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Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

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New York— Black Friday creep—expanding sales and promotions beyond the traditional one the Friday after Thanksgiving—may have had an unintentional effect. Consumers may be lured in by promotions but purchasing isn’t as strong as hoped for. According to several metrics, November comparable store sales were modest—actually decelerating from October increases. …

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Kohl’s to Open Thanksgiving with Expanded Mobile Presence

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Menomonee Falls, WI—“Grey Thursday” (formerly known as Thanksgiving Day) got another boost Tuesday when Kohl’s announced it would be opening on 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 28, ahead of Black Friday. The department store joins rivals Macy’s and JCPenney which already announced a Thanksgiving Day opening. “Shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday …

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The 2013 List of Most Admired Online Retailers, Consumers’ Favorites

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Washington–These days there seem to be more e-commerce sites than there are stars in the heavens. But which online retailers are the best and the brightest in the Internet universe? Polling the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Shop.org members, Stores Media asked survey participants to name “the e-commerce retailer they …

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American Shoppers Reveal: Nordstrom, The No. 1 Fashion Favorite

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Boulder, CO—The results are in and American shoppers have named their new favorite fashion retailer: Nordstrom. In its annual consumer survey about what qualities make a retailer a favorite with shoppers, Market Force Information, a customer intelligence research company, said the Seattle-based better department store was praised for its customer …

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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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NRF Recognizes Amazon, Crocs, Kohl’s, Lululemon as Innovators, Leaders at Retail

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Washington—Retailers who think outside the box when it comes to innovative practices are being recognized for their achievements by their peers. The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced Wednesday that Amazon, Crocs, Kohl’s and lululemon are the latest winners of the trade association’s annual awards. Presented to the recipients on Tuesday, …

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Mobile Shopping Report: Retailers Fall Short of Consumers’ Expectations

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Wellesley, MA—While Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012 proved that mobile commerce is growing steadily, new research reveals that the top 20 brick-and-mortar retail brands still fall short of consumers’ expectations for fast, well-designed and functional mobile apps and websites. According to Mobiquity’s Mobile Shopping Satisfaction Report, an independent consumer …