In a repeat of a trend from last year, many retailers have rolled out special last-minute shipping deals for procrastinating consumers who finally want to get their shopping done—only without going to the store, and without paying for shipping.
The holiday season might seem like the distant past, but fourth quarter earnings numbers released yesterday prove that top retailers adapted remarkably to lackluster sales that plagued most of last year.
Here’s a look back at the frantic holiday shopping season that’s just passed—and that, among other things, reached a high point for self-gifting, shoplifting, free shipping, and procrastination. Without further adieu, this …
Consumer sentiment may have dropped to a seven-month low in June. But wallets are sending a different message.
The recession and its long-lingering effects may be at least partly responsible for why your child is enrolled in public school, your lawyer is depressed, and your husband is cheating on you.
Saks, Neiman Marcus, and other luxury retailers manipulate demand by limiting supply—thereby creating a situation that allows them to keep prices high.
To pull in customers during a tough economic climate, retailers are rolling out gift card promotions galore. On the surface, the deals seem like, well, deals.
See a penny, pick it up. All day long, you’ll be lucky enough to buy something with it at Staples. Or CVS or OfficeMax. These are among the stores hosting attention-grabbing penny sales—just 1¢ for things like highlighters, paper folders, batteries, spiral notebooks, and crayons—in the hopes of stirring up business in what is …