Strong online sales and demand for furniture and women's apparel helped U.S. retail sales grow this holiday season, according to MasterCard. » Read More
What will the hot holiday toys be this year? Retailers such as Toys ‘R Us, Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Kohl’s have weighed in with their choices for this year's must-have toys.
Nivea is sponsoring New Years Eve for its fourth consecutive year and the company is also celebrating its 100th anniversary. Sharing insight into the company's strategies and plans behind the big celebration, with Bill Graham, Beiersdorf USA president.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on how the holiday season went in 2011 and what themes to expect from retail in 2012.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the biggest winners of the holiday shopping season.
The largest U.S. specialty electronics retailer said late Wednesday that "overwhelming demand for some products from Bestbuy.com has led to a problem redeeming online orders made in November and December.
The latest online luxury retailer, Belle & Clive is being launched Tuesday by retail veteran Bluefly, who is claiming that its long-established relationships with "the most coveted designer brands" will give competitors like Gilt Groupe a run for its money.
In the popular holiday song "The 12 Days of Christmas," a series of gifts are given by a "true love", but something the song won't tell you is that the cost of these gifts in reality is quite pricey.
Shoppers on their initial Black Friday excursions found good deals, but many did not seem to think it was worth braving the crowds. The NYT reports.
As shoppers hunt down bargains and gift ideas for the holidays, it will be hard for some to remember a time when they couldn’t pull out their smartphone and hunt down a store location, compare a product’s price, or scan customer reviews.
Here are some guidelines to help you get through the holiday-tipping season with your wallet and manners intact.
Retailers are counting on shoppers to return to an old holiday tradition: buying gifts for themselves.
For bargain hunters on the prowl for the best deal, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer an either-or proposition — and that’s a huge plus for consumers.
Wealthy Americans may appear to the masses as a unified group, but there is divergence in the attitudes of the rich toward holiday spending this year – which means that the key to how the holiday season unfolds may rest in the hands of the wealthiest.
While there's little doubt the videogame industry will once again end the year with negative growth, publishers are certainly positioning themselves to go out with a good fight.
After years of being the format for early adopters, movie fanatics and gadget gurus, Blu-ray is finally poised to go mainstream this holiday season. The technology, which won out in the format war with HD-DVD in early 2008, has seen a major surge in sales this year.
Attention online shoppers: you really can save money on Cyber Monday. Although some have criticized the key shopping-day concept as being completely contrived—after all, the term was coined by the industry’s trade group—Cyber Monday has evolved into quite the sales event. A look at the how the deals will shake out throughout the holiday season.
Odds are you’re going to buy or receive a gadget this holiday season. Consumer electronics are always one of the top gift items in December, but the rush to get the latest gadget sometimes prevents people from thinking things through completely. Here are a few easy tricks that make electronics shopping—and the early days of owning these devices—a bit more bearable.
To cater to a widening range of personal budgets, affordable gifts will play a role in business game plans and remain a big part of present exchanges among consumers.
This holiday season is setting up to be a real nail biter. Most holiday forecasts call for flat or just slightly higher sales than last year. But several factors may tip the scale. On the plus-side: there is a more upbeat mood among affluent consumers as well as a strong appetite for gadgets and electronics. On the downside: there is an uncertain economy, with unemployment stubbornly high, and a consumer who looks at spending quite differently than in the past. What will shift the balance?
Times are tough, and retailers are getting creative, wrapping their marketing campaigns in some unlikely packaging this year, from new “grab-and-go” gift shops at Macy’s to new flexible payment options at Sears.
Gisele Bundchen's critics said she'd never be on a magazine cover. Now she's the world's highest-paid supermodel, Racked reports.
Amazon is lowering cost and improving service levels, explains Mark May, Citi senior internet analyst.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos scored big in the stock market Friday, evidence that investing for the long-term can pay off, one analyst told CNBC.