Tag Archives: Shopping

08Nov/17

Big U.S. retailers tap brakes on orders

U.S. department stores are ordering less this holiday season to keep their inventory costs down. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Chinese mall saves men from shopping purgatory with “man pods”

In Shanghai one mall is seeking to make the experience a little less tedious by creating “man pods”, a cubicle offering video games where women can deposit their boyfriends and husbands while they browse the shops. Continue reading

21Nov/16

Cyber Monday and Black Friday are merging

The pressure to capture a rapidly growing percentage of online holiday sales is pushing Walmart and other retailers to offer deals sooner and sooner. Jeanne Yurman reports. Continue reading

11Nov/16
Kobe Bryant at an Alibaba gala

Alibaba Singles Day sales break $5 bln in an hour

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales surged past last year’s 91.2 billion yuan ($13.36 billion) total with nearly nine hours left on the clock, but growth was markedly slower than in 2015 as shoppers sought even bigger price cuts. Graham Mackay reports.

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27Nov/15

Britons chase Black Friday bargains

British retailers brace for a rush of shoppers on the hunt for pre-Christmas bargains on Black Friday.
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