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Oct 18, 2019

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Toys R Us and Target make a holiday deal

by Marielle Segarra Oct 8, 2019
The toy store's creditors — basically a bunch of banks — are trying to figure out how to make money from the brand.
Black Friday 2015, better days for Toys R Us.
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For big retailers, a mixed bag of holiday results

by Renata Sago Jan 10, 2019
We heard a lot of rosy retail forecasts heading into the holiday season. Consumer confidence was high, the economy was strong and sales were going to be great. How’d it pan out? A bit of a mixed bag, actually. Some…

Holiday season discounts bring shoppers but not always profits

by Ben Bradford Dec 28, 2018
For many people, the end of the holiday season means dragging a Christmas tree out to the curb. For stores, it means throwing out advertisements for doorbusters and holiday deals — as well as dragging Christmas trees to the curb.…

Holiday shopping forecasts are good, but not as good as 2017

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 17, 2018
November retail sales were strong for electronics, furniture, personal and health care items, and ecommerce, boding well for the season.
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Free, fast shipping during the holidays can pressure small businesses

by Justin Ho Nov 29, 2018
How some stores have been dealing with buyer expectations.
A worker sorts packages at a UPS facility in 2010 in Hodgkins, Illinois.
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Doing your Christmas shopping on your phone? Don't feel special, pretty much everyone's doing that

by Emma Jacobs Nov 26, 2018
The more your friends post about their #favoritethings, the more likely you are to buy from your phone.
The more your friends post about their #favoritethings, the more likely you are to buy from your phone. 
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Why retailers love it when you order online and pickup in store

by Emma Jacobs Nov 23, 2018
Big box and department stores have invested heavily on making it easy for customers to pick up stuff they order online at the store. That’s because research shows that most of those pick-ups actually become shopping trips, where the customer…

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Will the "techlash" mean people actually buy less tech?

by Molly Wood Nov 23, 2018
Short answer: probably not.
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The consumer electronics industry is ready for the most shopping-ful time of the year

by Molly Wood Nov 19, 2018
CNET Reviews Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Turrentine talks tech trends.
Will you be buying gifts for others — or yourself?
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Attention holiday shoppers! Deals are pretty much everywhere

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 15, 2018
Why is your in-box already overflowing with sale alerts and discount codes?
People walk past a shop advertising 'Black Friday' discounts.
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