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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is making Black Friday a weeklong event, shifting away from the chaotic one-day sales that once epitomized the day after Thanksgiving. more
NEW YORK - U.S. holiday sales grew at their fastest pace in almost a decade, lifted by a strengthening economy and consumers spreading out their purchases over a longer season, according to … more
Sometimes a teddy bear just won’t cut it. In an era of iPhones, PlayStations and touchscreen tablets, toymakers are pulling out all the stops to hold the attention of today’s little humans. more
Ryan S. McCarthy, director of global customer experience for Retail Solutions Inc. in Providence, talked with Providence Business News about the company, and its partnerships with local universities. The company tracks retailer data. more
Lego A/S expanded revenue in the first half, bridging the gap with toy industry market leader Mattel Inc. as consumers flocked to pick up play sets from box office hit “The Lego Movie.” more
Staples Inc., the world’s largest office-supply chain, said it can’t yet “reasonably” estimate the potential losses and expenses it will incur in connection with the possible credit-card data breach disclosed last month. more
“Frozen” is still hot. Two toys based off Walt Disney Co.’s hit animated film made Adventure Publishing Group’s Toy Insider Hot 20 list released today, making it the only entertainment property with multiple items on the roster. more
Rhode Island gas prices hit their lowest point this year after dropping another 5 cents over the past week, according to the weekly gasoline survey by AAA Southern New England. more
It isn’t hard to believe that Newport could top Providence on a list of the 10 most exciting places in Rhode Island, but Chepachet, Harrisville and Woonsocket? more
NEW YORK - U.S. shoppers spent 2.4 percent more during the weekend before the Christmas holiday this year, giving a boost to retailers in the final days of 2014. Purchases during the so-called … more
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