Retail Sales


  • Closing Bell: Market Wrap on Down Day Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 5:28 PM ET

    It goes without saying--well almost without saying-- that it's been a down day for the markets that hasn't been seen in some time--with triple digit losses for the Dow and Blue Chip Index falling as much as 150 points today.

  • Wall Street will be paying close attention to signs about the health of the economy after a sharp selloff in stocks.

  • Shape Up, Ship Out Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 5:01 PM ET

    It killed eToys.  It’s the great equalizer between brick and click retail. It’s shipping – and when the U.S. Postal Service didn’t satisfy demand, the United Parcel Service and Fedex saw their opportunity.

  • What's Wrong With Wal-Mart? Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 4:27 PM ET

    Despite the fine weather in much of the nation--America's largest retailer can't seem to get out from under a dark cloud.  On Closing Bell--CNBC's Liz Claman finds out why.

  • Home furnishing sellers are among the many retailers hoping for a strong Holiday shopping season. But--will they get their wishes or be unpleasantly surprised this Christmas? 

  • Nearly half of holiday shoppers are expected to spend the same amount as they did last season, according to a new CNBC poll.

  • Big Box Boom: Gadgets Sell – And Prices Boil Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 1:32 PM ET

    There’s plenty of time to shop for Christmas… right? Maybe not. CNBC's Darren Rovell had a caveat for procrastinators: "If you did not get your flat-screen TV over the [Thanksgiving] weekend," he warned, "you’re in trouble."

  • Consumers Adore Gift Cards Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 1:17 PM ET

    The National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Intentions & Actions survey says “the popularity of gift cards has increased at a remarkable rate, “ and will hit another record level this year, thanks partly to personalization options now available from many retailers.

  • Holiday shopping got off to a strong start over the week-end with upscale department stores looking like early winners.  And  it's not just grownups who have their hearts set on something luxurious. Kids are going upscale, too.

  • Wired Magazine--Perfect Gifts for Gadget Geeks Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 12:21 PM ET

    Wired magazine Products Editor Mark McClusky gave us the latest on this year’s best gadgets. The top picks: Toshiba’s Gigabeat media player; Nike’s iPod Sport Kit – a nifty device that sends audio updates of your performance to your iPod while you run--and the BlackBerry Pearl 8100.

  • Electronics won the week-end as the hot ticket this  holiday season--at least most of them. CNBC's Darren Rovell reports from a Best Buy outlet store in Paramus, New Jersey--on what's ringing the cash registers. 

  • Cyber Monday Kicks Off Online Shopping Season Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 11:43 AM ET

    Cyber Monday – the official start of the online shopping season – kicked off today.  Analysts predict almost $460 billion in holiday sales are up for grabs this year, and retailers are boosting their search engine marketing budgets to draw in shoppers.

  • Ten Tips For Happy Shopping Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 9:36 AM ET

    Shopping is a lot of fun but it can also be a headache. The right preperation and organization can go a long way. Do your research before you even make a purchase and be well-positioned to follow up later.  Here's some things that will help make you a smart shopper.    

  • Today on CNBC.com--Holiday Central Monday, 27 Nov 2006 | 8:14 AM ET

    Good morning. We'll start with our quote of the day from Henry Ford--"A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrasingly large."Service is on the mind of most retailers today. Thanksgiving is over--Black Friday has come and gone--but the shopping season is in full swing. It's "Cyber Monday"--one of the busiest days of the year for online shopping.

  • Survey: Play Your Cards Right Sunday, 26 Nov 2006 | 6:20 PM ET

    On today's Power Lunch --  a new survey from Deloitte and Touche finds of all the new retail trends nothing is more popular with Holiday shoppers than the tried and true gift card.