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Survey: Shoppers Eschew Retailers Who Charge for Return Shipping

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Philadelphia–Today marks Free Shipping Day, when some 2,000 retailers offer free shipping by Christmas for online purchases. It’s a service that costly but one that retailers may increasingly be forced to offer to maintain repeat, satisfied customers. In a survey, commissioned by ShopRunner and conducted online by Harris Interactive, 81% …

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Commerce Dept: November Sales Rise 0.3% Just Missing Expectations

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Washington—Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast in late October  causing extension damage, hurt and helped November retail sales, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s monthly retail sales report released today. While noting that it was unable to quantify the effects of Sandy, the Commerce Department said total …

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Lululemon Q3 Profit, Sales Jump, But Predicts Q4 Sales Slowdown

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Vancouver—Lululemon Athletica Inc. today reported a better-than-expected 47% jump in its third quarter profits, but despite impressive gains, the company forecast slower sales for fourth quarter. For the quarter ended Oct. 28, the yoga-wear and accessories specialty store posted net income of $57.3 million, or 39 cents a share, compared …

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Free Shipping, Other Perks Lure More Cyber Monday Shoppers

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Washington–They’ve been lining up for Black Friday deals since midnight—actually even before in many cases this year—but holiday shoppers actually have been lining up online ahead of those lines outside retailer’s doors. According to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by BIGinsight, 97.3% of online retailers are offering special promotions at some …

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Walmart Q3 Profit Up 9%, But Sales, Q4 Forecast Miss

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Bentonville, AR—Walmart reported today that its third quarter profit increased 9% but the world’s largest retailer’s sales and fourth quarter/holiday guidance trailed analysts’ estimates. For the quarter ended Oct. 26, Walmart posted net income of $3.64 billion, or $1.08 a share, compared with earnings of $3.34 billion, or 96 cents …

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Shop Bop Launches Workwear Boutique

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New York—With unemployment still sky-high, working women and women looking for work are upping their PPQ (Polished, Professional Quotient). To suit (literally), online retailer Shop Bop has added a Workwear Boutique, where customers can search an edited selection of items suitable for power dressing. From suits to tailored separates to …