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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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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 …

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October Retail Comps Up; Sandy Effects Yet to be Felt

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New York—While October retail comparable store sales increased nearly 5%, some retailers cautioned today that their November—and even holiday totals—could be adversely affected by the Superstorm Sandy. Of the 17 retailers (excluding drugstores) tracked by Thomson Reuters that posted October results today, overall comparable store sales rose 4.7% better than …