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Target sees higher profit in third quarter

...pet supplies as well as household essentials rose from 30 percent to 46 percent of total sales, according to UBS retail analyst Michael Lasser.Target has unveiled an aggressive plan to win its share of holiday sales this year. The company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-19/target-sees-higher-profit-
Black Friday shopping craze catching on in UK

...retailers have planned their Black Friday strategies and consumers seem to be ready for it," said Patrick O'Brien, retail analyst at Verdict Research.The Friday after Thanksgiving has for decades been the biggest shopping day in the U.S. as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/black-friday-shopping-craz
Bold colors, metallics, sporty styles well suited for shoppers

...one-piece has the ability to be able to contour one's figure in a better way," said Marshal Cohen, NPD's chief retail analyst.MIX AND MATCH: Women are increasingly buying a basic swim bottom that fits well and pairing it with multiple tops...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-05-24/bold-colors-metallics-sporty-styles
Dress shopping might be precarious task for plus-size girls

...plus-size women's business has "pretty much been ignored by the big stores," said Marshal Cohen, NPD's chief retail analyst.The shop in Pine Beach, N.J., where Giorno found her dress, called New York City Glitz, makes it a priority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-04-19/dress-shopping-can-be-tricky-plus-s
Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

...year even people who normally complete shopping earlier completed shopping later," said Marshal Cohen, the chief retail analyst at market research firm NPD Group.The late surge caught companies off guard. UPS and FedEx failed to deliver some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-26/online-shopping-grows-some
Lower gas prices lifting hopes for holiday sales

...a gas-station gift card after fueling up.Many retail analysts have forecast a ho-hum sales gain of around 2 percent...said Bill Martin, executive vice president of retail analyst ShopperTrak. "That opens the door to more impulse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-27/lower-gas-prices-lifting-h
Retailers might regret decision to get jump on Black Friday

...What do you do next? Start on Wednesday?" said retail analyst Howard Davidowitz. The increasingly earlier start...their most important week for consumer spending.Retail analyst Davidowitz calls the ever-earlier store openings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-11-23/retailers-might-regret-decision-get
Sluggish sales numbers raise economic worries

...extraordinary circumstances."It's not something you use when the economy is just struggling," Vitner added.Retail analysts note that back-to-school sales have been slow so far ? potentially a worrisome sign for winter holiday sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-15/sluggish-sales-numbers-rai
J.C. Penney results show signs of life

...period behind winter holidays.Bernard Sosnick, a retail analyst at Gilford Securities, said based on the results...of the tunnel," Sosnick said. Paul Swinand, a retail analyst at Morning Star, agreed, saying Penney "is showing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-20/jc-penney-results-show-sig
Amazon, stores compete for holiday shoppers

...rate."Online retailers have put so much pressure on brick-and-mortar stores," said Marshal Cohen, the chief retail analyst at market researcher The NPD Group. "Brick-and-mortar retailers are trying to make people feel like the store...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-29/amazon-stores-compete-holi