October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.

 

December 26, 2013

ILEX Consumer Products Group last year launched amid the chaos of Black Friday its “Di-Gel Comfort Zone” — complementary, clean restrooms located in downtown Manhattan to help alleviate some of the discomfort associated with shopping the day after Thanksgiving.

December 19, 2013

About 40 million credit and debit card accounts of Target customers were compromised between late November and the middle of this month, the mass merchandise retailer said Thursday.

December 12, 2013

Consumers spent a majority of last week recovering from “Black Weekend” holiday shopping.

December 6, 2013

Holiday shopping got a big boost during Thanksgiving weekend, and most of the growth came from shopping on Thanksgiving itself rather than Black Friday, according to a new report.

December 2, 2013

Dollar General before the Thanksgiving holiday refuted a recent U.S. PIRG Education Fund study — Trouble in Toyland 2013 — which suggested a toy jewelry ring set that tested twice the legal limit for lead was sold at Dollar General stores.

December 2, 2013

With the allure of deep discounts, doorbuster promotions and extended store hours, shoppers visited more stores and spent more money across the days of Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday (Nov. 28-29) than they did last year, ShopperTrak reported Saturday.

November 27, 2013

The offices of Drug Store News will be closed Nov. 28 to 29 for Thanksgiving. We hope you and your families have a happy and safe holiday!

 

November 27, 2013

Harris Teeter and MillerCoors on Tuesday donated holiday meals to 400 military families served by Operation Homefront.

November 26, 2013

Canada's Thanksgiving happened last month, and its major day of frenzied holiday shopping traditionally happens on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, but Black Friday shopping has been making waves up there in recent years as well.

November 25, 2013

More than half of consumers plan to shop on Black Friday this year, although the number has decreased since last year. According to the Deloitte Pre-Thanksgiving Survey, 53% of 1,000 consumers polled will shop on Black Friday, compared to 63% in 2012.

November 25, 2013

Many of Rite Aid's stores will open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

November 22, 2013

Walmart is providing a number of special holiday deals to online and mobile shoppers as part of an early Cyber Monday promotion that begins Saturday, Nov. 30. In addition, Walmart's mobile app customers, Facebook fans and email subscribers will be among the first to receive invitations to an early shopping event on Sunday, Dec. 1, featuring up to 20 of the best Cyber Monday items, before they are widely available.

November 20, 2013

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee is donating 10,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving, the company said Wednesday.

November 11, 2013

H-E-B has opted to buck the trend of retailers opening their doors to Black Friday deals as early as Thanksgiving Day, the company announced Friday.

November 11, 2013

Target will make use of its omnichannel offerings for Black Friday, the mass-merchandise retailer said Monday.

November 7, 2013

From Sears Holdings' perspective, opening Kmart stores on the morning of Thanksgiving gives customers a convenient way to shop for holiday gifts. But many customers see things differently, and the retail giant is taking some flak for the decision.

November 4, 2013

Sears and Kmart stores will open on Thanksgiving Day and stay open all night for early holiday shopping, parent company Sears Holdings said Monday.

November 4, 2013

Underwhelming fall sales and continued economic and federal budgetary concerns have U.S. retailers in a “wait and see” mode this holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey released Monday.

October 18, 2013

Consumers are holiday shopping sooner and spending more this year due to a late Thanksgiving and shorter holiday shopping season, according to a new survey by American Express.

September 30, 2013

Yankee Candle Co. has introduced its collection of scented, Thanksgiving-themed candles, the company said Monday. For each candle sold, $1 will be donated to the USO.

September 17, 2013

Sales of general merchandise are expected to increase by 2.4% during the holiday season of November and December, but shoppers will visit fewer stores, according to a new forecast.

February 12, 2013

In a survey of more than 6,200 consumers collected during the peak holiday shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Amazon scored highest among 25 of the top mobile commerce companies in terms of customer satisfaction, according to a report released Tuesday by ForeSee.

December 13, 2012

Holiday shoppers continued their quest for the perfect gifts during the week ended Dec. 8, according to ShopperTrak. Consumer activity drove a 7.8% increase in foot traffic and 6.5% increase in sales from the previous week.