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Facing the weakest holiday season in nearly two decades, retailers and the vendors who keep their shelves stocked are walking a fine line between helping each other stay afloat and protecting their profits.
Walgreen Tuesday said October sales at stores open a least a year rose 2 percent, slightly less than the preliminary rise of 2.2 percent it reported last week, before the month had ended.
U.S. retail chains may report some of their worst monthly sales results this week as the global financial crisis leaves its mark on ordinary consumers, casting new doubt on holiday season sales.
Over the past couple weeks, I've been on many radio shows and the hosts naturally ask me about the economy and sports. One area that I didn't think I was strong as I could be in was the baseball free agent question.
Halloween isn't just about crazy costumes and sugar highs. For advertisers it represents the unofficial start of holiday-season advertising. Expect to start seeing plenty of ads in your paper urging you to go shopping.
Take off that Sarah Palin mask and get your shop on because retailers are desperate this year and they've rolled out some hefty sales before the first little pirate or princess even hits the doorbell.
Gas prices may have come down but with the economy in a tailspin and consumer confidence at its lowest since 1967, small shop owners are taking preventive measures in order to survive what is expected to be the worst holiday season in years.
Video game publisher Electronic Arts says its second-quarter net loss widened as development and marketing costs grew, and the company's shares dropped sharply as it cut its earnings outlook.
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Wal-Mart is already bracing for a tough holiday season — and retail climate overall — slowing the pace of new store openings and remodeling existing stores. And, in a telling sign of the season: The discount chain is now attracting more higher-income shoppers.
Last week, it was revealed that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was not willing to pay the fee to Reebok so that his jersey could correspond with his name change. What we found most interesting about this is that Johnson will be able to have Ochocinco on the back of his jerseys next year.
Next week is expected to mark the start of the US economy’s entry into recession and the end of the Fed’s conventional monetary policy.
The team confirmed on its web site that the final elite seats in their new stadium scheduled to open in 2010 will be auctioned from today and will close on Monday and that the team “does not expect to sell all of the Coaches Club seats by the end of the auction.”
This is how the game works. First, you figure out who the sponsor of the facility is. (Note: This is easy and is only part of the game). Then, walk around the stadium and evaluate how that sponsor is doing within the stadium and then figure out how natural the fit is.
While retailers batter down the hatches — some of them for good — in preparation for a difficult holiday season, Coach has a different strategy: Variety.
This holiday season is make or break for some retailers, and while it’s not even Halloween yet, we’re already seeing some of them break. Are we going to see more before Christmas?
Is he going to be the teacher you "thought he was?" That's the question some students at San Diego State will be asking themselves after the school named former college and NFL head coach Dennis Green as a teacher today. Green will teach BA703 — or Strategic Management — in SDSU's Sports Business Management program
Update II: After yesterday, I wasn't so sure that my prediction that the Jets would not get the $25,000 average for Coaches Club personal seat licenses would hold up. But things haven't been in the Jets' favor on Day 2 of the auction on eBay's StubHub.
UPDATED: The New York Jets lost the game Sunday in overtime to the Oakland Raiders. But they apparently won against those who didn't think they could raise $25,000 per personal seat license for the best seats in their new stadium, in these hard economic times. The top two PSL prices from yesterday were $65,100 (each for two seats) and $61,100 (each for four seats) for first-row 40-yard line seats.
Over the past couple weeks, I've been trying to keep you up to date on the latest in sports business and how the industry is being affected by the economy. I've tried my best not to be alarmist and to tell you the real story. But I'm afraid that some stories written by others are a bit overboard.