How To: Holiday E-mail Marketing for Small Businesses


There’s another whole channel of shoppers out there just waiting for your message. In a challenging economy, can you afford to ignore them?

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Holiday Shoppers Going Online, Starting Buying Earlier


Last year’s low inventory levels are prompting shoppers to hit stores earlier, and this survey also says more shoppers will be going online this year

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Gift Bliss Features ‘Instant Snow’ for Holiday Decorating


For homes and shops that want to add a festive touch, this unique product fills the niche—fast!

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Survey Says Rich Americans Will Boost Christmas Spending


Despite some store owners’ worrying, a new survey says that wealthy Americans WILL be opening their wallets this holiday season

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Good News: Retail Sales Climb Again in September


Retail sales were up for the second month in a row. Analysts are cautiously hopeful that this signals a better-than-expected sales season.

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NPD Group Says Shoppers Will Spend, But Cautiously


Research company finds buyers are expected to be out in force this holiday season, looking for bargains

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Late Back-to-School Shopping Boosted Retail Sales


Shoppers waited until the very end to find the bargains they wanted. Is this a portent of things to come?

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Retailers Urged To Promote Heavily for Holidays


Analysts say holiday sales may be better than expected this year, but only if store owners concentrate on their promotional efforts.

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Holiday Retail Sales Seen Increasing


There might be more holiday cheer than expected as one analysis firm says holiday sales will be up this year over last.

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Good News: More School Shopping Already Done vs. Last Year

A new report from the National Retail Federation shows that the average American family has already completed more of its back to school shopping by now, compared with the same time period last year. According to the NRF, “The average family has completed 43.2 percent of their school shopping, compared to 41.6 percent at this […]