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 […]

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?'