Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and an increase in pay.
According to First Data, almost 25 percent of the holiday dollars spent over the two-day period came from e-commerce, up from 18 percent last year and nearly 16 percent in 2014.
The Monday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest online shopping day, but stores are releasing internet deals earlier, stretching them through the week, as well as making them available in stores.
Weekend shoppers picked up hot toys, TVs and new Apple products, buying both online and in stores, but spent less per person because of rampant discounting that they’ve come to demand.
Upbeat holiday shopping forecasts are giving retailers reason to cheer despite nagging signs that consumers are spending less at malls and instead opting for online outlets.
VMInnovations will distribute everything from electronics to baby products from a 160,000-square-foot building it is renovating at 2812 Airwest Blvd.
April’s sales gains paint a healthier picture of retail spending than did a slew of troubling reports released this week by Macy’s, Nordstrom, Kohl’s and J.C. Penney.
J.C. Penney says it's expanding its rollout of major appliances to nearly 500 stores by this fall, or almost half of its stores.
Police stations across the country have started offering space for these business exchanges, saying it’s a win-win-win—strangers meet in a safe spot, police help prevent crime, and the danger of doing business on Craigslist decreases.