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Did the 2012 calendar year end on a high note for retailers? It depends on which retailers you ask. And in a case like Limited Brands, the answer could simple be “yes, no and maybe.” But indications are customers were buying from their desks during the workday or from their tablets in front of the television at night.
During the last year, we
While a new report revealed that Apple, Best Buy and Kohl
When I did find an item I wanted and placed it in my cart, the purchase options included pop-ups, which were nearly impossible to close with your finger. Once those hurdles were passed, the site completely crashed at about 3:30 p.m. Eastern on Cyber Monday, after entering my personal information.
Are department stores dead? Is J.C. Penney trying too hard to reinvent the department store experience? This video from CBS News looks at the changes J.C. Penney is making (including its new JCP moniker) under the direction of CEO Ron Johnson. It also looks at how Nordstrom is succeeding by because of its focus on customer experience and customer service.
The retailer saw larger crowds than last year and a huge response to its first ever one-hour guarantee on key electronic items.
Black Friday kicked off five days early for Sears SHOP YOUR WAY Rewards Members who were able to purchase many Sears doorbusters in advance. More than half of Sears business comes from SHOP YOUR WAY Rewards
PBteen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma portfolio of brands, will open five pop-up stores in the Durham, Cincinnati, Edina, Houston and Miami areas this month and in November.
Despite political and fiscal uncertainties, the National Retail Federation predicts holiday sales this year will rise 4.1%, to $586.1 billion.
In a new 2012 holiday forecast, Deloitte is predicting that retailers will win big this season for both mobile and multichannel sales.