| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Online sales swelled 10.3% this holiday season compared with the same period in 2012, with massive surges in mobile use, according to the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
During the fourth quarter, mobile traffic made up nearly 35% of all online visits,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:48 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season.
On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Toys "R" Us will match prices from its online competitors, a press release announced Wednesday.
The announcement comes as a way to "(remove) any doubt before holiday shopping begins in earnest that customers are receiving the best available prices," the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Nearly one-third of small business owners in Los Angeles plan to hire new workers in the next year, a recent survey said.
Among the companies looking to bulk up their payrolls, 37% are planning for an increase in business, according to the 2013 Small...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:39 AM
It’s as much a part of Thanksgiving tradition as watching football and skipping the cranberry sauce: that moment when you pull back from the table, turn on the news and laugh at people huddled outside stores under blankets, waiting for Black Friday ...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch will make its debut the Monday after Thanksgiving, the company announced.
Toq, made by the San Diego chips company, will go on sale for $349.99 on Dec. 2, so-called Cyber Monday, which is when many websites hold sales for the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Discover reading: The Barnes & Noble bookseller at Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave., No. 110, Huntington Beach, is hosting a Discovery Friday event Nov. 22 featuring a full day of activities for the entire family, along with giveaways and book signings....
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...