And They’re Off: Black Friday Sales Strong

| MCM staff

Most retailers are no doubt hoping that Black Friday will be indicative of the holiday shopping season overall. According to research firm ShopperTrak RTC, retail sales this past Friday were up 6%

Lowe’s Debuts Catalog

| Tim Parry

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s has mailed its first-ever catalog. The Mooresville, NC-based company is using the book to help introduce its Home Accents line

Last Call for Pre-Black Friday Predictions

| MCM staff

The day after Thanksgiving may not really be the busiest retail day of the holiday season (more on that in a minute), but the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving are undoubtedly the busiest days for press releases regarding retail during the holiday season.

Home Depot Drops Two High-End Titles

| Tim Parry

The Home Depot has dropped two high-end catalogs that it had launched just one year ago. But the big-box retailer has no plans to exit the direct-to-consumer home market.