With more than 38 million consumers expected to shop on Thanksgiving, more small businesses are slated to be open.» Read More
Early numbers aren't out yet on how many shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving, but it's expected that more than three times the number of people will venture out to shop on the day after the holiday known as Black Friday. Overall, the National Retail Federation expected about 30 million to shop on Thanksgiving, compared with 99.7 million on Black Friday.
After opening earlier and earlier on the holiday, this year, most of the more than a dozen major retailers like Macy's, Target and Kohl's are sticking with their 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Thanksgiving openings. One big exception: J.C. Penney, which is opening two hours earlier at 3 p.m. on the holiday. And sporting goods chain REI, which was always closed on Thanksgiving, is bowing...
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NEW YORK— The holiday season is upon us. Sure, in the world of toys, anything "Star Wars" is faring well as well as a slew of robotic pets like robotic toy bears from Mattel's Fisher-Price and an interactive unicorn from Hasbro. Nobody dictates trends, "said William Taubman, chief operating officer at Taubman Centers Inc., which operates more than 20 malls in the U.S.
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Nov 24- Black Friday comes early to Saks Fifth Avenue stores this year. The luxury retailer, owned by Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co, will start Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Chief Executive Jerry Storch said. Others including Target Corp, J.C. Penney Co Inc and Kohl's Corp have also stepped up promotions and deals as they look to grab a piece...
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NEW YORK— Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. This year, Amazon has been making an aggressive push to offer same-day delivery to people who've paid its $99 fee for Prime loyalty club membership. "Over the past 18 to 24 months Amazon has been pushing the bar" for fast and cheap delivery, said Daphne Carmeli, CEO of Deliv, a startup that works with retailers to...
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But there was a raft of stronger reports from retailers ranging from Abercrombie& Fitch to Foot Locker, and indexes that track retail shares have had a surge this week that has surpassed any in the past two years. Abercrombie& Fitch soared more than 27 percent in trading— its biggest one-day percentage gain in three years— after a shift in strategy helped double...
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NEW YORK— The stock market closed out its best week of the year Friday as big gains by retailers and technology companies pushed major indexes higher. Stocks faded as Friday wore on, but they still finished higher. The index climbed Monday and Wednesday as the U.S. market didn't seem to be affected by a string of unsettling international events, including last...
Nov 20- Abercrombie& Fitch Co's quarterly same-store sales fell less than expected and its profit more than doubled as the teen apparel retailer boosted gross margin by offering fewer promotions and controlling costs. The company's shares surged 17 percent to $22.80 in early trading on Friday. The company hired top designers from brands such as Ralph Lauren...