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Dave Jamieson

Walmart Expands Into South Africa

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

A South African appeals court issued a decision last week that greenlights a merger between Massmart, one of the largest retailers in the country, and...

Overseas Sales Keep UK Business Afloat

Raconteur Media | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business
Raconteur Media

As the UK economic outlook remains gloomy, retailers are venturing further afield to develop international markets. But what is the impact of going gl...

Dave Jamieson

Florida GOP Tries To Kill Anti-Wage Theft Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

A bill moving through the Florida legislature would kill any local laws designed to help workers recover wages owed by their employers, prompting demo...

Economy Scores Passing Grade, Today Anyway

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

President Obama has bet a second term on selling an economic comeback. A big truckload of economic data released today suggests he's not losing that b...

Only the Confidence Fairies Love Austerity

Harlan Green | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

The U.S. now seems to be entering a virtuous growth cycle just because we didn't follow the advice of the confidence fairies.

Shop 'Til You Drop: Will the dot.com Economy Take Over the High Street?

Chris Brassington | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Chris Brassington

There is little doubt that multichannel commerce is being reborn. The traditional ways of describing multichannel commerce no longer work because cust...

Classic American Brand: We Like China Better

Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

Not satisfied with what they've found at home, a classic American brand is looking overseas to feed its need for sales. The Gap is planning on open...

10 Retailers With The Most Sales Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

Regardless of the number of mom and pops around the world, a small number of retailers continue to dominate the industry as a whole. Of the top 25...

New Survey Shows Consumers Are Possibly Blind To Economic Realities

Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

Still riding the holiday shopping high, Americans are feeling more optimistic about the economy than they have in almost a year, according to data rel...

15 Must-Haves On Sale

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Shopping sales should be over now that the holidays are behind us, right? Wrong! Just when we thought we could put our wallets away, sales continue an...

The 29 Best Post-New Year Markdowns

The Huffington Post | Kaitlyn Davis | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Flickr Photo by advencap What's the best thing about January? Some might say the brisk weather, the elegant snowfalls or the warm nights by the fir...

Latest Eurozone Data 'Has Recession Written All Over It'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

The number of unemployed people in the eurozone reached its highest level since the creation of the euro in 1999, according to The Financial Times, st...

13 Show-Stoppers On Sale (And Show Us What You've Snagged On Sale!)

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

This time of year, the sales are out of control. Not only is everything marked down, but many sites are offering free shipping, making it all the more...

What Sears Could Learn From This Business Owner

Gene Marks | Posted 03.05.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Sears has failed to get my attention. Jake's, a store 1/1000th of their size, has done a better job. And the biggest reason: service. This is how small brick-and-mortar retailers can succeed in an online world.

Sears Lists 79 Of Its Planned Store Closures

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Sears Holdings Corp on Thursday identified 79 of the 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores it said earlier this week it would close, with the list split a...

S&P Puts Sears On Review For Downgrade After Retailer Announces Major Store Closures

Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

Standard & Poor's placed Sears Holdings Corp's credit rating on review for a possible downgrade on Wednesday, saying the retailer's plan to close at l...

Greek Retailers See Worst Holiday Season In Decades

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's stores had their worst Christmas in decades, with retail sales dropping by 30 percent compared with the same period last y...

Retailers Hoping For 'Mega Monday' Of Huge Sales

Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

Retailers were bracing for a busy day on Monday, as a day off for many Americans and warm, dry weather were expected to entice shoppers looking for de...

Hordes Of Post-Christmas Shoppers Expected

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

Retail experts predict that the day after Christmas — a holiday this year for many American workers — will be the country's third-busiest shopping...

The Calendar May Help Boost Sales This Holiday Season

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Retailers saw a steady flow of last-minute shoppers on Saturday, the day before Christmas, putting a moderate cap on a ...

The Worst Holidays Since The Great Depression

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter and Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Retail sales this holiday season are expected to rise 3.8 percent to a record of $469.1 billion, according to the National Retail ...

Janell Ross

Holiday Sales Up, But So Are Customer Returns

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

At the start of the holiday shopping season, retailers breathed a collective sigh of relief. Unemployment has remained stubbornly high and consume...

Dave Jamieson

The New Blue Collar: Temporary Work, Lasting Poverty And The American Warehouse

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

JOLIET, Ill., and FONTANA, Calif. -- Like nearly everyone else in Joliet without good job prospects, Uylonda Dickerson eventually found herself at the...

Consumers Stretching Every Dollar This Holiday Season

Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

For many kids this holiday season, the gifts under the tree may look similar to those their parents got when they themselves awoke on Christmas mornin...

PHOTOS Gucci, Manolo and More On Sale!

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

It's the holidays, so everyone is shopping. It's taking all my willpower (what little I have) to not just buy things for myself--yeah, I know, I'm due...