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Retailers Promoting Black Friday Via Twitter, Facebook And Email
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Up to 138 million Americans plan to shop Black Friday weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), more than the 134 million people who planned to do so last year, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation and BIGresearch.

eBay And The NRF Go After Organized Retail Crime
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eBay has partnered with the National Retail Federation (NRF), the trade association for the retail industry, to fight organized retail crime.

The partnership between eBay and the NRF will receive support from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as part of an effort to halt crime in which items are stolen from physical stores and then sold online.

Large Retailers Doing Well With Online Channels
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The National Retail Federation estimates overall retail will grow 3.5 percent in 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that ecommerce sales will increase 17 percent in the period, according to a new report from Retail Systems Research.

Major retailers that generate $5 billion or more in annual revenue have an advantage, as they have more experience in multi-channel retailing. They are more likely than small and midsize retailers to view the online channel as an extension of their business instead of just an outlet for excess inventory.