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The latest batch of retail sales reports shed light on who the retail winners are right now.
Retail sales reports from a handful of retailers on Thursday will provide another peek at holiday spending and help gauge how consumer spending is shaping up. But the expected dour reports may not foreshadow a poor 2013 for retailers.
From GPS shoes to dogs who can drive, these things are wacky but you gotta admit, they're practical. Hey, Buster, can you drop me off at the mall so I don't have to look for parking?!
CNBC's Jane Wells reports holiday gift returns are gearing up, and it could impact retailers' bottom line.
Retailers are bracing for an influx of returns this holiday season, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports returns are projected to jump 37 percent this holiday season to $63 billion.
Despite strong sales early on, the "fiscal cliff" left shoppers hanging on the edge.
Amazon.com remained the best website for shopping online, one survey found.
Christmas 2012 is now history but retailers are hoping that you aren't done with your holiday shopping quite yet. NBC News reports.
Bill Tancer, Experian, reveals the most visited retailers online, and the most popular products.
Despite some reports suggesting holiday sales will be the worst since 2008, Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, told CNBC he's still predicting a 4.1 percent increase.
Michael Glennon, CEO, Glennon Capital sees weak economic fundamentals holding back the Australian market, adding that he expects some recovery in resource stocks next year.
Sometimes, it pays to procrastinate. Millions still need to buy holiday gifts, and retailers have slashed prices to bring in last-minute shoppers.
Eileen Serra, CEO of Chase Card Services, discusses where consumers are shopping and takes a look at the biggest trends this holiday season.
"It's been a great holiday for e-commerce," said Michael Rubin, Founder and CEO of Kynetic, discussing which companies are profiting from the expansion of retail mobility.
John Poisson, CEO & founder of Wantful, offers insight on his new gift-giving model.
Kevin Ryan, founder & CEO of Gilt Groupe, takes a look at the profitability of online deal sites.
Millions of Chinese shoppers are turning to the web, fueling a booming $64 billion e-commerce market, as a local player gets set to overtake Amazon as the world's biggest online retailer by 2016.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the latest details of the struggling company's plans to revive growth.
Cyriac Roeding, CEO of shopkick, explains how shoppers can get free rewards and offers simply by walking into stores.