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  • Many holiday shoppers buy first, and eat later Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 9:27 PM ET

    Some retailers didn’t wait for the predawn hours of Black Friday this year. They were open before breakfast on Thanksgiving Day, and customers were waiting. The NYT reports.

  • Retail distribution in the 21st century   Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
    Retail distribution in the 21st century

    Stuart Conroy, founder of Activ8, discusses how the traditional distribution model has changed with the rise of online retail.

  • Is the lingerie market recession-busting? Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 6:39 AM ET
    A model poses as Josephine De La Baume opens the new Agent Provocateur store on Grosvenor Street last year in London, England. The Lingerie chain plans to open more stores in the coming year.

    The recession saw consumers tightening their belts and cutting back on spending. But kinky shoppers kept the lingerie market resilient.

  • Is the lingerie market recession proof?   Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Is the lingerie market recession proof?

    Garry Hogarth, CEO of Agent Provacateur, discusses the lingerie market and the "50 Shades of Grey" effect.

  • Japan's Fast Retailing   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 10:33 PM ET
    Japan's Fast Retailing

    Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at Ji Asia, talks about Fast Retailing's recent expansion into U.S. markets, and explains why they will enjoy this adventure.

  • Shorter holiday season will hit US retailers   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 9:50 PM ET
    U.S. retailers face a much challenging environment this year. - Pro

    King Lip, Chief Investment Officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management, says U.S. retailers must operate longer and earlier with heavier discounts to cover the shorter holiday season this year.

  • Bearish Black Friday?   Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    Bearish Black Friday?

    Liz Dunn, Macquarie Capital, is surprised only 31 percent of consumers plan on buying tech this holiday season. Dunn also doesn't see apparel being a great space for retailers.

  • 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.

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