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  • American Apparel CEO: Black Friday critical   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 4:33 PM ET
    American Apparel CEO: Black Friday critical

    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.

  • Social media impact on shopping   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 4:21 PM ET
    Social media impact on shopping

    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.

  • Make or break time for retailers   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 4:15 PM ET
    Make or break time for retailers

    CNBC's Jane Wells shares holiday consumers' sentiment while Courtney Reagan tracks Black Friday trend developments.

  • The answer to Black Friday fits right in your palm Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 2:01 PM ET
    The new Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note 3 smartphone

    If you just decided to join the Black Friday crunch but didn't prepare well, don't despair: Just pick up your smartphone.

  • Auto sales to pop?   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 1:51 PM ET
    Auto sales to pop?

    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.

  • Social media & teen shoppers: Pro   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 1:28 PM ET
    Social media teen shoppers: Pro

    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.

  • When and where people will shop   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    When and where people will shop

    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.

  • Overstocked stores offering epic holiday bargains Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 12:28 PM ET

    The deals are aplenty after retailers ordered too much holiday merchandise back when the economy was rosier.

  • Wines under $20 wines to impress holiday guests Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    We spoke with some top sommeliers for their picks on good wines that don't break the bank.

  • HSN CEO: Giving customers a reason to shop with us   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:41 AM ET
    HSN CEO: Giving customers a reason to shop with us

    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.

  • On a budget? Why Christmas on layaway makes sense Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:27 AM ET
    Layaway ads

    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.

  • Anatomy of a markdown: What you are really paying Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Shoppers walk past a sale sign displayed outside of a Gap store.

    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 begins Black Friday deals early   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Amazon begins Black Friday deals early

    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.

  • 5 ways to beat Black Friday deals Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Think of Black Friday doorbusters as a starting point. Here's how you can save even more.

  • Online shopping's rise kills impulse buys Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    An Amazon Fresh truck arrives at a warehouse in Inglewood, California.

    Increased online grocery shopping presents a problem for producers of the candy, magazines and drinks.

  • Taking back Thanksgiving   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Taking back Thanksgiving

    Bob Williams, co-founder of upscale furnishers Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, discusses its full-page advertisement about being closed on Thanksgiving.

  • Wal-Mart's preparation for the holiday   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 10:36 AM ET
    Wal-Mart's preparation for the holiday

    Retailers take months of complicated planning to make sure Black Friday deals are in place, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Cashin: Taper not priced into market   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    Cashin: Taper not priced into market

    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.

  • Will you spend more this year?   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 10:19 AM ET
    Will you spend more this year?

    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.

  • Encouraged by overall consumer sentiment: Pro   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 10:02 AM ET
    Encouraged by overall consumer sentiment: Pro

    How investors can play the holiday retail season, with Neely Tamminga, Piper Jaffray, and Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners.

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