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Retailers: There’s Still Time for Big Holiday Revenues

Yes, today is December 22 and Christmas is just three shopping days away. This can be a particularly opportune week for store-based retailers appealing to last-minute shoppers. And don’t forget about December 26! Laura Heller reports the following for FierceRetailer: “Procrastinators … Continue reading

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An Upscale Catalog War: Neiman Marcus Vs. Saks

For years, Neiman Marcus has led the way among upscale retailers with its elaborate annual Christmas catalog. Click below to access this year’s catalog.   This year, Neiman Marcus faces a new luxury catalog challenger — Saks. Click below to … Continue reading

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Macy’s Two Days of Christmas Blitz: Open 48-Plus Hours Straight

To pump up holiday sales, Macy’s will be open nationwide from 7:00 AM on Friday December 21 until midnight Sunday December 23. As Caroline Winter reports for Businessweek: “American retailers have never been shy about extending their operating hours during … Continue reading

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Holiday Retail After Sandy

Superstorm Sandy is already having an impact on the supply chain for the Christmas 2012 holiday season. According to Stephanie Clifford and Nelson D. Schwartz, writing for the New York Times: “The economic effects of Hurricane Sandy are reverberating beyond … Continue reading

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