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  • Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns

    Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns
    Retailers taking on an army of seasonal workers in December helped push overall holiday hiring levels to a 14-year peak this year, according to a new report. But the better-than-expected increase of 801,100 jobs over the final three months of the year...
  • Malls will be 'historical anachronism,' says Grove mogul Rick Caruso

    Malls will be 'historical anachronism,' says Grove mogul Rick Caruso
    Indoor malls may have a limited lifespan, according to Rick Caruso, owner of Southland centers including the Grove in the Fairfax district and the Americana at Brand in Glendale. In a Sunday keynote speech to some 4,000 people at the National Retail...
  • Retailers bulk up on safety measures for Black Friday

    Retailers bulk up on safety measures for Black Friday
    It's a retailer's worst nightmare: trampling, shoplifting and fighting on the busiest shopping day of the year. With several high-profile Black Friday incidents in recent years, merchants and shopping centers are on high alert. Security has been...
  • More anxious retailers will open earlier on Thanksgiving

    More anxious retailers will open earlier on Thanksgiving
    The annual retail arms race is invading Thanksgiving with a vengeance. Instead of a Norman Rockwell tableau of family gathered round the turkey, a more fitting image this year might be Americans rushing out to bag bargains. On Monday, Wal-Mart, Target...
  • Anxious retailers stretch holiday hours

    Anxious retailers stretch holiday hours
    With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend. Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at...
  • Self-gifting by consumers is on retailers' wish lists

    Trinkel De La Paz, 24, loves this holiday's deep discounts because they're enabling her to be a more generous Santa. To herself, that is. The Silver Lake graphic designer bought herself an iPad mini and some clothes discounted on Cyber Monday, and...
  • Retailers hustle to attract last-minute Christmas shoppers

    Retailers hustle to attract last-minute Christmas shoppers
    In store after store, signs trumpeted 50%-off deals, buy-one-get-one-free promotions and free gift cards with purchases. Shoppers scuttled past holiday decorations with bags hanging from their hands to their elbows. A little girl at Old Navy begged her...
  • Retailers begin round-the-clock store hours

    Retailers begin round-the-clock store hours
    Big box retailers and department stores like Toys "R" Us and Kohl's will offer more consecutive store hours than ever before in anticipation of Christmas this year. Kohl’s stores will be open for more than 100 hours straight, beginning at 6 a.m....
  • Pump up the holiday jams

    Pump up the holiday jams
    It's Christmastime! Can't you hear the music? As I wander through retail stores for my various shopping needs, I notice that the standard rotation of acceptable pop music jams has been updated to include holiday music. And not just any holiday. It's...
  • Get the most out of that gift card

    Spoiler alert: There's a really good chance you'll get a gift card for Christmas. That's not a news flash from the North Pole. It comes instead from the National Retail Federation, which estimated in a recent report that more than 80% of shoppers will...
  • Reason to Worry? PlayStation 4, Xbox One Launch as Consumers Plan to Spend Less on Holidays

    Two new pricey videogame consoles from Sony and Microsoft are hitting retail shelves during the busy holiday shopping season -- normally the perfect time of year, given that the games biz typically generates much of its sales during the period. But...
  • Spending: Stores get stingy about returns

    As you're double-checking your holiday shopping list, tack on a reminder to read each store's return policy before making your purchase. Some retailers are feeling a little less generous when it comes to returns. Such stingier policies are intended to...