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NRF Applauds “Fiscal Cliff” Legislation

Fiscal Cliff

Washington—As Americans breathe a collective sigh of relief as the legislation passed Tuesday to avert the so-called "fiscal … [Read more...]

Jan. 21 Deadline Approaching for Jewelry Design Contest

Future of Design Competition logo

Pelham, NY--Do you have design skills AND business smarts?Reality design shows like “Project Runway” might reward pure talent, … [Read more...]

2012 Mobile Retailer of the Year: Walmart

Walmart Mobile

New York—Retail giant Walmart already bills itself as the largest retailer in the world, the third largest public corporation in … [Read more...]

Report: 10 Major Retailers Lost Nearly Half Their Shoppers Since 2007

Shopping Levels

Charleston, SC—2013 may be a tough year for 10 retailers who appear to have lost more nearly half their shoppers between holiday … [Read more...]

“Container Cliff” Averted–at Least for Now

container ship and loading crane in port

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

Gemvara Signs on Celeb Stylist Annabel Tollman

Celebrity stylist Annabel Tollman

Boston--Ever watch the glam procession down the red carpet and think: “Well, if I had a celebrity stylist, I could look like that … [Read more...]

Online Holiday Shopping Rises, Even on Christmas Day

"Optimize opportunities within social media in a way that will quantifiably impact sales during the holiday season."

Costa Mesa, CA--Although holiday shopping totals are expected to be less than stellar this year, online sales continue to increase … [Read more...]

ShopperTrak: Last-Minute Shoppers a Gift to Retailers

Holiday Shopping

Chicago--While retailers experienced a healthy bump up in their sales ending Super Saturday, Dec. 22, total retail sales fell 2.5% … [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...]

Best Customer Satisfaction? Once Again Amazon Tops the List


Ann Arbor, MI—Amazon has become the 800-pound gorilla in the retail world. And as the latest results from ForeSee, the customer … [Read more...]

Preliminary Reports: Holiday Sales Worst Since 2008?

Holiday Shopping

Purchase, NY--Retailers will be hoping that their post Christmas sales help boost what some retail analysts say has been a … [Read more...]

Figure Skater Ashley Wagner is Pandora’s New Style Ambassador

Pandora Jewelry announces partnership with U.S. Figure Skating, Four Continents Champion Ashley Wagner.

Laurel, MD--Pandora Jewelry’s new style ambassador is gliding into place.The mega international jewelry company has teamed up … [Read more...]