Online gift registries are becoming an increasingly popular option to fulfill holiday shopping. But some think the shopping portals are helping customers further deter from the spirit of Christmas. Dan Ankeles has more.
Department-store entertainment use to be a guy in a tuxedo tinkling the ivories. But with a stronger focus on young consumers, big retail shops are now bringing in DJs to get shoppers moving. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Anyone who's tried to get a Nintendo Wii this season knows how much they're in demand. Doug Krizner talks to Leo Louis of the Times of London about why supply is so short -- and whether the shortage might be intentional.
Sales of women's clothing are down about 6 percent this holiday season. A report cites boring fashions as one of the factors. But commentator Sandra Tsing Loh says her recent shopping spree was anything but dull.
With only seven shopping days left until
Christmas, sales aren't living up to expectations -- which weren't that high to begin with. Retail management, on the other hand, is on a buying binge. Dan Grech reports.
With Christmas around the corner and December retail sluggish, shops are pulling out all the stops in order to bump up sales. Amy Scott looks into what's driving customers away, and what might help boost the numbers after the holiday.
A Home Depot contest for a $25,000 gift card asks contestants for a video showing how they would use it. Lisa Napoli reports videos are getting plenty of hits on YouTube, and Home Depot's getting lots of free advertising.
For those who are heartbroken to leave the mall, there's another option: an apartment complex with stores built right in. Joal Ryan has more on a growing number of "lifestyle centers" designed to go beyond just shopping.