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Groupon Sees Record-Breaking Sales Over Holiday Weekend

Groupon’s North American sales were up more than 25%, compared to last year, for the full Black Friday through Cyber Monday weekend.

As the company announced its record-breaking holiday weekend sales in North America, it noted that the results represented its most successful four days ever in the six-year history of its ecommerce marketplace. This year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday, in particular, were the two biggest days in Groupon's North American history.

Consumers Spend Big Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Cyber Monday

Fifty-five percent of holiday shoppers were expected to be in stores and online over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation’s Thanksgiving Weekend Spending Survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Skincare Spotlight: A Review of Retinoids

Ada S. Polla
Here are some definitions, how retinoids affect the skin and tips to share from Dr. Luigi L. Polla.

It is a generally accepted fact that retinoids/vitamin A derivatives are a (if not “the) gold standard ingredient in skin care in terms of antiaging. It is also a generally accepted truth that using retinoids can be irritating to the skin. In this column, we will review a few definitions, look at how retinoids affect the skin and speak with Dr. Luigi L. Polla, Switzerland’s premier dermatologist, about tips to share with your guests and consumers to help them optimally incorporate retinoid-based products in their skincare routines.

140 Million Shoppers Expected Thanksgiving Weekend

Shoppers at R.H. Macy's, Herald Square in New York City

Sixty-one percent of shoppers, about 140 million, say they will or may shop either Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday during Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation's Thanksgiving Weekend Expectations survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Is All-Day Holiday Shopping on Thanksgiving Day Inevitable?

The latest research from LoyaltyOne, a global provider of loyalty marketing services and customer analytics, shows that there are three types of American Thanksgiving Day shoppers:

American Express Debuts Small Business Saturday Night

American Express is debuting Small Business Saturday Night this year—its fifth year running Small Business Saturday. The new platform is set to build on the success of the national Small Business Saturday initiative and encourages consumers to support independently owned shops and restaurants after the sun goes down on Nov. 29.