Nothing suggests estimates for total 2015 holiday sales growth have changed following the Thanksgiving weekend, Dana Telsey says.» Read More
Nov 29- An equal number of U.S. shoppers sought to buy items online as they did in physical stores over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to a closely watched survey by the leading retail industry lobby, highlighting the growing importance of e-commerce during the crucial holiday shopping season. In releasing its survey on Sunday, the National Retail...
Neiman Marcus shoppers hoping to scoop up Black Friday deals were instead greeted with an error message.
WASHINGTON— Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to preliminary figures from research firm ShopperTrak. And sales on Thanksgiving dropped to $1.8 billion from just over $2 billion.
COLUMBIA, S.C.— A sales-tax break the Legislature gave Amazon in 2011 expires Jan. 1, making South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut similar deals with the online retail giant. South Carolina was among 10 states that gave Amazon a temporary tax reprieve in exchange for jobs and investment, Behlke said. In all, South Carolina loses out...
Apple is not giving Black Monday deals. Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray, discusses the strength of Apple's ecosystem into the holiday season. Munster says more people are buying phones on an annual basis.
Discussing the potential hit to Apple after not participating in Black Friday sales, tech sales into the holiday season, with Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac senior editor.
Re/code's Kara Swisher, discusses the ease of shopping online and via mobile this Black Friday, and the impact to brick and mortar shops. Swisher also weighs in on a new lawsuit against Sumner Redstone.
LONDON, Nov 27- Britons splashed out on "Black Friday" bargains on Friday but many opted to go online rather than head to the shops for an event imported from the United States that has become a key feature of the UK retail calendar. Researcher Conlumino is forecasting the event will generate UK sales, both in stores and online, of 1.6 billion pounds, up 20 percent on...
CNBC's Josh Lipton, goes inside eBay's war room to check out what's all the rage this holiday season.
Gerald Storch, Hudson's Bay CEO, weighs in on the pulse of the luxury shopper at Lord & Taylor and Saks, and provides an outlook on holiday shopping.
E-commerce companies are racing to embrace mobile platforms in India.
LONDON, Nov 27- Britons chased "Black Friday" shopping bargains on Friday with initial signs that many were going online rather than heading to stores for an event imported from the United States. Retail researcher Conlumino is forecasting the event will generate UK sales, both in stores and online, of 1.6 billion pounds, up 20 percent on 2014..
Zak Edwards, CEO of Prezzybox.com, talks about the importance of Black Friday for raising brand awareness and creating new customers.
Simon Belsham, CEO at NotOnTheHighStreet.Com, discusses the impact of technology and the internet on trade and the traditional shopping experience.
PITTSBURGH/ CHICAGO, Nov 26- Retailers across the United States offered early Black Friday discounts to lure bargain-hunters on Thanksgiving eve, but initial checks showed crowds in brick-and-mortar stores were subdued even as online sales jumped. At the Toys R Us in New York's Times Square, a line of about 200 shoppers, hemmed in by barricades, stretched to the...
PITTSBURGH/ NEW YORK, Nov 26- Retailers across the United States offered early Black Friday discounts to lure bargain-hunters on Thanksgiving eve, but crowds in brick-and-mortar stores were subdued even as online sales jumped. "I can wait until tomorrow but it's more exciting today," said Daipayan Deb, a shopper in his mid-thirties at a packed Wal-Mart...
Justin Norwood, product strategist at IBM, talks about how technology and apps can help consumers buy gifts ahead of the busy Christmas period.
Why retailers will find it challenging to compete with Amazon over the holidays.
Analysts say retailers are facing a lack of innovation and challenges from ecommerce and online sales this holiday season.
NEW YORK— Stocks wobbled on Wednesday and finished little changed before the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. A rebound by drugmakers Pfizer and Allergan boosted the health care sector, while consumer stocks like e-commerce giant Amazon.com and home retailer Home Depot rose in the last trading day before Black Friday unofficially kicks off the holiday...