Retailers are stuck in a cycle of constant sales

Jan 17, 2024
Once consumers adjust to a 24/7 promotion environment, it hard for companies to stop.
Online shopping has given consumers the ability to compare prices in real time, giving retailers more incentive to offer deals.
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October, that magical time of year when holiday shopping begins

Oct 12, 2023
Companies like Target, Walmart and Kohl’s held sales this week aimed at holiday shoppers, and Amazon just wrapped up its second Prime Day event of the year.
While stores might not have holiday decorations up yet, multiple retailers have sales running aimed at enticing (early) holiday shoppers.
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Cloud of inflation hangs over retailers, consumers as Memorial Day sales approach

May 16, 2022
As consumers think about the impact of inflation on their wallet, retailers are devising ways to welcome them into their stores for sales.
Both retailers and consumers will see how inflation could affect this year's Memorial Day sales.

Holiday sales grow by 3%, a much bigger jump than during the last recession

Dec 28, 2020
The 2008 recession hit more broadly, and retailers were stuck with a lot of inventory. This time, retailers had time to plan.
Holiday shoppers make a last-minute trip to department stores in Manhattan on Dec. 24 in New York City.
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Cardboard boxes in high demand this holiday season

Nov 16, 2020
Online sales are expected to surge this year because of the pandemic. And that means retailers need a lot more boxes.
A postal worker monitors packages at a processing and distribution center in April in Oakland, California.
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Where traditional retail stands heading into 2020

Jan 9, 2020
Some retailers are announcing store closures. Do holiday season sales have anything to do with it?
Macy's is set to close some stores after a tough year. Above, a Macy's store in Chicago.
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Stores switch holiday sales strategy

Dec 22, 2017
You’ve waited until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping. It’s too late to order stuff online and get it by Christmas Day so you have to head to the mall. Brick-and-mortar stores have the advantage now. And they may not be offering the best last-minute deals.  Click the audio player above to hear […]

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Retailers already scrambling for holiday workers

Sep 14, 2016
With the growth of online shopping, retailers are stepping up their recruiting.
Faced with a low unemployment rate and a boom in online shopping, retail companies are fiercely competing for workers. 
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Happy Halloween: Now get shopping

Oct 29, 2015
The holidays are right around the corner. Are you ready to 'webroom?'