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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.
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.
CNBC's Jane Wells shares holiday consumers' sentiment while Courtney Reagan tracks Black Friday trend developments.
If you just decided to join the Black Friday crunch but didn't prepare well, don't despair: Just pick up your smartphone.
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.
Sara Germano,reporter for The Wall Street Journal, says teens are more into cultivating their own brands than buying things just because of their brand name. CNBC's Jane Wells, weighs in on teen retailers.
CNBC's Jane Wells speaks with shoppers this holiday season. One shopper tells Wells she rather "stick a needle in my eye" than shop on Thanksgiving.
The deals are aplenty after retailers ordered too much holiday merchandise back when the economy was rosier.
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HSN launched its holiday sales on October 5th. HSN, Inc. CEO Mindy Grossman discusses Black Friday deals, and price competition. "Over 12 percent of our sales come from mobile," she says.
Burned by debt, and burdened by minuscule wage growth, the working poor are spurning plastic and returning to a retro way to stay on budget.
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 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.
Think of Black Friday doorbusters as a starting point. Here's how you can save even more.
Increased online grocery shopping presents a problem for producers of the candy, magazines and drinks.
Bob Williams, co-founder of upscale furnishers Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, discusses its full-page advertisement about being closed on Thanksgiving.
Retailers take months of complicated planning to make sure Black Friday deals are in place, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
Art Cashin of UBS says he already senses the market volume will be down ahead of the holiday. He also thinks investors should be concerned about a spike in yields and rates as people try to run ahead of the Fed.
The NRF says there will be about 7 million fewer people this year shopping over the 4 day weekend. CNBC's Jane Wells speaks to consumers in Huntington Beach, California.
How investors can play the holiday retail season, with Neely Tamminga, Piper Jaffray, and Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners.
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