ShopperTrak: Late Season Shoppers Help Holiday ’12 Rally

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Chicago—Procrastinating shoppers—many of whom waited until the weekend before Christmas to finish their shopping—helped push total … [Read more...]

“Container Cliff” Averted–at Least for Now

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Washington–Retailers and manufacturers have one less cliff to worry about the country falling off--at least for now. While … [Read more...]

Obama Faces “Container Cliff” Pressure, Too

President Obama

Washington--The pressure is on President Obama not only regarding the impending fiscal cliff, but also the so-called "container … [Read more...]

Report: Helping by Free Shipping Day, Online Sales Jump 53% Last Week

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Reston, VA—Retailers have seen an upsurge in store traffic starting last week, but nothing near the increases that online spending … [Read more...]

Holiday Retail Busiest Days Ahead?

Countdown to Christmas...

New York—Although some retail analysts have lowered their expectations for sales this season, indications are that the next couple … [Read more...]

Is a “Container Cliff” Fast Approaching?

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Washington—If haggling between President Obama and Congress over the impending fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 isn’t bad enough, retailers … [Read more...]

Report: Holiday Retail Sales Up, But Lagging Last Year’s Results

In an effort to capture last minute shoppers, Macy's now-misnamed “One Day Sale” will last from 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, until 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. At that point, the sale will end, but Macy’s will remain open for the remainder of the day.

Chicago—First the good news: Super Saturday, Dec. 22, is expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year for retailers … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Urge President Obama to Action on Potential East Coast Port Strike

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Washington—In what promises to be yet another countdown to potential financial disaster facing the country, additional trade … [Read more...]

Procrastinators Rejoice: Free Shipping Day, Dec. 17

Free Shipping Day

Billings, MT—If there ever was a day ideally suited to procrastinating shoppers and other latecomers to the holiday shopping … [Read more...]

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Alex Woo

If you’re the superstitious type, today might be a good day to get married, play the lottery or the slots!According to … [Read more...]

Holiday Shoppers: Half Still Have to Begin Their Shopping!

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Port Washington, NY–With just 10 days until Christmas, only 15% of American consumers say they have completed their holiday … [Read more...]

“World’s Cutest Dog” Becoming a Licensing Tycoon?

Boo, the "World's Cutest Dog"

New York—He boasts more than 6 million fans on Facebook, appearances on “Good Morning America,” his own calendar, a bestselling … [Read more...]

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