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4 Changes in Mobile Holiday Shopping

HOME | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 4
Shoppers buying on their phones this holiday season will see new ways stores are making it easier and faster as they try to lock in sales before people swipe to the next site.

Splurge or Save? Holiday Spending May Hinge on How You Voted

FINANCE | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 26
A divisive election that left half the country deflated and the other half rejuvenated could reverberate through the holiday shopping season in the kind of gifts people are giving or how much they spend.

Amazon Courts Food Shoppers

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Oct 29
Amazon wants you to order your turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce online this Thanksgiving - its latest effort to make its Prime subscription service a central part of food shopping.

Amazon's 2nd Prime Day Orders Breezed Past First-Year Totals

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Jul 15
Amazon says Prime Day orders rose 60 percent globally this year versus last year's inaugural showing. It says sales of Amazon's own electronic devices were particularly strong.

As Online Shopping Intensifies, Outlook Dims for Mall Stores

CORPORATE | By Josh Boak and Anne D'Innocenzio | May 16
Online shopping is reaching such a critical mass with American households that many of the icons of the traditional mall -from Macy's to The Gap and J.C. Penney - face an increasingly uncertain future.

Pricing Goods in an Era of Web Shopping

PERSONAL TECH | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Apr 25
Stores still can't seem to wean shoppers off profit-busting discounts. It's a big challenge as shoppers find it easy to grab lower prices by simply checking on their mobile phones.

High-Tech Means Higher Sales for Many Small Retailers

CORPORATE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Nov 17
An independent retailer may not look like the cutting edge of technology, but these small businesses increasingly turn to apps and sophisticated software to connect with customers.

Optimize Your Game Plan for Holiday Toy Shopping

HOME | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 7
Looking for the holiday season's hot toys, like anything related to Disney's "Frozen"? Or maybe you're not picky and just looking for deals? Toy sellers are increasingly catering to time-starved, budget-conscious shoppers.

Online Stores Fight Amazon for Piece of Retail Pie

HOME | By Mae Anderson | Nov 3
Amazon.com is projected to have over $89 billion in revenue this year. Its massive success has driven other sites to offer similar perks and deals to woo customers and hold on to their piece of the retail pie.

5 Tips for Back-to-School Spending

HOME | By Alex Veiga | Aug 14
Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn't be happier. That's because back-to-school shopping traditionally brings in a windfall that's second only to the December holiday season.

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