Retailers offered early Black Friday discounts to lure bargain-hunters on Thanksgiving eve, but crowds in brick-and-mortar stores were subdued. » Read More
Pay by phone, and you could get bigger discounts and better pricing on purchases. But it may not be shoppers' best bet during the holiday season.
Every big retailer and toy review site has its own hot toy list. Here's where they intersect on predictions of this season's hard-to-find toys.
After a petition started by a Florida mom, Toys 'R Us is pulling Breaking Bad toys indefinitely, reports NBC News.
Analysts believe Apple's new payment system could finally drive mass adoption of paying with phones.
Hasbro doesn't toy around when it comes to R&D. A look inside the art of innovation with My Little Pony, Mr. Potato Head and Play-Doh.
Chinese companies have been pouring money into Silicon Valley, joining a parade of financiers seeking to participate in the latest boom.
Former Bloomingdale's CEO Michael Gould said there's an underlying issue in retail: There's not enough risk-taking or newness.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Bitcoin users now have a new payment option at Lord & Taylor, thanks to a partnership between the retailer and shopping app Pounce.
Retailers need to do a lot more to defend themselves against future cyberattacks, according to security experts and IT service providers.
The "Fast Money" pros address the top issues of this past week.
Many U.S. retailers had to ramp up promotions last month as shoppers continued to watch their spending during the holiday season.
Shoppers may have a tougher time returning unwanted gifts this year, with less than one-third of retailers offering special holiday return policies.
It is the latest move in a competitive environment that has had retailers trying to out-promote one another since Thanksgiving.
So-called Layaway Santas aren't new, but they have been growing ever since a report pointed out the phenomenon in 2011.
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.
Spending on gift cards is expected to reach a record high this year, as shoppers search for practical gifts.
A toy start-up is gaining traction for its building games, which expose girls to engineering. A Beastie Boys-inspired viral video doesn't hurt.
Retailers are pushing black Friday sales earlier this year, letting consumers walk away with doorbuster deals up to a week before the holiday.
Analysts expect slow toys sales this year. Parents with a flexible gift list may benefit from waiting to shop.