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7 Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Tips

Few things evoke panic like last-minute shopping for holiday gifts. If you've waited until now to head to the stores, you're not the only one.

Best Days for Crowd-Free Holiday Shopping

Shoppers are expected to continue flocking to malls and shops on the weekends leading up to Christmas, but there are days to bargain hunt when stores aren't quite so busy.

NRF Expo: The 4 Coolest Things We Saw at Retail's BIG Show

The annual National Retail Federation Expo isn't exactly overflowing with consumer-facing innovations: Most of the floor space goes to companies pitching behind-the-scenes gear and software for merchants. Still, there were some cool technologies on display that caught our eye.

Crocs CEO Explains Why He Isn't Wearing Crocs

We caught up with Crocs CEO John McCarvel at the National Retail Federation's annual expo Monday, where he received the award for Retail Innovator of the Year. And we couldn't help but notice that he wasn't wearing Crocs.

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Guide

The kick-off to the holiday season gets earlier every year, but that doesn't mean that consumers are getting better at finishing their shopping early. As the National Retail Federation notes, American consumers typically have about half their holiday shopping left to go in mid-December.

Holiday Shopping Calendar: Your List of the Best Days to Buy

Black Friday has been around for decades, but in the last several years, the holiday shopping season has gained a number of additional "special" shopping days. So if you're looking for the right days for deals, (or when to avoid the crowds) here's a run-down of all the retail deal days worth knowing.