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The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, with its flashing lights and hip-hop music, attracts a big TV audience every year as millions tune in to gawk at leggy blondes strutting down the runway in lingerie.
Around 60 percent of customers said they feel guilty when they buy something they don't need, and they want to simplify their lives, JC Penney Chairman and CEO Mike Ullman told CNBC Tuesday.
The retail sector continues to send mixed signals heading into the holiday season.
Cash-strapped consumers should have more left in their wallets when they finish shopping for their Thanksgiving feast this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual price survey.
Dollar General's public offering may have priced at the low-end of its expected range, but investors are flocking to the company's shares on its first day of trading.
This year retailers won't be the only ones betting big on Black Friday sales.
Bookmaker.com , a leading sports betting Web site, has put together odds on consumer spending habits during this year's Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which has traditionally been seen as the start of Christmas holiday shopping season.
Are retailers trying to manage expectations for the all-important holiday selling season? Or have expectations gotten a bit ahead of themselves?
The weather may be getting colder, but sales of intimate apparel are getting hotter, Maidenform CEO Maurice Reznick told CNBC.
“Intimate apparel across almost every channel is doing extremely well. Fortunately for us, we are doing even better in the category. We’re gaining a lot of share,” Reznick said.
Maidenform on Monday reported a quarterly profit that nearly doubling compared with last year. In August, the company raised its guidance for a second time.
Christina Cheddar Berk is editor of CNBC.com's Consumer Nation and chief trend spotter.
Courtney Reagan is CNBC's Retail Reporter.
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 "Fast Money."
Coordinating Producer, Squawk on the Street & Squawk Alley
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