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2013: The Year Black Friday Invades Thanksgiving Dinner

black friday thanksgiving

Well folks, 2013 is the year. The year that Black Friday officially invades Thanksgiving. We all knew it was coming sooner or later. In what is almost certainly certain to signal a chain reaction of similar initiatives throughout the country, New Jersey’s Rockaway Townsquare Mall has bitten the bullet and become the first (so far… Read more »

Dollar Shave Club Launches Beardvertising Campaign On Man’s Beard

Beardvertising Dollar Shave Club

A new Dollar Shave Club beardvertising campaign is earning 30-year-old Jack Twachtman some extra cash. The current college student is graduating with a degree in marketing in two weeks, and right now he’s participating in the type of campaign he hopes to one day create. The innovative campaign started when the Dollar Shave Club decided… Read more »

Goth Barbie Is Huge Success Among Popular Toys

Mattel is the world's largest toy manufacturer.

Goth Barbie has become a hot seller over the past few years and it’s popularity has continued to grow. Monster High is Mattel’s signature toy collection next to Barbie itself, which is still the highest selling doll in the world. Mattel is the world’s largest toy manufacturer and they’ve been releasing some of the most… Read more »

Tyra Banks And Ashton Kutcher Have Invested In ‘The Hunt’

Tyra Banks Invests In The Hunt Shopping Website

Supermodel Tyra Banks and Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher have now both invested in personal shopper website The Hunt is a platform that allows shoppers to search for outfits they find on social media sites. Customers point to photos they find on Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, and various photo apps, and… Read more »

Wedding Costs Skyrocketed In 2012, Averaged $28,427

Wedding Costs Skyrocket In 2012

Getting married in 2012 was the second most expensive year for marriage in recorded history. According to a study by, the average couple spent a whopping $28,427 on their dream wedding. The study which surveyed 17,500 people showed an increase over the 2011 average of $27,021. Averages were pushed up by higher spending in… Read more »

J.C. Penney Sales Back After Year Of ‘Everyday Low Price’

J.C. Penney Sales Back After Year Of 'Everyday Low Price'

Regular shoppers are looking forward to bringing the J.C. Penney sales back. Almost exactly a year ago, the retail giant tried a bold business strategy where the discounts, coupons, and sales were replaced by “everyday lower prices.” This strategy did not work as intended, and now they’re bringing the J.C. Penney sales back. The company… Read more »

Fab Generates 56% Of Christmas Day Revenue From Mobile Apps

Fab Revenue Over 50 Percent Via Mobile

Fab managed to pull 56 percent of its Christmas Day US revenue from mobile apps, a new single-day record for the e-commerce platform with a focus on designer items. The company also announced that its mobile apps accounted for 40 percent of European revenue on Christmas Day, another Fab record. Fab was hoping to break… Read more »

Fiscal Cliff And Disaster Taint The Christmas Season

Christmas shopping subdued in 2012

The Christmas season is a time of holiday cheer, or at least it should be. With recent events and our economy, that cheer has been significantly subdued. Christmas shoppers were out as usual, packing the shopping centers, but the dollars spent have been more sparing. Between storms and economy woes, this season has taught us… Read more »

Apple Dominates Christmas Wish Lists For Children

Kids and Christmas Wish Lists for Electronics

Christmas 2012 is the year of Apple; at least that seems to be the case for children who have consistently ranked Apple products at the top of their wish lists. According to a new Nielsen study, four of the top five requested pieces of electronics are Apple-based. At the top of the wish list for… Read more »

RadioShack Black Friday Ad 2012: Electronics Your Family Will Love

RadioShack Black Friday Ads 2012

The RadioShack Black Friday ad has arrived, and this year the company is “double dipping” with its savings. RadioShack recently debuted a $10 for every $50 spent promotion at participating stores and online. Now the company is combining that offer with its Black Friday specials. BF ad offers for RadioShack start at 12:01 am on… Read more »

Apple Black Friday Ad Teased For US And Australia

Apple Black Friday 2012

The 2012 Apple Black Friday ad was teased on Monday for both the company’s US and Australian websites. In its Black Friday ad, Apple writes: “The one-day Apple shopping event is Friday, 23 November … Get ready to give. Shop online or visit your favorite Apple Retail Store. We’ll help you make the most of… Read more »