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Holiday Retail Sales to Hit $738 Billion Holiday Retail Sales to Hit $738 Billion

October has just begun, and for many retail outlets that means dragging out the holiday decorations. With the economy slowly rebounding over the past five years, experts are now expecting to see a marginal increase in sales this holiday shopping …

GameStop Prepares For PS4 And Xbox One Launches With Hiring Spree GameStop Prepares For PS4 And Xbox One Launches With Hiring Spree

Does it sound like a dream come true to work at GameStop? If so, the impending launch of the Xbox One and PS4 may have just given you the excuse you need to join their team. GameStop announced today that …

Women Will Share Personal Info For a Price Women Will Share Personal Info For a Price
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While, on one hand, our nation is in the middle of a great debate over privacy and what gets seen by whom, on the other hand, retailers are trying to find more ways to get people to give up their …

Amazon Is Sold Out Of PS4, Xbox One Launch Units Amazon Is Sold Out Of PS4, Xbox One Launch Units
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Just yesterday, GameStop announced that it had completely sold out of its initial allotment of PS4 units. Now another retailer has announced the same. Amazon announced today via its Video Games Facebook page that it has completely sold out of …

Pebble Watch Coming to Best Buy Stores This Weekend Pebble Watch Coming to Best Buy Stores This Weekend

Last year, Pebble Technology launched a Kickstarter campaign for an e-paper wristwatch that could connect to iPhone and Android smartphones, alerting users to various notifications and displaying messages via Bluetooth. It turned out that the Pebble is just the sort …

Neiman Marcus Files for $100M IPO Neiman Marcus Files for $100M IPO

Department store Neiman Marcus this week announced that it has filed for an initial public offering. According to a registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the offering will be in common stock sold by current shareholders. The number of …

Google BigQuery Helps Show How Weather Influences Shopping Google BigQuery Helps Show How Weather Influences Shopping
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Interactions, a marketing firm for supermarket chains and big box stores, announced some interesting findings based on analysis with Google’s BigQuery and Tableau, measuring the effects of major weather events on sales. “This case study is just the first analysis …

eBay Experiments With ‘Shoppable Windows’ In New York eBay Experiments With ‘Shoppable Windows’ In New York

eBay has been beta testing “shoppable windows” for physical retail stores for several months, and will officially launch the first ones in Manhattan this Saturday. While this is only a month-long experiment, it could turn into something much bigger for …

Kirstie Alley Slams Abercrombie CEO Kirstie Alley Slams Abercrombie CEO
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Kirstie Alley isn’t happy with Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries after some remarks he made about the way his company does things. Jeffries was quoted in a Salon interview in 2006 as saying: “In every school there are the …

That Groupon POS App Is Really The New Breadcrumb POS That Groupon POS App Is Really The New Breadcrumb POS

On Monday, news came out that Groupon had a new POS app for the iPad available in the App Store. Well, it turns out there’s a little more to the story than that. “What happened was that a limited beta …

JC Penney’s New Ad: You Came Back To Us, Thank You JC Penney’s New Ad: You Came Back To Us, Thank You

A couple weeks ago, JC Penney put out an ad essentially begging customers to come back after alienating a third of them, and dropping holiday sales by 32%. The ad, which has since been set to private on YouTube, said, …

Will JC Penney’s Social Media Strategy Help It Win Back Customers? Will JC Penney’s Social Media Strategy Help It Win Back Customers?
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Update: Interestingly JC Penney has now set the video to private. JC Penney has put out a video apologizing for alienating loyal customers, and essentially begging them to come back. Will it work? Let us know what you think in …

J.C. Penney: $850 Million Borrowed to Shore Up Inventory J.C. Penney: $850 Million Borrowed to Shore Up Inventory

J.C. Penney today announced that it has borrowed $850 million from a revolving credit fund of $1.85 billion. The company stated that the money will be used to ensure the company’s liquidity and replenish inventory levels. “Earlier this year, we …

Adobe Phasing Out Boxed Retail Copies Of CS6 Adobe Phasing Out Boxed Retail Copies Of CS6

Do you still purchases boxed retail versions of software? If so, you might want to grab a boxed copy of Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 as the company is beginning to phase out its retail offerings. Adobe told multiple outlets today …

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Makes Its Way To Retail In April Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Makes Its Way To Retail In April

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition has already proven to be the best selling Xbox Live Arcade title ever released on the platform. Now the indie hit has a chance to become the best selling retail Xbox 360 game of the year. …

Facebook Suggests Gifts for Your Baby-Having Friends, Even Inside Statuses That Aren’t Baby-Related Facebook Suggests Gifts for Your Baby-Having Friends, Even Inside Statuses That Aren’t Baby-Related

We’re learning more and more about how Facebook plans to promote their new Gifts program. Last week, we saw that Facebook was beginning to suggest that you give gifts when friends post celebratory statuses. Facebook has been suggesting that you …

HMV to Close Even More Stores, Lay Off 464 More Employees HMV to Close Even More Stores, Lay Off 464 More Employees

U.K. Electronics retailer HMV is set to close 37 more stores and lay off 464 more employees. This is in addition to the 66 store closures and 930 employee lay offs that were announced earlier this month. No date has …

Best Buy Adopts Online Price-Matching Best Buy Adopts Online Price-Matching

Over the holiday season, Best Buy began offering its customers price-matching on products that can be found for lower prices at online retailers. The move was meant to curb incidences of “showrooming” – the term that refers to customers who …

Google Retail Stores On The Way? Google Retail Stores On The Way?
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Google is planning on opening up retail stores in major metropolitan areas by the end of the year, according to a report from 9to5Google. Seth Weintraub, who notes that Google already has a retail presence in a number of Best …

Still Can’t Find A Surface Pro? Check Back Again Later This Week Still Can’t Find A Surface Pro? Check Back Again Later This Week
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The Surface Pro is selling out pretty much everywhere. Consumers hoping to grab Microsoft’s latest tablet/laptop hybrids have been met with disappointment after stores across the nation sold out almost immediately. Now Microsoft is working to get more stock into …

Blockbuster Closing 300 More Stores in the U.S. Blockbuster Closing 300 More Stores in the U.S.
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As media consumption shifts to streaming and downloaded products, retailers of physical entertainment media are being forced to change rapidly or die ignoble deaths. At the same time that Blockbuster U.K. has entered administration (bankruptcy) and announced 160 of its …