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  • New American Tradition: Going Kosher for Thanksgiving Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    New American Tradition: Going Kosher for Thanksgiving

    Kosher turkeys are slowly taking a larger share of the Thanksgiving market, with some companies seeing customers who don't keep kosher buying kosher poultry.

  • Black Friday This Year? 'Huge' Says Toys R US CEO Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:02 AM ET
    Black Friday This Year? 'Huge' Says Toys R US CEO

    Bargain seeking consumers are expected to flock to the toy store on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Toys R Us CEO Gerald Storch told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Wal-Mart Steels Itself for Black Friday Labor Showdown Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 9:24 AM ET
    Wal-Mart Steels Itself for Black Friday Labor Showdown

    If you're going to a Walmart on Black Friday to score a cheap TV, the drama unfolding in the parking lot between labor and management might be bigger than what you’ll eventually watch on the screen.

  • Best Buy Deja Vu? Website Crashes as Shoppers Ramp Up

    If you are looking to do a little prep for Black Friday shopping by comparing TV prices online, Best Buy is not going to be much help today. The site has been showing a notice: "Our site is incredibly busy! Please be patient while we shovel you a path." And it's not even Black Friday!

  • Why One Poll Says 45% Would Rather Skip Christmas Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 12:53 PM ET
    Why One Poll Says 45% Would Rather Skip Christmas

    A recent survey found that many tapped-out buyers would prefer that Santa Claus not even bother coming down their chimney.

  • Protests Backed by Union Get Wal-Mart’s Attention Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:13 AM ET
    Walmart Probed in India Over Investment

    In a rare move, Wal-Mart is trying to stop a union-backed group from staging a series of demonstrations against the company on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.

  • From Gridiron to the Vineyard, Two NFL Quarterbacks' Bond

    Football history will always link former NFL quarterbacks Drew Bledsoe and Rick Mirer together. The wine business may link their future.

  • Drink Up This Doorbuster: Black Friday, The Beer Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 11:47 AM ET
    Drink Up This Doorbuster: Black Friday, The Beer

    Set the alarm clock! There's finally a really good reason for beer lovers to wake up early on Black Friday morning. Black Friday, the beer.

  • No More Twinkies? It. Can't. Happen. In. America. Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:03 PM ET
    Hoard Twinkies?! Hostess Threatens to Shut Down

    A world without Twinkies is like a world without a fluffy sugary fake creamy center. Hostess Brands says it will stop operations and liquidate the entire company if striking workers don't get back on the job by tonight.

  • Special Delivery From Wal-Mart's Silicon Valley Lab Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Special Delivery From Wal-Mart's Silicon Valley Lab

    The world's largest retailer is partnering with Goodies Co., a monthly food subscription service, to offer a taste-testing program.

  • Don't Let Thanksgiving Become 'Black Thursday': Target Employees

    Retailers are hoping to get holiday-shoppers into their stores right after they finish their Thanksgiving turkey, but some store employees are pushing back.

  • Economy Stinks for Many, But It's Crushing Millennials

    The economic downturn is hurting Americans including young people, who are struggling with debt and joblessness. See what's new on millennials' list of financial woes.

  • Turkey Prices Gobble Up More of Thanksgiving Budget Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 7:07 PM ET
    Turkey Prices Gobble Up More of Thanksgiving Budget

    The cost of a classic Thanksgiving dinner edged up slightly, but it could have been lower this year had it not been for the meal’s traditional centerpiece, the turkey.

  • Retail's New Grinch: A Sandy-Snarled Supply Chain Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 4:09 PM ET
    Sandy Wreaks Havoc, Economic Impact Not Yet Clear

    While no storm is ever welcome, Sandy’s timing, along with the nor’easter Athena, couldn't be worse. With just two weeks to go until Black Friday unofficially kicks off the 2012 holiday season, retailers are awaiting final inventory shipments for the holidays.

  • Wine.com Readies New Marketplace to Battle Amazon Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 2:52 PM ET
    Wine.com Readies New Marketplace to Battle Amazon

    Wine.com, the leading online wine retailer, said it is launching the Wine.com Marketplace, which will allow smaller domestic and international wineries with limited distribution channels the ability to sell its wines on Wine.com.

  • The Consumer Is Starting to Come Back: Clorox CEO Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 7:53 PM ET
    The Consumer Is Starting to Come Back: Clorox CEO

    The U.S. consumer is starting to turn around, Clorox CEO Donald Knauss told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Friday.

  • This Halloween, Don’t Be Tricked by Hurricane Retail Trade

    As the markets re-open post Sandy and the damage is assessed, no doubt one of the topics on Wednesday will be the retail hurricane trade. But this Halloween, I say Don’t Be Tricked by the Retail Trade.

  • Why Are India's Retailers Afraid of Wal-Mart? Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 4:47 AM ET
    Why Are India's Retailers Afraid of Wal-Mart?

    From protests and mass rallies to burning of government effigies, Indian shop owners say Wal-Mart is not welcome in India. But do these businesses have reason to fear the world's biggest retailer entering their market?

  • Will Retailers Come Out of Sandy Unscathed? Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 4:02 PM ET
    Will Retailers Come Out of Sandy Unscathed?

    When it comes to staying safe in a hurricane, it often comes down to how prepared you are. The lesson is as important for retailers as it is for consumers.

  • A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | 9:21 AM ET
    A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift

    Retailers are relying on part-time workers, a trend that has frustrated millions of Americans who want full-time jobs.