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Week in Review: 10 Things to Know

In What's New, Industry News by Accessories Staff

New York—It’s pretty difficult to eclipse retail earnings week especially with profit misses and lowered full year forecasts that have plagued retailers. But the dollar store battle managed to garner much of the limelight this week. Dollar stores—where much of the merchandise actually sells for $1—fared fairly well through the …

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Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

In Reports, What's New, Industry News by Jeff Prine

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. …