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Have you ever heard the phrase, “Once you get back to the future, you never go back”? Me, either. Why wouldn’t you go back in time if you could? So let’s hop back into our Retail Time Machine – also known as the Retail Insight Center – and see what we can find in the […]

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Dozens of retailers responded to consumer demand by opening stores earlier than ever on Thanksgiving night, including Macy’s, Toys “R” Us, Walmart and Best Buy, to name a few. When asked about the fact that they opened on Thanksgiving for the first time ever, Macy’s President and CEO Terry Lundgren – who admitted to having only […]

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The winter holiday shopping season kicks off for millions of Americans on Thanksgiving weekend, and retailers are ready. Brands are lining up promotions in store, online, and for some, their mobile apps, meaning there will be deals aplenty for consumers this year. So how are Americans planning to shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and beyond? […]

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Crowd control is top of mind for retail loss prevention and security associates every day of the year. But the excitement among shoppers during Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend presents new challenges for crowd management. NRF’s latest survey finds as many as 140 million Americans will shop over the holiday weekend – 97 million on […]

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When it comes to holiday shopping “events,” nothing is more synonymous with the retail holiday season than Black Friday, the day retailers have historically “gone into the black” because of increased shopping levels. But there’s a new player in town, and it’s giving Black Friday a run for its money: Thanksgiving Day. That’s not to […]

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The books are closed for 2012, and from what we know so far, the year ended on a positive note. Consumers and retailers alike were ready and excited for the season, and it didn’t disappoint – with holiday sales expected to top $586 billion and digital retail breaking records right and left. Our friends at BIGinsight […]

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As retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping weekend of the year and Americans are working on their holiday shopping lists, two things are top-of-mind: rebuilding in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the looming fiscal cliff. In a recent interview on Bloombgerg TV, NRF’s Senior Vice President Ellen Davis discussed the impact of […]

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*Update – According to reports, the freight rail companies and labor unions reached a tentative agreement averting a potential strike.* If freight railroad companies and a handful of unions don’t agree on an extension to the “cooling off” period or reach agreement on a new deal by midnight December 6, the rail labor groups could […]

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As millions of shoppers hit stores early Black Friday morning, retailers rolled out their best sales and promotions to give consumers what they really wanted this year: value. And if the scores of people lined up outside stores were anything to go by, it certainly seems that the industry is on for another Black Friday bonanza this […]

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When I was eight years old, I was in Buffalo, New York with my family for Thanksgiving, and as we’d done for the 10 years before, we hit the stores bright and early Black Friday morning. As I tried to keep up with my mom and my aunt, I got distracted by a lady with a […]

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