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Most Black Friday Ads Won't Be Released Until After the Election

Some Black Friday ads have been released and a few others have leaked but we don't expect many more until after the election, which is not very far away. The election this year is making a lot of noise. Retailers would prefer to have consumers able to spend more attention on the ads and thinking about their purchases than caught up in election drama. Read more... November 7, 2016

Best Buy and Target Launch Free Shipping, No Minimum for Holiday 2016

Best Buy and Target have both brought back their free shipping, no minimum, offers from last year. The Best Buy free shipping offer runs through December 24, 2016. Target's offer runs through Jan. 1, 2017. Read more... October 26, 2016

REI Closes Its Doors Again for Black Friday 2016

REI is reviving its #OptOutside campaign for Black Friday 2016. The retailer will once again close its doors and encourage shoppers to spend the day outside. REI will also be paying all 12,287 employees to take the day off and head outside instead. Read more... October 24, 2016

Lands' End Opens Pop-up Store in SoHo

Lands' End has opened up a pop-up shop in the Soho neighborhood of New York City. The two-floor store on Broadway feature over 8,000 square feet of retail space showcasing the brand's apparel, footwear and accessories. It will also contain the new Lands' End Sport and Canvas by Land's End collection recently modeled by actress Emma Roberts. Read more... September 14, 2016

Louis Vuitton Unveils New Safran Imperial Packaging

Louis Vuitton has unveiled new packaging and shopping bags in time for the 2016 holiday shopping season. The new bags replace the iconic brown chocolate color of Louis Vuitton packaging with a bright saffron color dubbed "Safran Imperial." Read more... September 3, 2016

Bottled Water is Top Purchase at Airports

Hudson Group runs nearly 1,000 stores in airports and transportation terminals in North America. They recently released a list of the top ten items sold at airports. Beverages dominated the list taking eight of the ten top spots. Most of these beverages were bottled water. It is good to know travelers are staying hydrated. Read more... August 22, 2016

Belkin Opens First Retail Store at LAX Airport

Belkin has opened its very first brick and mortar retail space in LAX Airport. The store is located in the newly renovated Terminal 6. Belkin is known for its computer, tablet and smartphone accessories including chargers, cases, screen protectors, surge protectors and cables. Chargers are a must-have item for travelers at airports these days so the new Belkin is in exactly the right place to find shoppers. Read more... August 20, 2016

Westfield World Trade Center Mall Opens in Manhattan

The Westfield World Trade Center Mall opened in Manhattan today. The new mall is also dubbed the Oculus mall because it has retail space inside the Oculus transportation hub. The long awaited mall replaces the mall that was destroyed on September 11, 2011. The previous mall - also managed by Westfield - was known as The Mall at the World Trade Center. Read more... August 17, 2016

Amazon Unveils First Prime Air Cargo Plane

Amazon is launching its own branded cargo jet line. They unveiled the first branded Amazon plane at the Seafair Air Show. The Boeing 767-300 is operated by Amazon's air cargo provider Atlas Air. Read more... August 14, 2016

Macy's Announces Plans to Close 100 Stores

Macy's has announced plans to close 100 of its full-line stores. The retailer currently has a total of 675 full-line locations. The announcement is part of Macy's plans to enhance shareholder value and strengthen the Macy's brand. Read more... August 11, 2016