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Despite saying it would be competitive on price this holiday, analysts said Best Buy is poised to be one of the season's winners.
Shoppers eager to get a jump on Black Friday got into arguments and fought in parking lots at a few places around the country. NBC News reports.
Ultra-bear Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC on Friday that the same easy money policies affecting stock and bond prices drive speculative on the controversial digital currency bitcoin, which crossed the $1,200 briefly Friday morning.
In the search for answers this shopping season, consumer behavior online is being tracked aggressively with help from technology.
If you hate the fact that stores opened on Thanksgiving, don't forget who's in charge here, says Carol Roth.
The struggle of low-income workers, many in retailing, is adding momentum to efforts to increase the federal minimum wage. The NYT reports.
South Korea's higher-than-expected industrial production data could presage a stronger Christmas shopping season in Europe and the U.S.
Loren Bendele, founder and president of Savings.com, talks about the U.S.'s post-Thanksgiving Black Friday, and how consumers are increasingly using internet to find the best offers.
Black Friday sales have accounted for anywhere from 44 percent to 49 percent of all holiday season sales, according to the National Retail Federation.
Rahul Sharma, founder of Neev Capital, says retailers use Black Friday to create excitement and get people shopping.
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.
Stuart Conroy, founder of Activ8, discusses how the traditional distribution model has changed with the rise of online retail.
The recession saw consumers tightening their belts and cutting back on spending. But kinky shoppers kept the lingerie market resilient.
Garry Hogarth, CEO of Agent Provacateur, discusses the lingerie market and the "50 Shades of Grey" effect.
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.
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.
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.
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.