Tagged: best buy

US Senate Approves Bill Letting States Tax Online Sales

by Associated Press 5/7/2013 7:46 am

The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes.

Bill Takes Aim at Tax-Free Online Shopping

by Associated Press 4/23/2013 2:13 pm

Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the U.S. Senate.

The Great Online Price-Match War Escalates

by Lance Turner 1/8/2013 10:20 am

Target Corp. says it will match prices of select online rivals year-round, a move that underscores how physical and online retailing are being meshed together.

Target Unveils Year-Round Online Price Match

by Associated Press 1/8/2013 10:18 am

Target Corp. is pledging to match prices of select online rivals year-round, a move that underscores how physical and online retailing are being meshed together.

Today in Wal-Mart: Ad Wars, Alternative Stores and Assault Weapons

by Lance Turner 1/4/2013 2:47 pm

Checking in with the world's largest retailer, making news on several fronts involving price-matching, new store formats overseas and the sale of assault weapons.

Black Friday Creeps Into Thursday

by Associated Press 11/23/2012 9:05 am

The nation's shoppers put the turkey down to take advantage of an early start to the holiday shopping season at stores including Wal-Mart and Target.

A Sample of Wal-Mart, Macy's & Best Buy Black Friday Deals

by Associated Press 11/22/2012 9:22 am

Retailers including Wal-Martare doing everything they can to make it easier for more finicky shoppers to spend money during the holidays. Here's a closer look at the incentives some retailers have begun offering this year.

How Wal-Mart, Other Stores Are Trying to Make Holiday Shopping Cheap, Easy

by Associated Press 11/22/2012 9:16 am

Retailers from Wal-Mart to Macy's are doing everything they can to make it easier for more finicky shoppers to spend during the holidays. Several are opening on Thanksgiving Day. Some are offering free layaway and shipping. Many are matching in-store prices with cheaper online deals.

Report: 'Showrooming' Is Real, Could Influence Up to $1.7 Billion in Purchases

by Lance Turner 11/20/2012 7:18 am

The number of shoppers engaging in showrooming during the 2012 holiday season is expected to increase by 134 percent, according to a report by IDC Retail Insights.

How Competitors Are Responding to Wal-Mart's New Black Friday Plans

by Lance Turner 11/8/2012 10:09 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is upping the ante on the holiday shopping season, planning to open its doors open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago. So how are competitors responding?

Wal-Mart Waits While Other Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Match Online Prices

by Lance Turner 10/18/2012 12:57 pm

This holiday season, Best Buy and Target Corp. plan to price-match their rivals, including online competitors like Amazon. But Wal-Mart Stores Inc. still hasn't decided what it will do.

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