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Trends and Analysis

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Holiday Selling Spikes Late in the Game

Retailers pulled off a pretty good holiday season after all, despite an erratic eight weeks of highs and lows, markdown mania and margin uncertainty.

Japanese Retailers Gearing Up for New Year's Sales

Many stores are pulling out all the stops and planning elaborate promotions for one of the year’s busiest shopping periods.

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Retailers Hope to Rally as Ho-Hum Season Nears End

The season is coming down to the wire and retailers are holding out hope.

ICSC: Weekly Sales Gain, More Shopping Ahead

Seasonal shopping completion rate down to 74.8 percent.

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Saturday Seemed Super, But Season Might Not Be

Super Saturday proved to be the biggest shopping day of the year yet did little to change the modest outlook for the holiday season.

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Digital Boom Kickstarts Holiday Delivery Rush

Retailers racked up strong e-commerce sales last week as holiday shipping cutoffs approached.

Saturday Could Reclaim Yule Supremacy

Black Friday might be knocked off its perch as the top sales day of the year.

CPI Reports November Apparel Prices

Sales declined in both women’s and men’s categories, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index released Wednesday.

Price Resistance Firms for Holiday

Shoppers appear to be priming the promotional pump this season as they become more assertive about their reluctance to buy products they consider overpriced.

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Holiday Countdown: Shoppers Turn Out, but Retailers Still Wary

Better weather and consumers getting more serious about buying gifts gave a modest lift to retailers last week.

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Ho-Hum Economy Hits European Holiday

With euro zone growth stalling, consumer sentiment is shaky as the region heads into the final week of the holiday selling season.

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