Holiday Season

2012′s Top Shopping Destinations, Most Wished-for Items

A new study by Digitas and Brandwatch measures just what U.S. shoppers are talking about -- and where they're saying it -- this holiday season. More 

Lower Gas Prices Are No Christmas Miracle

Recently fallen gas prices might make us all feel warm and fuzzy, but it has next to no material effect on the holiday shopping season. More 

Why Black Friday’s Results Are Misleading

Black Friday has come and gone and, while some numbers point to strong sales growth, there are two waving red flags that should give investors a pause. More 

Cyber Monday: Much Ado About Nothing

Don't get too excited for Cyber Monday. All the bullish calls are just the result of an over-hyped -- and over-crowded -- online retail space. More 

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Won’t Hurt Holiday Sales … This Year, Anyway

Sure, the White House is right that the threat of higher taxes will weigh on consumer confidence -- eventually. Right now, most people aren't thinking that far ahead. More 

Don’t Live or Die on Black Friday’s Totals

Lost amid Black Friday's slight sales decline was an overall stronger holiday weekend and the fact there's a whole lotta shopping left. More 

Apparel Retailers Expect Huge Holiday Growth

Black Friday kicked off what is expected to be a strong quarter for retailers this year -- especially big-name specialty apparel chains. More