• Online shopping's rise kills impulse buys Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    An Amazon Fresh truck arrives at a warehouse in Inglewood, California.

    Increased online grocery shopping presents a problem for producers of the candy, magazines and drinks.

  • Anatomy of a markdown: What you are really paying Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Shoppers walk past a sale sign displayed outside of a Gap store.

    Black Friday may not be the best time to get a holiday deal. Retailers often mark up items by 70 percent to 80 percent of the initial cost, said an industry veteran.

  • Amazon begins Black Friday deals early   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Amazon begins Black Friday deals early

    Amazon made Black Friday into a week-long celebration. Craig Berman, Amazon.com vice president, provides insight. "The partnership with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver on Sundays is going to be fun to see this season," he says.

  • South Korea data equals merry Christmas shopping? Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 5:56 AM ET

    South Korea's higher-than-expected industrial production data could presage a stronger Christmas shopping season in Europe and the U.S.

  • Shorter holiday season will hit US retailers   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 9:50 PM ET
    U.S. retailers face a much challenging environment this year. - Pro

    King Lip, Chief Investment Officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management, says U.S. retailers must operate longer and earlier with heavier discounts to cover the shorter holiday season this year.

  • Retailers gear up for Black Friday   Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 2:40 AM ET
    Retailers gear up for Black Friday

    Rahul Sharma, founder of Neev Capital, says retailers use Black Friday to create excitement and get people shopping.

  • Is the lingerie market recession proof?   Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Is the lingerie market recession proof?

    Garry Hogarth, CEO of Agent Provacateur, discusses the lingerie market and the "50 Shades of Grey" effect.

  • Japan's Fast Retailing   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 10:33 PM ET
    Japan's Fast Retailing

    Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at Ji Asia, talks about Fast Retailing's recent expansion into U.S. markets, and explains why they will enjoy this adventure.

  • Bearish Black Friday?   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    Bearish Black Friday?

    Liz Dunn, Macquarie Capital, is surprised only 31 percent of consumers plan on buying tech this holiday season. Dunn also doesn't see apparel being a great space for retailers.

  • 5 ways to beat Black Friday deals Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Think of Black Friday doorbusters as a starting point. Here's how you can save even more.

  • Snoopy grounded? Wind threatens parade balloons Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 7:15 AM ET
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Gusts are just below the 23 mph limit that would ground Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants balloons in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

  • A day in the life of a Xbox One   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 6:28 AM ET
    A day in the life of an Xbox One

    From its manufacturing to the store shelves, CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on a day in the life of an Xbox One.

  • Taking back Thanksgiving   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Taking back Thanksgiving

    Bob Williams, co-founder of upscale furnishers Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, discusses its full-page advertisement about being closed on Thanksgiving.

  • What's brewing for Black Friday? Beer Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013 | 5:33 PM ET

    Forget cheap electronics, many consumers will be lining up for something else on Black Friday: beer. Many brewers are using the day to release limited-edition beers.

  • Wal-Mart's preparation for the holiday   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 10:36 AM ET
    Wal-Mart's preparation for the holiday

    Retailers take months of complicated planning to make sure Black Friday deals are in place, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Encouraged by overall consumer sentiment: Pro   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 10:02 AM ET
    Encouraged by overall consumer sentiment: Pro

    How investors can play the holiday retail season, with Neely Tamminga, Piper Jaffray, and Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners.

  • American Apparel CEO: Black Friday critical   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    American Apparel CEO: Black Friday critical

    With many retailers open on Thanksgiving day, Dov Charney, American Apparel CEO, says it depends on the context of the market whether a particular American Apparel store should be open or not.

  • Social media impact on shopping   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 4:21 PM ET
    Social media impact on shopping

    Shopping has become very socially oriented, says Paul Rand, Zocalo Group CEO. This year mainstream retailers are using multiple social channels to connect with consumers.

  • Make or break time for retailers   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 4:15 PM ET
    Make or break time for retailers

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares holiday consumers' sentiment while Courtney Reagan tracks Black Friday trend developments.

  • Auto sales to pop?   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 1:51 PM ET
    Auto sales to pop?

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau, Robert Frank and Tyler Mathisen weigh in auto sales as Black Friday approaches. LeBeau says it's a fantastic time for dealerships because people are off for the long holiday weekend.

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