As exciting as it can be on the sales floor during the Christmas season, the rush inevitably creates havoc for retail stores and makes it difficult for them to maximize potential sales. The number of customers who wander in and out of stores during the chaos without being...
Brick-and-mortar retailers mounted a furious defense on Black Friday to head off incursions into one of the industry's biggest shopping days by such online rivals as Amazon.com Inc. The tactics were evident in stores and on websites as millions of holiday shoppers lined...
Thanksgiving Day is no longer all about turkey: It's eating away at Black Friday shopping. U.S. shoppers spent $9.74 billion on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That's a drop of 13.2 percent compared with last year, according to data released by research firm...
Dozens of retailers responded to consumer demand by opening stores earlier than ever on Thanksgiving night, including Macy's, Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart and Best Buy, to name a few. When asked about the fact that they opened on Thanksgiving for the first time ever, Macy's President...
Working retail during the holidays, or during any transitional period, comes with some advantages. The work is usually relatively easy to find, and it can provide a boost to your income while you attend school or look for another job. However, it's important to understand...
Are you shipping gifts to loved ones this year? Ordering presents online? If so, your package will be one of over 420 million shipped this holiday season. The following is a look behind the scenes at what goes on to get that package to your doorstep.
Similar to the dedication and planning by families to make that ideal Thanksgiving meal, retailers spend months preparing for what is essentially a five-day shopping event the four days of Thanksgiving weekend plus Cyber Monday. This year, retailers made sure to beef...
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