‘Small Business Saturday’ Scheduled for Thanksgiving Weekend in NYC


In a joint effort by NYC and Amex, consumers will be urged to shop close to home two days after Thanksgiving

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Many Unhappy Returns? Fraud Set To Cost Retailers Billions This Season


A new report from the NRF says retailers will lose even more to return fraud this year than last. Are you prepared to protect yourself?

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Recent Sales Up, Beat Analysts’ Expectations


Retail sales have again beat what analysts predicted, giving rise to hope that Christmas will help pull businesses out of the doldrums

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Shopkeepers Keeping a Careful Eye on Inventory as Selling Season Ramps Up


Published reports say that store owners are keeping a closer eye on their stock, so they don’t get stuck with too much inventory at season’s end.

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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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