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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:

Communities, Businesses Prepare for Small Business Saturday

More than 2,000 communities are committing to rally their neighborhoods to celebrate Small Business Saturday this holiday season.

Retailers Prepare for Surge in Online Shopping

Retailers are assertively preparing their shipping operations to avoid delivery and service issues this year, according to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, which found that nearly 80% of retailers surveyed will set their standard shipping deadlines for guaranteed Christmas delivery to expire at least one week before the big day, compared to just over 73% who said so last holiday season. Additionally, roughly 21% will set those deadlines to expire Dec.

Groupon Expands Deal Builder Tool, Reaches 25,000 Deals

Groupon has added several additions to its popular Deal Builder tool for merchants, expanding the platform to include restaurants and providing all businesses with greater control over the appearance and structure of their promotion.

NRF Requests Review of Swipe Fee Ruling

The National Retail Federation has told the U.S. Supreme Court that the debate over debit card swipe fees is “of staggering importance” and has asked the justices to review a ruling that left the Federal Reserve’s cap on the billions of transactions conducted each year at 21 cents rather than reducing it to a lower level.

NY NOW Launches IMPULSE at NY NOW

NY NOW Launches IMPULSE at NY NOW

NY NOW The Market for Home + Lifestyle is launching a new co-located event for retailers called IMPULSE at NY NOW this coming August, during the summer edition of NY NOW, taking place Aug. 16-20 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94.

Presented alongside NY NOW’s NEW! Collection, IMPULSE at NY NOW—open Aug. 16-19—will offer buyers exclusive access to some 100 suppliers of impulse and point-of-purchase specialty gifts and accessories.