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As more and more retailers push up their holiday shopping hours from Black Friday to Thanksgiving Day, employees are firing back with protests and petitions. Although opening stores earlier can mean an increase in sales, retailers consider it can also be a source of anger for employees.
The National Retail Federation is urging President Barack Obama and Congress to fix the impending fiscal cliff before Thanksgiving fearing that tax hikes and spending cuts will affect consumer confidence for the holiday shopping season.
A new survey from Deloitte has found that retailers can expect to see a surge in the use of social media and smartphones when making sales this holiday season.
While third-quarter sales at J.C. Penney dropped 26.6%, CEO Ron Johnson said he continues to have confidence in the company
The PPR Group, a French retail and luxury group, announced that it has agreed to sell off two of its
Redcats USA brands to Northern Tool + Equipment for $215 million pending regulatory approval.
NBC and American Express announced in a press release that the two have joined forces to create a content-to-commerce program allowing consumers to purchase products inspired by NBC programs directly from a mobile device.
Cloud marketing software provider Vocus has put together this infographic with stats from Gartner Research highlighting how brands are currently using social media and what trends are on the horizon. According to the infographic, even though some brands have been skeptical on how social media can bring in revenue, social commerce sales are expected to bring in $30 billion every year by 2015. Vocus also found that 50% of web sales will come from social media sites.
Wondering who ships what and when this upcoming holiday season? Don’t worry, Shipstation has you covered with this great infographic that will help you know all the important dates coming up in the next couple months. Take note of the the special closures and rules by FedEx, UPS, and USPS for shipping over the next few weeks.
Hurricane Sandy has halted all online transactions at Flaghouse, a supplier of physical education, recreation, and therapy goods to professionals, since power has been knocked out at its Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. office.