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  • Discount have lost credibility: Ethan Allen CEO   Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Discount have lost credibility: Ethan Allen CEO

    Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen Interiors chairman and CEO, says discounting is like a craze; retailers follow each other. It is a race to not making money, he adds.

  • Hitting the Target?   Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:04 AM ET
    Hitting the Target?

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports more than 1,000 people were in line last night to shop at a Target in Los Angeles that opened at 8 pm Thanksgiving night.

  • It's game on for a retooled Best Buy this holiday Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Black Friday shoppers carry away discounted items from a Best Buy store which opened its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in Naples, Fla.

    Despite saying it would be competitive on price this holiday, analysts said Best Buy is poised to be one of the season's winners.

  • Violence flares as shoppers hunt Black Friday deals Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 9:34 AM ET
    Shoppers wait in line during on Thanksgiving 2013 at the Toys 'R Us store in Fairfax, Va.

    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.

  • Faber on bitcoin: 'A symptom of excess liquidity'

    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.

  • How retailers are spying on your Black Friday spree Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    A woman shops for a bargains during the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28, 2013, at the Toys-R-Us store in Fairfax, Virginia.

    In the search for answers this shopping season, consumer behavior online is being tracked aggressively with help from technology.

  • Hate Black Friday creep? Remember who's in charge Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:21 AM ET
    Shoppers wait in line during the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28, 2013, at the Toys-R-Us store in Fairfax, Virginia.

    If you hate the fact that stores opened on Thanksgiving, don't forget who's in charge here, says Carol Roth.

  • On register's other side, there's little to spend Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 6:01 AM ET
    An employee rings up a customer at the Macy's Inc. flagship store in New York.

    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 data equals merry Christmas shopping? Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 5:56 AM ET

    South Korea's higher-than-expected industrial production data could presage a stronger Christmas shopping season in Europe and the U.S.

  • Black Friday 'frenzy' very hot   Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 5:30 AM ET
    Black Friday 'frenzy' very hot

    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.

  • Chart of the Day: Why Black Friday matters Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 5:19 AM ET
    Shoppers looking for a bargains shop during the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28, 2013, at the Toys-R-Us store in Fairfax, Virginia.

    Black Friday sales have accounted for anywhere from 44 percent to 49 percent of all holiday season sales, according to the National Retail Federation.

  • Retailers gear up for Black Friday   Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 2:40 AM ET
    Retailers gear up for Black Friday

    Rahul Sharma, founder of Neev Capital, says retailers use Black Friday to create excitement and get people shopping.

  • 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.

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