National Retail Federation

The Black Friday frenzy officially begins today. But many say the thrill is gone.

David McCombs has spent the past 10 Thanksgivings camped out in a Best Buy parking lot in central Alabama.<p>Each year, he and a rotating crew of friends have shown up days — sometimes a week — in advance and set up tents, couches and folding chairs to wait for the official start of the holiday …

Trends

Is this the last Black Friday?

This could be a make-or-break holiday shopping season for some of America's retailers.<p>Economic conditions are good -- unemployment is the lowest it's been in 17 years, and credit is cheap and easily available. And shoppers are expected to spend more than ever before.<p>The question is where they'll do …

Trends

These Stores Are Open on Thanksgiving for an Early Black Friday Start

Black Friday should be renamed Black Thanksgiving.<p>More and more retailers are opting for longer hours on Thanksgiving (Nov. 23), closing for a few …

eCommerce

Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Thursday

Investing.com - Here are the top five things you need to know in financial markets on Thursday, November 23:<p><b>1. Dollar steady after slump on Fed</b> …

Economy

As Black Friday nears, US stores get creative to battle e-commerce

The photo op with Santa Claus has long been a holiday mainstay for American children. But this year, shopping malls in several states are scheduling …

eCommerce

10 Surprising Deals, Tips and Tricks for Cyber Monday

Keep an eye out for unconventional deals -- and deals that aren't really deals at all.<p>If you aren’t tired out or broke from all of the Black Friday sales that began popping up online days before Thanksgiving, get ready for Cyber Monday, the biggest U.S. online shopping day of the year.<p>Cyber Monday …

Shopping

The dark side of Black Friday and holiday shopping: Dishonest workers

There’s a dark side to the jolly year-end selling bonanza that local retailers depend so heavily upon. Employee theft.<p>It’s not what Sears, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Best Buy, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s and other struggling name-brand chains want to cope with this year as they again try to beat back …

Trends

Thanksgiving shopping puts retail on watch

• The biggest shopping weekend of the year is here and 69% of Americans - an estimated 164M people - are planning to shop or are considering shopping …

Stock Markets

Black Friday 2017: 6 Big Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

The biggest shopping weekend of the year has arrived. While it is an exciting time for deal-seeking consumers, for retailers that have spent the past …

Fashion Industry

Black Friday: A guide to when bigger retailers are opening and what deals they’re offering

NEW YORK — With Black Friday having stretched into a November full of deals, stores will be stepping it up as holiday shopping begins in earnest.It’s …

Shopping

J. Crew will close dozens of stores by the end of January

Another day, another round of store closings from a big retailer.<p>J. Crew announced late Tuesday that it plans to close 39 stores by the end of …

Trends

Governors association backs bid to collect online sales tax

Business groups, federal lawmakers and public officials' associations have signed on to support South Dakota's legal bid to collect sales taxes from …

Business

Cyber Monday is forecast to be huge. The reason: can't shake a shopping habit

SAN FRANCISCO — Cyber Monday is forecast to be the largest online shopping day in U.S. history. Not bad for a made-up holiday that has its roots in the painful slowness of dial-up modems.<p>This year, Americans are expected to spend $6.6 billion online the Monday following Thanksgiving vs. $5 billion …

News (U.S.)

Technology gift ideas on Santa's wish list

Televisions, laptop computers and smartphones are expected to be the most-requested technology gifts this holiday seasons, but gizmos such as drones …

Santa Claus

Which Retailers Will Profit The Most From Thanksgiving Shopping ?

Investing.com - The US is celebrating Thanksgiving, and though financial markets will be closed, retailers will be open and have high hopes for …

World Economy

Holiday shoppers dig for deals ahead of Black Friday

Holiday shoppers are digging for deals as the season of the bargain gets underway and businesses are slashing prices as we approach some of the …

Shopping

Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.'s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores.<p>Even as retailers are counting on a lift from a better …

Business

Black Friday is dead. Welcome to Black November.

David Bookbinder remembers the good old days of Black Friday, before the overnight lines, the mad dashes, and all the shoving. Back at the turn of …

Boston

Brick-And-Mortar Stores Attempt To Entice Customers Amid Cyber Deals

<b>HUNT VALLEY, Md. (WJZ)–</b> Like it or not, the holiday shopping season is upon us, Black Friday deals already underway.Many are trying to find those …

Shopping

We eat how much turkey? And other weird facts: Thanksgiving by the numbers

Need some Thanksgiving facts to impress your relatives or significant other's friends? We've got you covered this Turkey Day.

Thanksgiving

7 ways Cyber Monday is different from Black Friday

Cyber Monday is often written off as Black Friday's less-awesome sibling, but that's unfair. In fact, until last last year, Cyber Monday had been …

Shopping

On this Cyber Monday, protect yourself from hackers

Pounding the pavement on Black Friday is for some a tradition.<p>But since 2005, millions have preferred to scour for steals online, on Cyber …

How to shop the best deals this Black Friday

November 24, 2017, aka Black Friday, is almost here. Are you ready? Do you have your camping gear and comfortable shoes at the ready? How about elbow …

Shopping

Amazon With Pumpkin Pie? Holiday Shopping Starts on Your Phone After Dinner

After Rachel Guffey of Lawrence, Kan., wraps up Thanksgiving dinner and a round of family trivia this year, she plans to sneak away from the table to start shopping on her phone for deals.<p>Her phone is “right here in my pocket,” says the 33-year-old dog treat baker, who plans to shop on Amazon.com …

eCommerce

BBB: Protect yourself from holiday shopping scams

Black Friday is just two days away. Cyber Monday comes soon after. Steve Bernas of the Better Business Bureau shared some tips on how to make sure …

Identity Theft

Black Friday: Shopping by the numbers

It’s a hallowed American tradition: Gobble up Turkey on Thanksgiving and then hit the stores, and increasingly their computers and mobiles, for …

eCommerce

Black Friday's biggest deals and savings

Concerned about Black Friday shopping? Customers figuring out what gifts to buy friends and family can already start taking advantage of holiday deals.<p>The National Retail Federation said last Tuesday that 164 million people "are planning to shop or considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend." …

Shopping

Here's How Small Business Websites Can Be Ready for the New Online Consumer

With the increasing diversity and adoption of Internet-connected and voice search-enabled devices, consumer behavior is shifting rapidly.<p>"Like my website? I built it myself!"<p>The good old days -- when a small business owner could buy a domain, upload a template, connect it to a few social profiles, …

Small Business

Mom-and-Pop Shops Are Threatening the Mall This Holiday Season

More bad news for America’s shopping malls: Consumers are shopping closer to home. And increasingly, home is not where the malls are.<p>Spending growth …

eCommerce

6 Real Black Friday Phishing Lures

As the mega-shopping day approaches, here's a look at six examples of phishing attacks - and ways to avoid taking the bait.<p>1 of 7<p><i>Image Source:</i> …

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