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Report: Holiday Return Fraud Could Cost Retailers $3.4 Billion

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Washington–As one of the most serious, but often most misunderstood, retail loss prevention issues, return fraud costs retailers billions of dollars every year—and will likely increase this year even as tight margins are more scrutinized than ever. According to National Retail Federation (NRF)’s 2013 Return Fraud Survey* completed by loss …

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November Surprise: JCPenney Posts 10% Increase in Comp Sales

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Plano, TX—JCPenney has posted a 10% increase in comparable store sales in November, as the struggling department store retailer continues with efforts to turn around its business. During the month ending Nov. 30, which included the Thanksgiving/Black Friday weekend, e-commerce sales were also strong, the retailer said, running well ahead …

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Cyber Monday: Biggest Online Shopping Day in History?

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Armonk, NY—Even when talking about a retail business where records are broken almost daily, preliminary Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, results sound impressive—“the biggest online shopping day in history.” Depending upon which set of data one believes, online sales grew more than general retail, including bricks and mortar. IBM Digital Analytics, …

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“Black Weekend” Totals: Retail Sales Up, Store Shopper Traffic Down

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Chicago–It’s a weekend that retailers anticipate and dissect to figure out where trends may be taking their business. And Black Weekend this year offered some mixed results. After releasing Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday results on Monday, ShopperTrak, a leading provider of shopper analytics, reported today full Black Weekend (Nov. …

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For #Giving Tuesday, Stein Mart Has It “All in the Bag”

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Jacksonville, FL—Centered around the #GivingTuesday movement—a global mission to get people involved in their communities and give back—Stein Mart has its cause “all in the bag.” As part of its support for Dress for Success, a not-for-profit organization, Stein Mart is conducting a Giving Bag fundraiser to collection gently used …

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Steve Madden, Blonde Salad Collaborate on Capsule Collection

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Long Island City, NY—Shoe mogul Steve Madden is about to go blond…at least metaphorically speaking. Madden announced today that his footwear company is partnering with internationally-renowned blogger Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad to create a limited edition collection that will be available starting Spring 2014. The capsule collection consists …