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Black Friday Buzz Rises in 2011

In preparation for this year’s Black Friday many retailers opened their stores at midnight or earlier. Based on early data this strategy has paid off in a big way. According to Chicago-based research firm ShopperTrak, Black Friday sales were up 6.6% from the same time last year, while foot traffic rose by 5.1%. In addition, […]

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Consumers Start Christmas Shopping Early

New reports show that in an effort to get the best deals, consumers are starting their Christmas shopping early this year. According to the National Retail Federation, about 39% of Americans have already started their holiday shopping, up two percentage points from 2010. “Bargain-hunters have a new game plan. They are getting organized early and […]

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Fashion’s Night Out Gets People Tweeting

The third annual Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) was held in over 250 cities across the United States on September 8, 2011. The event was created in 2009 by American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York to “restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy […]

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