As the 2015 holiday shopping season rapidly approaches, a hot topic of conversation remains when retailers are opening their doors for their Black Friday sales. Collectively called the “Black Friday/Christmas Creep,” stores in the past have opened as early as 6 p.m.… Read More

The 2014 holiday season might deliver just what retailers had on their wish lists this year with domestic retail sales predicted to grow 4.1 percent in the core holiday season to $616.9 billion. Recent improvements in consumer confidence are projected to boost spending power among holiday shoppers, and while 50 percent of sales are likely to be influenced by digital interactions, brick-and-mortar shops will see the overwhelming majority of holiday purchases.… Read More

The pressure to make up for six less shopping days this holiday shopping season has reached a fever pitch for retailers. “Gray Thursday” is the new starting point of the holiday shopping season, with many major retailers slated to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day.… Read More