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EBay's outlook signals slow holiday season

EBay Inc trimmed its full-year revenue forecast on Wednesday, signaling a weaker-than-expected holiday shopping season for the e-commerce company as it prepares to split from its fast-growing payments arm, PayPal. 255 more words


The Valkyries Recruit Their 300th Member

Earlier today, before the world exploded into a frenzy of DC superhero movies and left us all unable to move for fear of tripping over a B-Reel of Aquaman footage, a quieter but even better bit of news came to light: The Valkyries have now expanded to 300 members. 288 more words


Retailers pass on Google Express

Google is expanding its same-day delivery service, which brings customers everything from clothes to food within a few hours of ordering. But three retailers, American Eagle Outfitters, Office Depot, and grocery store chain Lucky no longer want to hitch a ride. 705 more words


Night Moves

Many years ago, when I was on my Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship to North America, I was in Montreal at the same time as the F1 Grand Prix. 589 more words

Retail Economy

Thanksgiving hours: Stores continue to push the envelope

Just like the last post (about the NRF), there seems to be annual chatter about whether stores are opening too early for Black Friday weekend. (And “Friday” is clearly a misnomer.) In a few short years the commonplace opening time has gone from 5am to 3am to midnight to 8pm (last year) to 6pm (this year), if Macy’s internal announcement is any guide. 169 more words

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NRF: Blue skies ahead for holiday 2014?

This is probably not the first time that a RetailWire discussion on the topic of the National Retail Federation has shown up on this blog. The NRF has a habit of being optimistic, not matter what the headwinds or external circumstances. 138 more words

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Sears Canada: One more ominous sign

Sears Holdings is always good fodder for RetailWire panel discussions, and the announcement that SHLD is selling its share of Sears Canada (to its own shareholders?) is no exception. 202 more words

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