Christina Cheddar Berk is a senior news editor at a CNBC.com. Before joining CNBC, she was a special writer at Dow Jones Newswires and a guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Cheddar Berk was part of a team of reporters who received a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for breaking news coverage. She also has worked as an associate editor for "The World Almanac" and an assistant editor for "Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia."
After a bumper crop of pumpkin-flavored products this fall, it looks like it’s time to bring out the gingerbread and mint at restaurant chains even though trick-or-treaters have yet to ring the doorbell.
No one knows who the "layaway Santas" are, but Toys 'R Us has drawn inspiration from their actions. The toy retailer has promised to donate $200 worth of toys whenever someone comes to their stores and pays off a stranger's bill.
Holiday shoppers plan to deck the halls and splurge a bit more on themselves this year, but overall spending will remain cautious this holiday season as shoppers hunt out the bargains.
As retailers gear up for the busy holiday shopping season, there’s trouble brewing in Toyland, according to research from Goldman Sachs.
Despite the eye rolling that occurs when shoppers see Christmas decorations next to Halloween candy, shoppers are starting their holiday shopping earlier to soften the holiday’s blow on their budget.
Toys ‘R Us is the latest retailer to begin offering streaming and downloading video for sale.
The numerous crosscurrents are playing out in the economy, making it very difficult to forecast holiday sales this year, said Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist at the National Retail Federation
This year’s holiday sales growth is expected to remain above the 10-year average growth rate, but be somewhat less robust than last holiday season, according to a forecast released Tuesday by the retail industry trade group the National Retail Federation.
Bloomingdale's is attaching chunky plastic tags to some dresses to fight "wardrobing."
McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes $5 items could be launched nationally this year.
In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops.
The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when fast food workers in 50 cities walked off the job.
Christina Cheddar Berk is editor of CNBC.com's Consumer Nation and chief trend spotter.
Courtney is a retail reporter for CNBC.
Tom is a Senior Editor and Assignment Desk Manager for CNBC TV. He also writes about the business of beer for CNBC.com.
Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of CNBC's 5pm ET show "Fast Money."
At many companies, part-time means not having fixed hours. Some call practice "abusive and unfair."
Fast food workers from 100 cities across the U.S. are expected to stage a mass strike on Thursday, marking the largest ever push for higher wages.
Costco's November same-store sales fell short of analysts' expectations, as lower gas prices and weak currencies dampened an increase in net sales.