The pattern established over Black Friday weekend has continued: While sales at brick-and-mortar stores have slumped, e-retail sales keep on soaring.
In the continued quest to become one-stop destinations, dollar stores have begun selling alcohol. While single beers go for $1 or less, only big spenders will opt for dollar store wine, which sells for $2.99 and up per bottle.
Normally, brick-and-mortar retailers do everything in their power to combat “showrooming,” the popular practice in which shoppers browse items in stores before buying them from another retailer—typically at a cheaper price. …
Around the holidays, the thoughtful gift giver understandably wants to find something unique for each person on his or her list. Consumer researchers say you probably shouldn’t bother.
Thus far, it’s been a fairly meh holiday season for retailers, with extraordinarily price-sensitive consumers holding off on making purchases unless an amazing deal is staring them in the face.
Around this time last year, quick-service restaurant insiders were predicting that 2013 would be a big year for buns. The year didn’t disappoint.
Working as Santa Claus during the holiday season can be a jolly, potentially lucrative gig. But it’s not always an entirely magical experience.
Mitsubishi is the latest in a long line of automakers to slash prices on an electric car, the unpronounceable, unfortunately named i-MiEV. The model is now the cheapest electric vehicle (EV) on the market, yet it’s still hard to …
Today only, you have the chance to pay $50 for the privilege of spending another $400 at Starbucks. But only if you act fast!
Politicians are addicted to taxes that they swear aren’t really taxes—not ones paid by locals anyway.
As in most years, cheap prices and free shipping are key factors in getting consumers to bite when browsing online. But this holiday season, the hot trend among those pushing the envelope in e-commerce is shipping that’s not only …
It’s safe to hit the mall. According to a firm that tracks foot traffic at shopping centers, Wednesday, December 4, is the best day of the season for holiday shoppers that want good deals—and want to avoid big crowds.