're bad for budgets, but Americans love our state sales tax holidays.
Posted In: sales tax, shopping, state budgets
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The best days of the week to shop

May 30, 2014
Forget the weekends. Spend your money mid-week in order to get the best deals.
Posted In: shopping, spending, consumer

Supermarkets are super tiny compared to Wal-Mart

Mar 7, 2014
In the grocery business, supermarkets are the underdog
Posted In: grocery, supermarket, Wal-Mart, shopping

Returns help retailers play for keeps

Dec 25, 2013
No retailers like returns. But they generate a lot of data, that retailers are starting to use to make purchases stick.
Posted In: shopping, returns, online retail

In which U.S. holiday shopping is mellow

Dec 4, 2013
You think holiday shoppers in the U.S. are crazy? You ain't seen nothing.
Posted In: holiday, shopping
People crowd the first floor of a Macy's before the store's midnight opening that kicks off the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. A social-media campaign to boycott Black Friday in protest of events in Ferguson, Missouri, has begun to take shape.

Look at what we bought!

Dec 3, 2013
A final note in which you lose a little faith in humanity.
Posted In: shopping, Black Friday, YouTube

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