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Retailers notch best holiday season in years — a turning point for the industry?

Americans spent $691.9 billion this holiday season, a 5.5 percent increase from the year before......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 12th, 2018

Why Macy’s Departing Chairman Thinks the Chain Has Turned a Corner

But it should have closed all those stores sooner. Macy’s m was among the many retailers to report sales gains for the holiday season, stoking renewed hope the retail industry is.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortune8 hr. 21 min. ago

The numbers are in: Retailers had the best holiday season in years

Americans spent $691.9 billion this holiday season, a 5.5 percent increase from the year before......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 12th, 2018

Was the Holiday Season a Blissful One for Retailers?

The holiday season was the best in few years, as cash registers at stores jingled as much as online channels, letting the retailers rejoice. Holiday season and retail are synonymous, and with festive season almost over, it&rsq.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytJan 10th, 2018

Retail"s toughest year: A record for store closings

The traditional retail industry just capped one of its most difficult years with a successful holiday shopping season......»»

Category: topSource: cnnDec 26th, 2017

Shoppers spending more may make a merry season for retailers

Shoppers who are feeling good about the economy and spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats could make this the best holiday season in several years......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 24th, 2017

Shoppers spending more may make a merry season for retailers

Shoppers who are feeling good about the economy and spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats could make this the best holiday season in several years......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 24th, 2017

Shoppers spending more may make a merry season for retailers

Shoppers who are feeling good about the economy and spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats could make this the best holiday season in several years......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsDec 24th, 2017

Amazon leads this holiday shopping season - Reuters/Ipsos poll

More U.S. online shoppers plan to shop on Amazon this year than in previous years, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, despite costly efforts by traditional retailers to attract customers to their websites. Fred Katayama reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersDec 20th, 2017

Amazon’s 20 Best Tech Deals

During the holiday shopping season, the busiest and most important time of year for retailers, Amazon will likely continue to assert its dominance over the industry. The company accounted for a huge........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstDec 15th, 2017

Retailers cautious about hiring despite hopes for robust holiday season

Like so much about the retail industry, holiday hiring is in flux, even as stores are poised for a big shopping season. While some large retailers like Target are making a big push, others are hiring fewer temporary workers — or almost none at all......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 26th, 2017

Holiday cheer boosts Amazon, Macy"s and other retail stocks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Amazon.com Inc , Macy's Inc , Kohl's Corp and other U.S. retailers rose on Friday on early signs that consumers are on track to spend more this holiday shopping season than in previous years......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 24th, 2017

Holiday cheer boosts Macy"s and other retail stocks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Macy's Inc , Kohls Corp and other U.S. retailers rose on Friday following early signs that consumers may spend more at their stores this holiday shopping season than in previous years......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 24th, 2017

Holiday gift predicted for Mass. retailers this season after last year’s lump of coal

The Retailers Association of Massachusetts is predicting a 3.1 percent bump in holiday season retail sales over last year, a welcome reversal after a loss in 2016. The prediction from the state’s industry group is based on its survey of the 4,000.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 16th, 2017

Retail Industry Won’t Be Saved by Last Minute Shoppers

As Christmas Day approaches, struggling retailers hold out hope that people who have not done holiday shopping earlier in the season will stream through their doors to improve their fortunes at the........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstOct 31st, 2017

Americans Ready To Increase Spending As They Shop For Holidays

It will be a good holiday for many retailers. The “mood” of American shoppers is excellent as the holiday season approaches, according to data from Gallup. The report does not point out........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstOct 29th, 2017

UPS Finally Gets Smart and Cracks Down on Holiday Shippers

After years of struggling to predict shipping demand for the December peak season, UPS is giving retailers a stronger incentive to provide accurate forecasts......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 6th, 2017

As Industry Tumbles, 6 Retail Chiefs Who Can’t Be Fired

As same-store sales disintegrate and it becomes clear the holiday season was unkind to many retailers, several retail company chief executives cannot be ousted, no matter what their results......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJan 25th, 2017

In-Store Declines Drag Down Traditional Retailers

The divergence between declining foot traffic at physical stores and gains online played out across the retail industry this past holiday season......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJan 6th, 2017

Dismal holiday sales at Macy"s and Kohl"s cast gloom over sector

(Reuters) - Disappointing holiday-season sales at Macy's Inc and Kohl's Corp underscored the uphill task facing department stores to win back shoppers, who are increasingly turning to online retailers and spending less on apparel......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 5th, 2017

Dismal holiday sales at Macy"s and Kohl"s cast gloom over sector

Disappointing holiday-season sales at Macy's Inc and Kohl's Corp underscored the uphill task facing department stores to win back shoppers, who are increasingly turning to online retailers and spending less on apparel......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJan 5th, 2017