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With just one day to go before Christmas, it's becoming clear that shoppers have won the annual game of chicken.
If the promotions seemed relentless in the U.S. this holiday season, be thankful you weren't in the United Kingdom.
Web sales are up—along with returns. Here are some of the toughest and the most lenient return policies for gifts bought online.
Year in and year out, gift cards are one of the most requested holiday presents. Total spending on gift cards last year reached $29 billion.
Neely Tamming, Piper Jaffray, and Howard Tubin, RBC Capital Markets, discuss retail before the holiday season comes to a close. Tamming says e-commerce has had the upper hand this season.
McD's employee resources site has even more odd advice for workers. This time, it's about the industry it helped make ubiquitous...fast food.
Gerald Storch, Storch Advisors CEO, provides an inside look at the make-or-break season for retailers. The consumer is using the Internet to shop, says Storch.
Shopping in stores crawled this holiday season, leaving a pile of unsold inventory. That means bigger-than-usual after-Christmas sales.
Discussing whether retailers' promotional push will pay off, with Simeon Siegel, Nomura Securities, and Ed Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets.
CNBC's technology reporter Julia Wood takes you through some of the top toys on sale for kids this year.
Bryan Roberts, analyst at Kantar Retail, details why the holiday shopping season is more critical in the United Kingdom than in the U.S.
Thomas Stemberg, Highland Consumer Fund partner, shares his thoughts on consumer spending this holiday shopping season.
It's the final shopping day before Christmas and retailers are pulling out all the stops. CNBC's Sara Eisen takes a look at whether the move to accommodate last-minute shoppers is paying off for retailers.
CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on trends in retail amid a sluggish consumer, as well as a shorter retail holiday season.
The combination of a recession in the past five years and an ageing population has changed the face of the U.K.'s main shopping streets.
CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on whether consumers are flocking to retailers that are open around the clock. Total online sales for the weekend before Christmas rose 37.1 percent from last year.
CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on why retailers are resorting to a new strategy of staying open for 24 hours straight just ahead of Christmas.
Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst, says the leading shops in their sectors will be the winners over the Christmas shopping period.
The Weather Channel's Paul Walsh says volatile weather happened at the "exact wrong time" for retailers.
Last minute holiday shoppers are seeing extended store hours and deep discounts. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports what retailers are winning the shopping season.