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Holiday shoppers are procrastinating, but retailers aren’t panicking and offering bigger discounts to lure people in.
Retail sales in the U.S. rose a paltry 2.1% in November. Now the race is on to capture valuable holiday shopper dollars before the end of the season. But are the discounts being offered to lure customers into stores shaving too much off the retail industry’s profit margins? Marshall Cohen – chief retail analyst at NPD Group – seems to thinks so.
From cars to furnishings to fragrences, you'll find what's on the lists of luxury shoppers., according to the latest survey of the Luxury Institute.
Retailers reported mixed November same-store sales, with nearly half falling short of forecasts.
Upscale department store chain Nordstrom said November sales at stores open at least a year rose 5.4%.
Holiday shopping got off to a strong start over the week-end with upscale department stores looking like early winners. And it's not just grownups who have their hearts set on something luxurious. Kids are going upscale, too.