A shorter holiday calendar could send frenzied shoppers to physical stores for last-minute purchases, taking some sales away from e-commerce.
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Macy's was the first big retailer to report, and its results this morning were certainly encouraging.
With shoppers turning more and more to the Web, discount retailers are lagging behind full-priced stores in their e-commerce presence.
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To lure holiday shoppers retailers are marketing more showroom promotions to mesh online and in-store offers for a single shopping experience.
Stocks were slightly higher Monday, with the S&P 500 pushing to a fresh high, but gains were limited as investors digested a batch of mixed earnings reports and ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting.
Luxury retailers’ outlet stores may soon give traditional department stores a run for their money.
The upscale retailer says it's offering free standard shipping and free returns permanently for all domestic website purchases.