June Another Weak Month for Retail Sales

The nation’s stores reported dismal monthly sales for June and a recovery in retailing is unlikely in the near future. Yesterday (Thursday, July 9), the industry posted a 4.9 percent sales decline for June, in contrast to a 1.9 percent increase a year ago when tax rebate checks were burning holes in everyone’s pockets. The […]

Aggressive Marketing by Amazon

Amazon has the talent and resources to launch promo after promo and consumers are benefiting in a big way. Amazon’s current promotion is focusing on back-to-school specials, free shipping from select merchants and free magazines. Customers get a subscription to Lucky, Teen Vogue or GQ Magazine with their purchase. The following is an excerpt of […]