November 19, 2014

Best Buy Co. Inc. is partnering with shopping app provider Ibotta Inc. to drive Black Friday sales at Best Buy stores and on its website.

 

November 19, 2014

Americans are divided on the merits of shopping on Thanksgiving Day. 

November 18, 2014
  • An estimated 28% of shoppers plan to do most of their shopping at mass retailers versus 26% who will opt to shop online retailers this holiday season, according to an ongoing shopper behaviour study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research.
November 18, 2014

Most shoppers believe that the best time to shop online for Black Friday deals is on Black Friday itself. However after examining data from the past two years, the staff of Black Friday site GottaDeal.com has determined that the best time to shop online is actually late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

November 17, 2014

Canadian shoppers are off to an earlier start with holiday shopping. UPS Canada's annual Black Friday survey conducted by Leger shows that one-third of Canadians plan to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. 

November 13, 2014

Ramping up for Black Friday, Amazon increased its product listings by 43% in the third quarter of 2014, adding four times as many SKUs to its website between July and September than it did in the entire first half of 2014.

November 13, 2014

According to Nielsen’s 2014 Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, nearly 25% of consumers polled had already started their holiday shopping in September.

November 13, 2014

Office Depot and OfficeMax retail stores will be open from 6-9 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, and will re-open on Black Friday, Nov. 28, at 8 a.m. with doorbuster deals.

November 12, 2014

Lowe’s Companies Inc. is among the first users of an omnichannel fulfillment solution that is being jointly developed by JDA Software Group Inc. and IBM.

November 12, 2014

Half of all consumers dislike the idea of all-day Thanksgiving store shopping hours, although younger consumers are more open to it.

November 12, 2014

The perception of men as not enjoying the process of grocery shopping may have some truth to it. 

November 11, 2014

C-store operator ABC Stores selected DecisionPoint Systems to automate its Hawaiian warehouse operation using Wavelink's Speakeasy voice picking technology.

November 11, 2014

JDA Software Group announced that eyewear manufacturer/marketer Luxottica Group SpA has gone live with its implementation of JDA Supply Chain Planner, from the JDA Manufacturing Planning.

November 10, 2014

The competition for the holiday shopper continues with the news that Target Corp. is kicking off the holiday season extra early this year, with plans to offer early access to Black Friday deals for one-day only on Nov. 10, a pre-sale on Nov. 26, and a 6 p.m. store opening on Thanksgiving evening.

November 6, 2014

 The marketing chiefs of U.S. retailers are optimistic about the upcoming holiday season, forecasting a solid 4.1% increase in overall holiday store sales, according to a recent BDO USA survey.

November 6, 2014

In years past, holiday shopping was targeted to brick and mortar, Black Friday foot traffic, but with the steady boom in e-commerce, the shopping frenzy is now taking place in the digital world as well.

November 6, 2014

Staples Inc. is launching holiday in-store, online and mobile deals starting Nov. 16 through Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

November 3, 2014

360pi and JDA Software are partnering to optimize local pricing recommendations for retailers.

November 3, 2014

New data from JLL’s 2014 Holiday Sentiment Report, which includes feedback from 800 largely national or global retailers in JLL-managed shopping centers across the United States, suggests retailers are optimistic about store performance, but fighting the “survival of the fittest” match.

October 31, 2014

Kohl’s has overhauled its core merchandising, inventory, and pricing operations with the launch of a new Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management solution. 

October 29, 2014

Shoppers plan to spend more during the upcoming holiday season with omnichannel shoppers having even higher spending expectations.

October 29, 2014

Office Depot Inc. launches its “Your Holiday Workshop” campaign across all store locations and online on Nov. 2.

October 27, 2014

In their quest to lead healthier lifestyles, consumers’ demand for healthy, fresh foods is at an all-time high, as is their fresh food spending at traditional supermarkets.