Trends & Fads


  • Weekend before Christmas online sales rise     Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 7:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on whether consumers are flocking to retailers that are open around the clock. Total online sales for the weekend before Christmas rose 37.1 percent from last year.

  • Incoming FHFA director's big changes     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports why incoming FHFA director Mel Watt is delaying new Fannie and Freddie fees on mortgages.

  • Discount trends just before holidays     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports from Woodland Hills, California, on major discounts ahead of Christmas.

  • China Mobile & Apple announce agreement     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    China Mobile serves over 760 million customers, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. A look at the deal between Apple and China Mobile to sell iPhones in China Mobile stores.

  • New mortgage fees delayed     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports why incoming FHFA director Mel Watt is delaying new fees on mortgages.

  • Costs of the Target data breach     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Banks recommend affected customers from the data breach at Target replace their cards immediately, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • Customers afraid of Target?     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports from Woodland Hills, California, on whether shoppers are avoiding Target after the retailer's security breach.

  • Getting into the mind of the consumer     Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Colin Kinsella, Mindshare CEO, shares results from his firm's annual survey which highlights trends that are shaping the advertising industry. A rise of optimism is sweeping the country, says Kinsella.

  • In-store foot traffic data     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    According to ShopperTrak, in-store shopper traffic fell nearly 26 percent on Saturday, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Gabelli's booze pick: Trend toward bourbon     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    Gabelli Funds Chairman and CEO Mario Gabelli discusses his top booze and "aging" stock picks.

  • Ridiculously expensive supercars you'll never own Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 1:55 PM ET
    Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

    Unless you have a spare million, these cars won't end up in your garage. But we can all dream, so here’s a list of ridiculously expensive supercars.

  • Engaged employees bring back customers: Pro     Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    Why Panera Bread, Toyota and Tesla lead the 2013 customer loyalty list, with Chris Malone, Fidelum Partners founder and managing partner. "Panera has built tremendous relationships with its customers," he says.

  • 10 hottest cars at the LA Auto Show Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    Featuring vehicles taking their first international bow, the exhibition offers fun and functionality as well as excess and efficiency.

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

    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.

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

    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

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

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

    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.

  • Retailers open early: More sales?     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 7:20 AM ET

    Black Friday is actually the biggest sales day. Discussing whether retailers get more sales if they're open longer, with Jan Rogers Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen WWE CEO.

  • Kosher beer for your 'Thanksgivukkah'     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 6:51 AM ET

    A look at top shelf craft, as well as kosher beer, with Jeremy Cowan, Shmaltz Brewing founder and CEO. "Kosher Supervision of America accepted by the Orthodox Union," has blessed the beer, he explains.

  • A day in the life of a Xbox One     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 6:28 AM ET

    From its manufacturing to the store shelves, CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on a day in the life of an Xbox One.