Retail strong in holiday shopping season despite inflation
This holiday shopping season, retailers saw increased sales despite high inflation rates.
Holiday sales up 7.6% despite squeeze of inflation
Holiday sales rose this year as American spending remained resilient during the critical shopping season despite surging prices, according to one measure.
COVID-19 variant disrupts holiday travel but not shopping
The latest COVID-19 variant is upending holiday plans for tens of thousands of travelers — but it didn’t do much damage to holiday shopping.
As holidays near, Maryland small businesses fear supply chain disruptions
With the holidays approaching, small businesses in Maryland and nationwide are feeling the brunt of supply chain delays.
Holiday shopping boosts U.S. retail sales
U.S. retail sales perked up in November, as cheaper gas and an improving job market fueled a promising start to the holiday shopping season.
Barry Ritholtz: Ignore bogus holiday retail spin
Thursday was the time of year when Americans gathered with family and friends to give thanks. A bounteous feast is the time to express gratitude for our good fortune. We count our blessings, humbled by the fortuity of our circumstances, grateful for whatever it is we have.
Forecast for Amazon suggests not-so-jolly holiday
It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday quarter. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter.
Holiday spending forecast: still looking for discounts
Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.
Take this card and sell it!
Ellicott City-based GiftCardRescue.com took the plight of people stuck with gift cards they would never use and turned it into a multimillion-dollar business.
Stores open for 100 hours to attract shoppers
NEW YORK — Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it — with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours. Kohl’s for the first time is opening for essentially five days, from 6 a.m. on Friday through 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Macy’s and Kmart are opening some of their stores for […]
Thinner, lighter, newer: Apple set to introduce latest version of iPads
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is expected to round out its lineup of gadgets for the holiday shopping season with the Tuesday unveiling of its latest iPads. The San Francisco showcase is likely to feature remodeled versions of Apple’s standard-sized iPad with a 10-inch display screen and the iPad Mini with a nearly 8-inch screen. Hewing […]
Holiday shopping is expected to be up … unless
NEW YORK — Americans, who’re increasingly optimistic about improving economic conditions, are expected to spend at a more rapid clip during the upcoming holiday shopping season than they did last year. But that could change if the partial government shutdown that has forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job continues and causes shoppers to […]