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  • Can the Super Bowl Save the Planet? Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    One company found that energy usage in the US drops by more than 5% during the game and as much as 7.5% during the half-time show, even though it would take 10 coal-fired power plants to fire all the televisions being watched.

  • Spirits Makers Expect a Bubbly Holiday Season Saturday, 22 Dec 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

    Diageo and Pernod-Ricard are predicting fizzy sales this December as Americans make merry at holiday parties.

  • Online Sales Jump on Cyber Monday, eBay Shines Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 2:16 AM ET

    Online sales jumped on Cyber Monday, sending e-commerce retailers' shares higher and suggesting strong growth from earlier in the holiday shopping season is continuing for now.

  • ‘Pet Parents’ to Spend Big This Holiday Season Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 5:47 PM ET

    Despite the uncertain state of the economy there is a standout group of big spenders this holiday season: pet owners.

  • Holiday Shopping For Your Pet?     Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 4:44 PM ET

    Americans will spend nearly $53 billion on their cats and dogs this year. PetSmart CEO Robert Moran, offers insight. Pets are now being looked at as "members of the family," he says, discussing just how much is spent on pets during the holiday season.

  • How well retailers fare on Cyber Monday will offer insight into Americans’ evolving shopping habits during the holiday shopping season.

  • What's With All the Big TVs This Black Friday? Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    This was supposed to be the "Year of the Tablet" but Black Friday dispatches from the mall keep pointing to strong sales of big-screen TVs. So what gives? Didn't shoppers get the memo?

  • Consumers Seek Eternal Bargains: Tanger CEO Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 12:23 PM ET

    Black Friday bargains aside, uncertain economic times have launched consumers on a never ending quest for “great value on great products”, the president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers told CNBC Friday.

  • Black Thursday? Thanks, but No Thanks: Macy’s CEO Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    The CEO of department store goliath Macy's said Friday he has no immediate plans to open the company's doors earlier to conform with the recent trend of early Thanksgiving sales.

  • Undercover Shopping: Testing Holiday Promises Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    Every year it seems the holiday season gets more competitive for retailers. First it was free shipping, now it’s free layaway and price-matching in guaranteed, speedy in-store pickup. Promises, promises. But do the programs really work?

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

    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.

  • 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

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

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

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

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

    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

    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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

    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.

  • WhiteWave Rides Demand for Organic Foods Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    The organic food company, which was spun off from Dean Foods, raised $391 million in its offering.

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