Content about Seasons

October 17, 2011

U.S. retail sales in September grew at their fastest pace in six months, beating forecasts and rising 1.1%, the Commerce Department reported. Excluding the auto sector, sales rose 0.6%, also better than expected. The increase gave retailers renewed hope for the upcoming holiday season. 

The Commerce Department also reported that sales for August, which were originally reported as unchanged, were revised up to a 0.3% increase.

October 4, 2011

A survey conducted in September at the annual Shop.org Retail Summit in Boston showed that that almost half of all retailers surveyed planned to offer eGifting this holiday season and 44% were looking at location-based deals as a key element of their mobile marketing strategy.

December 14, 2008

Has the Grinch stolen Christmas?...

December 4, 2008

The International Council of Shopping Centers attributes the decline in same-store sales performance to the...

October 8, 2008

Pre-paid bankcards, offered by Visa and American Express, will continue to be the most desired...

September 17, 2008

Retail Forward predicts the weakest holiday sales since 1991, with a 1 percent decline in...

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