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There's no pumpkin shortage in the beer aisle.
It's been a tough time for retailers, but one company that's been getting it right is J. Crew.
Halloween spending is expected to fall by roughly $1 billion this season, but sales at some stores may not be as dismal as originally thought.
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To date, the concept of receiving coupons on your cell phone has been more theory than practice. This is despite a resurgence in coupon use and an increasing dependence on cell phones.
There's nothing like a recession to make us get all warm and fuzzy about the past.
Sir James Dyson, a pioneer of bagless vacuum cleaners, wants to change the way you look at fans.
In its latest push to boost its online business, Wal-Mart Stores has started selling health and beauty products online for home delivery.
The economy may be on its way back, but conspicuous consumption is not.
Wealthy Americans may be feeling more cheery and optimistic as the Christmas holiday season approaches, but that doesn't mean they will be doling out extravagant gifts.
When you were young, you may have paged through toy catalogs, compiling the perfect wish list for Santa. Even though you’re older, there’s no reason to stop dreaming.
To get those fantasies churning, click ahead and take a peek at this year’s Neiman Marcus Christmas Book .
The catalog was first published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet intended for its best customers. Each year since, it has helped set the bar for luxury holiday gifts.
This year’s edition reflects more somber times and includes less pricey items. Keeping in mind that even the well-heeled may be shunning unnecessary items, the gifts selected focus most heavily providing their recipients with enjoyable experiences.
By Christina Cheddar BerkPosted 9 Oct 2009
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 "Fast Money."
Coordinating Producer, Squawk on the Street & Squawk Alley
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