I’m not going to tell you how irate brick-and-mortar retailers are with Amazon, because you already know — you’re feeling it yourself. You’ve been trying to overcome its unfair sales tax advantage. You’ve been grappling with its ongoing “attack on Main Street businesses,” as Sen.… Read More

Store owner Sherrie Ammirato with her dog, Jessie

Store owner Sherrie Ammirato with her dog, Jessie

Sherrie Ammirato is used to seeing dozens of furry tails when dog owners bring their four-legged friends into her Doggie Bag store to shop for doggie treats, toys, and apparel. But this week, she’s also paying close attention to the tail-end of the holiday shopping season in the run-up to Christmas.… Read More

Hear that? That’s the sound of retailers across the country catching their second wind for the big holiday shopping finale. As you’ve probably already read, consumers spent $11.4 billion on Black Friday, $52.4 billion over Black Friday weekend, and $1.25 billion on Cyber Monday — all record numbers.… Read More