Whether you took in a screening of "Scream 4" this year, visited a haunted house this month, or bought a zombie Halloween costume, you’re a customer in the “business of fear.”
Temporary stores specializing in the holiday are everywhere — sometimes two in a suburban strip or city block. It's part of a booming retail business model, now worth some $8 billion a year.
Lowe's and Target are just two of the big retailers reporting results this week.
Despite the selloff of Best Buy shares Tuesday, there are early positive signs the turnaround efforts are working.
To the creative, go the spoils. Hoping to boost sales, restaurants are launching a slew of innovative items.