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2013-09-26 23:01:23

Vicky Jones of Brand Fever weighs in on K-Mart advertisement to Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, 11 Alive. (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Last Friday, Brand Fever had the awesome privilege of having Atlanta's NBC affiliate, 11 Alive, to their office asking them to chime in on some commentary revolving around the infamous "Christmas Creep" — advertisements that "creep" into the Thanksgiving, and oftentimes Halloween holidays. With the first K-Mart commercial of the season...

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2009-09-28 15:50:00

Ready or not, U.S. retailers are pushing the Christmas shopping season earlier this year to make up for slow summer sales, a marketing expert said. Everyone's fighting for that Christmas dollar. The recession has only exacerbated the problem, Babson College marketing professor Michael Levy said. Sears started as early as July, making some display items, like artificial trees, available on layaway, The Boston Globe reported Monday. Two weeks ago, Rite Aid stores were stocked with Christmas...

2005-12-28 10:16:44

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sales at chain stores rose in the week before Christmas, retailers said on Wednesday, with last-minute shoppers and the late Hanukkah holiday boosting the bottom line. However, some retailers said most transactions took place on December 23 and were disappointed shoppers did not take advantage of the extra shopping Saturday on December 24. Chain store sales were 2.8 percent higher in the week to December 24 after rising 2.4 percent in the prior week, according...

2005-11-27 16:54:42

By Doris Frankel CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. holiday season's first major shopping day got off to a relatively flat start compared to a strong 2004, despite special promotions, discounts and expanded hours, according to figures released on Saturday. "With heavy discounting by non-mall retailers combined with the extended shopping season in 2005, consumers may not feel the pressure to shop early this holiday season," retail research group ShopperTrak said in a statement. Shoppers...

2005-11-26 16:34:13

By Doris Frankel CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. holiday season's first major shopping day got off to a relatively flat start compared to a strong 2004, despite special promotions, discounts and expanded hours, according to figures released on Saturday. "With heavy discounting by non-mall retailers combined with the extended shopping season in 2005, consumers may not feel the pressure to shop early this holiday season," retail research group ShopperTrak said in a statement. Shoppers...

2005-11-23 12:35:52

By Emily Kaiser CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. retailers look set to catch a break just in time for the big Thanksgiving shopping weekend as consumer confidence perks up, gasoline prices fall and stores pile up early-bird specials. A baffling array of contradictory holiday sales forecasts -- some see more spending, others see less -- has made it tough for Wall Street to decide whether to love or hate retail stocks, and the sector has been on a bit of a roller coaster in the past month....

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2004-11-26 06:00:00

NEW YORK -- In a bid to get consumers shopping early, the nation's retailers are serving up even more early bird specials on such items as TVs and toys, expanding their shopping hours and offering other enticements as they usher the official start of the holiday season on Friday. In an improving though still challenging economy, merchants are hoping the crowds will keep coming throughout the season. At least two chains - J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Sears, Roebuck and Co. - are opening their...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.