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Car shoppers embracing the online age

According to a new report published Tuesday, a rapidly expanding number of car buyers are now finding great deals just by shopping exclusively on the Internet.
In the Media by Michael Essany

American Eagle to close 150 stores after disappointing 1Q

American Eagle Outfitters, the clothing company known for their polo shirts and popularity among teens, will close 150 stores over the next three years.
In the Media by Matt Harding

Inside the rise of online shopping Promoted

Over the last three decades, the world has seen a major shift in how it shops. As home computers have become more affordable and access to the Internet simplified, more people have discovered the convenience of online shopping.
Promoted Content by Kathleen Creighton

Japan shoppers see first sales tax rise in 17 years

Tokyo - The price of everything from beer and sushi to cars and dishwashers will rise across Japan Tuesday as shoppers are greeted by the first sales tax rise in 17 years, which has prompted fears of a drop in consumer spending.
In the Media by AFP

Japan shoppers brace for tax hike after years of deflation

Tokyo - Japan is bracing for its first sales tax rise in years, with last minute shoppers buying up a host of goods from gold to ice cream, as the government tries to tackle its crushing national debt.
In the Media by Kyoko Hasegawa (AFP)

Japan shoppers splash out the yen before tax rise

Tokyo - Tokyo resident Reiko Oguma is splashing out the yen in a last-minute buying spree as she and millions of Japanese shoppers brace for the country's first sales tax hike since the late 1990s.Oguma, a forty-something housewife, reckoned there was no time ...
In the Media by Kyoko Hasegawa (AFP)

Twitter begins not-so-quietly hiring for its commerce platform

As rumors continued to circulate on Twitter's plans for a commerce service, the company has begun quietly seeking staff to help market its new platform.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Wal-Mart planning mass expansion in Northern neighbour Canada

American discount shopping chain Wal-Mart is planning a massive expansion in Canada, having announced plans to build more than 30 stores.
In the Media by Joe Z Hudson

German couple chained their teen to the floor while shopping

Yes, you heard right. A German couple are currently under investigation for allegedly chaining a 13-year-old boy to the floor while they went out shopping. They didn't want him leaving the house to meet unapproved friends while they were away.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Men don't always behave badly

Contrary to what many women believe, men aren’t actually like Al Bundy — they don’t actually hate shopping and they don’t prefer to hang out in nudie bars, forsaking time with their families — according to an online poll.
In the Media by Joe Duarte

Photo Essay: Christmas in China Special

Jilin - Although China is a communist country, Christmas decorations abound, and you can head to the local mall and see Chinese people getting their Christmas trees.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 4 comments

Shops engage the senses in order to entice buyers to spend more

Those simple tunes sometimes looped and often referred to as “elevator music” or “background music,” are heard everywhere and can be either annoying or uplifting.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Why I won't be shopping on Cyber Monday

Today is Cyber Monday, another industry-created day of hot deals. However, I have no plans to point my browser to retailers and let my mouse do the shopping.
In the Media by Paula Kirman - 6 comments

Photo Essay: A view of Hong Kong Special

Hong Kong - To get my working visa for China, I took a quick trip to Hong Kong which is part of China but is also considered a separate country with a British heritage.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 6 comments

'Gray Thursday' steals Black Friday's thunder

If you plan on searching YouTube for viral videos of crazed shoppers toppling over one another to get into a store, you may be sightly disappointed this year.
In the Media by Alyssa Sellors

Op-Ed: Being thankful that Thanksgiving is more than just a word

Thanksgiving in America hasn't always been a day of over-eating, football and shopping, as it is today. It's a shame that it has become so consumer-driven like it has, and we have no one to blame but ourselves. But Thanksgiving is more than just a word.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

44 best Black Friday deals you can get without leaving the house

For some, Black Friday just hasn’t been worth braving the angry crowds to save a few bucks in the past few years. But online retailers open the sales up for even the most crowd-phobic among us. Get your coupon codes, right here.
In the Media by Angela Atkinson - 2 comments

Black Friday tech deals you do not want to miss

Black Friday is shortly around the corner and the deals are coming. Make sure you do not miss out on the latest consumer electronics price cuts. These deals apply to Canada and United States residents only.
In the Media by Milton Este - 5 comments

Wal-Mart website error gives customers mega discounts

Bentonville - A glitch on Wal-Mart's website early Wednesday morning gave shoppers the opportunity to purchase electronics that are normally worth hundreds of dollars for less than $9.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

A guide to China's Golden Week in London

London - On the first of October of each year, the people of China celebrate a national holiday called Golden Week, which commemorates the founding of the People's Republic of China. October's Golden Week is one of two Golden Weeks in the Chinese calendar.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Photo Essay: New and old cultures mingle at the Nampo-Dong Market Special

Busan - There is a place in the former capital of South Korea, Busan, that is said to be a hidden tourist attraction. Nampo-Dong is not widely advertised in travel brochures, but it is gaining popularity among the international community.
Digital Journal Report by Dinh Nguyen - 4 comments

How do independent electronics stores battle the big-box giants? Promoted

Independent Canadian electronics retailers say that today’s key to survival is offering customers something different than what large chains are providing.
Promoted Content by Mike Lipsius

Bricks & Clicks: What you didn’t know about online shoppers Promoted

With email, deal websites, forums, online-only sales, coupons and apps, shopping online has never been easier. Its simplicity might even cause you to wonder about the fate of brick and mortars.
Promoted Content by Adam Rodricks - 1 comment

New PayPal app could replace your wallet

San Jose - The smartphone has changed how we manage our daily lives at home and work. We reply to email, schedule meetings, video conference, watch movies, listen to music, play video games, and even pay bills with them.
In the Media by Jay McClung - 8 comments

Review: Fabrooms GmbH finds niche in crowded furniture industry

The furniture industry is thought of as a crowded market across most regions around the globe. Relatively weak economies in North America and Europe have also lowered production levels in Western Europe compared to pre-2008 recession levels.
In the Media by Marvin Dumon

E-commerce marketplace expanding and becoming more personalized

E-Commerce, or the buying or selling of a product or service via the internet, has no doubt exploded in the last 10 years, but recently there have been even more innovative and personalized online shopping options for consumers.
In the Media by Alyssa Sellors - 1 comment

The Shop Revolution in Sydenham Special

Sydenham - In December last year we spoke to Louise Brooks. This month she's back with a report on how phase one of SEE3 went, and where it goes from here.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Mavatar's smart shopping technology garners angel investing

Menlo Park - Looking to make the online shopping experience more efficient, cheaper and faster? The Mavatar Technologies’ application and add-on tries to make the holiday and birthday shopping a little bit easier for you.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Photo Essay: Christmas tree shopping in Sydney Special

Sydney - Christmas trees come in two basic kinds. Some people buy cheap plastic trees, but somehow it just doesn’t even come close to the look, feel and smell of a real Christmas tree.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes - 2 comments

Black Friday shopper in Massachusetts leaves toddler behind

Springfield - Springfield police in Massachusetts say that a man, who went bargain hunting for a 51" flat screen television at K-Mart, left behind his toddler in the backseat of the vehicle. Police broke into the car and took the boy to the hospital.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments
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This year  Black Friday started earlier than ever  with some retailers opening early on Thanksgiving...
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This year, Black Friday started earlier than ever, with some retailers opening early on Thanksgiving evening. About 140 million people were expected to shop over the four-day weekend, according to the National Retail Federation
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These trees were on display outside a Harris Farm supermarket. They were selling for $70. There was one older looking one that had been reduced to $45.
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Window shopping in Nazareth.
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Christmas shopping 2012
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A store advertising its sales
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People shop at The Grove mall in Los Angeles.  About 140 million Americans were expected to shop ove...
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People shop at The Grove mall in Los Angeles. About 140 million Americans were expected to shop over the Black Friday weekend, according to the National Retail Federation
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Along with the closeout merchandise and surplus merchandise markets  the returned merchandise and li...
Along with the closeout merchandise and surplus merchandise markets, the returned merchandise and liquidation industry generates over $100 billion dollars in revenue annually.
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Christmas shopping 2012
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Looking east over the main streets of Nazareth.
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Modern times in Nazareth.
Modern times in Nazareth.
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Avenida De Ricardo Soriano - the main shopping street in Marbella  Spain.
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Avenida De Ricardo Soriano - the main shopping street in Marbella, Spain.
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A resident of Nazareth has decked out their house.
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Christmas shopping 2012
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Shoppers shopping at Ikea
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A shopper carries an Apple product at The Grove mall in Los Angeles November 26, 2013. This year, Black Friday starts earlier than ever, with some retailers opening early on Thanksgiving evening. About 140 million people were expected to shop over the four-day weekend, according to the National Retail Federation
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Customers shop for Christmas ornaments at a Walmart store in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles
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Customers shop for Christmas ornaments at a Walmart store in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles
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