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Holiday shopping: NOW it gets interesting

Hopefully by now we all accept that Black Friday weekend performance is pretty meaningless for most retailers. And even though we are now a week past Cyber Monday, most of the action still lies in the days and weeks ahead. Bear in mind, most retailers still have roughly 2/3 of their holiday profits to come.… Continue reading Holiday shopping: NOW it gets interesting

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Retail’s holiday “game of chicken”

By most accounts the holiday shopping season got off to a solid start with strong late November sales and a record Cyber Monday.  Though given the historically high level of discounting and rampant free shipping it was likely "profitless prosperity." But why worry about little details such as actually making money. So now, with only… Continue reading Retail’s holiday “game of chicken”

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Holiday shopping comes early…and late…and why you shouldn’t care about Black Friday anyway

Stand by.  Here comes the onslaught of stories about Black Friday and all the related hype about the retail industry's biggest and most important sales day!  Yawn. In reality, this Friday isn't the industry's biggest sales day--the Saturday before Christmas usually is--and the importance of Black Friday as a bell weather for the holiday season… Continue reading Holiday shopping comes early…and late…and why you shouldn’t care about Black Friday anyway