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Melissa Fares

U.S. 2018 holiday sales numbers 'surprise' NRF, fall short of expectations

Feb 14 2019

U.S. holiday spending in 2018 grew a lower-than-expected 2.9 percent to $707.5 billion, the National Retail Federation said on Thursday, citing turmoil over trade policy and the recent government shutdown as having hurt the industry.

IKEA accelerates services drive as competition stiffens

Feb 11 2019

STOCKHOLM/NEW YORK Jessica Reznik likes IKEA's prices but not do-it-yourself. So when the Swedish furniture giant said a handyman on odd-jobs site TaskRabbit could assemble her new dresser and nightstand in her New York apartment, she jumped at the offer. | Video

Home services site Handy has furniture assembly deal with Crate and Barrel

Feb 11 2019

NEW YORK Home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel will partner with home services platform Handy to offer furniture assembly and home decor installation across the United States, joining a growing list of big box retailers seeking to win over shoppers with handyman services, a Handy spokesperson said on Monday.

FOCUS-IKEA accelerates services drive as competition stiffens

Feb 11 2019

STOCKHOLM/NEW YORK, Feb 11 Jessica Reznik likes IKEA's prices but not do-it-yourself. So when the Swedish furniture giant said a handyman on odd-jobs site TaskRabbit could assemble her new dresser and nightstand in her New York apartment, she jumped at the offer.

U.S. retail sales expected to top $3.8 trillion in 2019: NRF

Feb 05 2019

NEW YORK U.S. retail sales are expected to rise between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than $3.8 trillion in 2019, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Tuesday, citing high consumer confidence, low unemployment and rising wages.

U.S. retail sales expected to top $3.8 trillion in 2019 -NRF

Feb 05 2019

NEW YORK, Feb 5 U.S. retail sales are expected to rise between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent to more than $3.8 trillion in 2019, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Tuesday, citing higher consumer confidence, low unemployment and rising wages.

CVS unveils 'Beauty Marks' in stores, warning shoppers of edited images

Jan 24 2019

NEW YORK CVS Pharmacy unveiled an initiative in U.S. stores on Thursday, labeling photos of models in its beauty aisles to make it clear whether the images had been digitally altered.

U.S. holiday shoppers spend record $126 billion online: Adobe

Jan 15 2019

U.S. shoppers spent a record $126 billion on online shopping during the 2018 holiday season, taking advantage of early discounts on Amazon.com and other websites and with more people using smartphones to place their orders, Adobe Analytics said on Tuesday.

'We are down, but not out': Sears gets feisty on social media

Jan 08 2019

The clock may be fast running out on Sears Holdings Corp, but you wouldn't know it from the company's feisty posts on Twitter.

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