sales

First day of summer means fun and sun...and shopping?

Jun 21, 2013
Retailers create one more excuse for a holiday sale.
Posted In: Retail, sales, summer

For companies to grow, they have to sell you more

Jun 11, 2013
The constant pressure from investors for companies to grow their profits means they have to grow their sales to you. Plus, it's cheaper to try to sell more to you than find new customers.
Posted In: marketing, sales

We're all salespeople, so don't sell yourself short

Mar 8, 2013
A look at the art and science of selling yourself -- something author Daniel Pink says we all do in one way or another.
Posted In: sales, job interview, Jobs

Discount shoppers rejoice! Penney's in sales surrender

Jan 30, 2013
A year ago, retailer J.C. Penney announced a new strategy to cut so-called "everyday" prices by about 40 percent, while reducing the number of sales a month. The company has had to walk back those plans as shoppers remained addicted to sales.
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail, shopping, sales

Getting advertised sale price easier said than done

Sep 14, 2012
David Segal, a.k.a. The Haggler at the New York Times has a cautionary tale for those looking for great deals.
Posted In: sales, bait and ditch

Furniture sales growth strongest since 2000

Mar 14, 2012
Furniture sales last month were 8.3 percent higher than a year earlier, and that could mean good news for the overall economy.
Posted In: furniture, sales, Housing

Stores offer many happy non-returns

Dec 26, 2011
Some post-holiday shoppers today will take advantage of a little-known policy at several stores that offers money back on items purchased before Christmas that have since been discounted
Posted In: Retail, sales

Job searches, style changes drive apparel sales

Nov 16, 2011
Apparel sales are up, and this time it's men who are buying more. Retailers say the need to dress for job searches are driving men to shop more.
Posted In: sales, Retail, apparel, recession, job search, Jobs

Green v. Green : Environment v. Sales

Oct 5, 2010
This final note today. A lesson in how going green can come with some corporate pitfalls. Frito Lay announced today it's getting rid of the plant...
Posted In: consumers, Environment, sales, Sun Chips