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Skariachan NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. retailers' controversial choice to kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season early, on Thanksgiving, may not pay off as much as they had hoped. Even Macy's Inc's flagship store in New York City opened then for the first time in its 155- year history, at 8 p.m. Some U.S. shoppers played along, hitting the Internet and stores on Thanksgiving.
Skariachan NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. retailers' controversial choice to kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season early, on Thanksgiving, may not pay off as much as they had hoped.
Shoppers eager to get a jump on Black Friday got into arguments and fought in parking lots at a few places around the country. NBC News reports.
Kmart, Old Navy and Lord& Taylor were some of the stores that opened their doors on Thursday morning, as each company did last year. Macy's Inc and a slew of other stores are opening later on Thanksgiving for the first time ever in a bare-knuckle brawl for a bigger slice of holiday sales.
Nov 28- Macy's Inc and a slew of other U.S. retailers are opening on Thanksgiving for the first time ever in a bare-knuckled brawl for a bigger slice of overall holiday sales.
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Nov. 27- Attention, shoppers: If you just decided to join the Black Friday shopping crunch but didn't prepare well, don't despair: Just pick up your smartphone. "Information is power," says Jeff Goldstein, president of PriceGrabber, a web service that collects pricing from about 4,000 retailers.
NEW YORK, Nov 26- ComScore Inc, an analytics firm whose data is closely watched by Wall Street, on Tuesday predicted U.S. e-commerce sales will grow 16 percent to $55.2 billion this holiday season.
Stocks touched on new highs today, and the earnings outlook suggests big gains are still coming, despite the slow economy, according to one guru.
Frigid temperatures and dry weather should put consumers in the mood to shop on Black Friday weekend.
This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red.
As retailers experiment with earlier Black Friday promotions, restaurants are extending their hours too, in hopes of squeezing out additional sales.
“Retail has become downright treacherous,” said Cramer. Stocks that should be doing quite well just aren’t.
For retailers, the outlook for this holiday season is shaping up as a mirror of the widening wealth gap of the American shopping public.
Nov 20- J.C. Penney Co Inc on Wednesday said November sales were encouraging and popular house brands were lifting gross profit margin, suggesting the struggling department store operator is turning a corner.
Retail analysts are wondering how much J.C. Penney's drastic price cuts could dent other stores' sales this holiday season.
Department store chain J.C. Penney becomes "just another retailer" after third-quarter earnings, CNBC's Jim Cramer said.
J.C. Penney is reporting a wider third-quarter loss, but the results showed its business is starting to stabilize.
Many factors could affect whether shoppers open their wallets this holiday season. But one thing is clear: The pressure is on.