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Good Tidings: December Comp Sales Better Than Expected

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New York—Despite unpredictable weather and politics in Washington, retailers managed to beat what had been lowered expectations for December comparable store sales. Of the 17 or so major retailers reporting today (excluding drugstores), total December comparable store sales rose 4.5%, topping analysts’ estimates for a 3.3% increase. Even better, the …

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A Challenge for Fall? Nordstrom’s Free Shipping for Online Orders

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Seattle—Well into the back to school season and mindful of approaching holiday season, retailers are already vying for consumers’ attention—and dollars. Nordstrom’s announcement this week that it will offer free shipping in the United States on all Nordstrom.com orders may be the first gauntlet thrown down in the battle for …