Retailers want to edge into the holiday shopping season as early as possible this year with most...


Retailers want to edge into the holiday shopping season as early as possible this year with most forecasts calling for steady - but not spectacular - spending numbers. Trends to watch: 1) Increased online couponing and promotional activity from fringe players. 2) Managing inventory should be easier with the season starting early and big data initiatives firing up which could help margins. 3) The calendar comes through for retailers with a lush 32-day window between Thanksgiving and Christmas extending the crucial part of the season.

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  • ladyshopper
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    They may be shooting themselves in the foot. Our store has negative numbers for the month. This giving away the store is questionable at best.
    22 Oct 2012, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • GeorgeMason
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    We are shopping Kohls for everything now, getting great buys on clothing, gifts and everything for the home. I got some great deals on Levis, $25 a pair cheaper than what JCP is asking then even got percent off and KohlsCash. You just have to watch the sales and percents off like we always did at JCP for years.
    23 Oct 2012, 06:28 PM Reply Like
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