Tagged: Black Friday

Amazon Says it Had Record Thanksgiving Shopping Weekend

Amazon Says it Had Record Thanksgiving Shopping Weekend

The e-commerce company does not typically share how much it earns during its sales events and did not disclose its overall revenue from the weekend. It said in a news release independent businesses that sell on its site generated more than $1 billion in sales. read more >

Traditions That Just Need to End (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Traditions That Just Need to End (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionLegalTechnology & TelecomEditor's Note

Smart retailers, the kind that survive, will adjust to consumer habits. They will recognize which things people buy online and which things they still want to buy in a store. But, as the NRF pointed out again last week, brick-and-mortar “Main Street” retailers deserve a level playing field. read more >

Thoughts On the Season (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Thoughts On the Season (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

Online retailers should give unto Caeser what's his, a retreat needs to be made from the "War on Christmas," and boy, no retail worker should have to face the madding crowd whipped into a frenzy by the idea of shopping as contact sport. read more >

Thanksgiving Takes More Black Friday Sales

Thanksgiving Takes More Black Friday Sales

U.S. shoppers spent $9.74 billion on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That's a drop of 13.2 percent compared with last year, according to data released on Saturday by research firm ShopperTrak. read more >

A List of Wal-Mart Black Friday Protest Sites

A List of Wal-Mart Black Friday Protest Sites

As Black Friday approaches, so too does the threat of employee walk-outs and protests against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, the world's largest retailer. Here's where protesters plan to make their voices heard. read more >

Shopping Local Pays (Editorial)

OpinionTechnology & Telecom

Small-business owners have amazed us with their resilience and savvy. They compete with Wal-Mart and Target. They compete with Amazon and Zappos. They collect sales taxes, for Pete’s sake, and still sponsor your kids’ sports teams and donate to your school’s silent auction. And the ones who survived the Great Recession have plenty to be proud of. read more >

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History  Of the World’s Largest Retailer

Wal-Mart at 50: A Not-So-Short History Of the World’s Largest Retailer

Wal-Mart at 50

The lessons Sam Walton learned during those early, successful years of Wal-Mart allowed him to build the most successful retail chain in history. And just like the times that he took his planes up to search for potential Wal-Mart sites, it was Mr. Sam himself who was behind the stick, deciding which direction to go. read more >