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Whether Mobile Shoppers Are Fickle or Smart, Holiday Retailers Need to Deal With Their Elusive Ways

Holiday shoppers can be pretty fickle, according to Google's retail-based study being released today.

Target’s Exit From Canada Isn’t a Failed Expansion. It’s a Botched Invasion

The news that American big-box giant Target is throwing in the towel on its Canadian operations—shutting down 133 stores, laying off 17,000 employees, and writing down a $5.4 billion pretax loss for Q4—exploded across the Web today and, within hours, also became a succinct lesson in how not to operate a ret

Amazon Will Open a Pop-Up Store in New York City

Amazon, a longtime foe of brick-and-mortar stores, is hanging out a real sign of its own in a planned New York City outlet. The e-tailer plans to set up a pop-up shop in the Big Apple in time for the holidays.

Nearly One-Quarter of Shoppers Plan to Shop on Thanksgiving

The day after Thanksgiving is still the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season, but the holiday itself is starting to become the new Black Friday as a growing number of stores including Macy’s, Best Buy and JCPenney plan to open their doors for the first time this year. And apparently it won’t be for naught.

Google to Bolster Sales Measurement of Search Ads

Google wants to better demonstrate how its AdWords search promos drive sales on desktops and mobile devices.