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Consumer prices drop — steepest decline in three years


by ckatarsky

The consumer price index dropped 0.3% in May — the biggest drop in three years, and lower than economists’ predictions.

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Where customers are, aren’t cutting spending


by ckatarsky

While the economy remains somewhat shaky, consumers are being more careful about spending — some of it, anyway.

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Report: Retailers can’t treat millenials as a golden goose


by ckatarsky

Bad news for retailers: New research indicates that one of the most promising shopping demographics is now also the group least likely to have any disposable income with which to shop.

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National Retail Federation predicts 2012 sales growth


by Renee Cocchi

Sales growth for 2012 is predicted to be less than last year’s 4.7%, but still respectable considering many consumers are still worried about their jobs and money.

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‘Tis the season, to … shoplift!


by Renee Cocchi

 

Shoplifting is up 6% from last year, and experts predict retailers will lose $119 billion to those sticky-fingered culprits in 2011. So who’s doing it and what are their favorite targets?

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Who Are the Top 10 Retailers?


by Penelope Miller

As retailers fight to crawl out of a terrible recession, there is one gleam of hope: The 2011 Top 100 Retailers List. Did your company make cut?

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Back to school … in July?


by Penelope Miller

At least one retailer wants to send kids back to school early – and hopes to make a profit off of it.

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Top 10 things keeping retailers up at night


by Penelope Miller

Turns out, retailers aren’t worried about consumer confidence as much as they used to be. Why?

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Gas prices create confusion for retailers


by Penelope Miller

Did March show signs of a recovering economy? Depends who you ask …

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Is impulse buying becoming a thing of the past?


by Renee Cocchi

If you look at online shoppers, yes, impulse buying is slowly becoming a thing of the past, and here’s why:

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Coupons continue to be big hit with consumers!


by Renee Cocchi

Are coupons losing their popularity now that the economy is slowly bouncing back?

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Retail sales rise for sixth month in a row


by Penelope Miller

Sales increased last month, marking the sixth consecutive month of higher sales. Could this mark the end of the spending freeze the recession started?

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What’s coming for retailers? Less space


by Penelope Miller

Experts are predicting a new trend – and retailers aren’t going to like it one bit.

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Retailers cutting costs to increase sales


by Penelope Miller

Good news and bad news for retailers: Sales are up overall, but only because merchandise is being heavily discounted.

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Blockbuster goes bust: What’s it mean for retail?


by Penelope Miller

Is Blockbuster Video filing for bankruptcy a sign that the economy isn’t getting better?

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Consumer confidence — not what it used to be


by Renee Cocchi

For the past four quarters, consumer confidence has made a slow but steady climb upward … until now.

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