The fear of criminals trying to steal credit card data has increased according to a survey by Transaction Network Services, which was largely based in America, Australia and the United Kingdom.
In Chicago, Comcast‘s Studio Xfinity is designed to attract dedicated members of the 'Nerd Generation' as well as regular folk.
Four US retailers are facing US$1.3 million in penalties after being found guilty of misleadingly labelling items of clothing as being made from bamboo. Consumer NZ says the cases should act as a warning to retailers in New Zealand.
Stampedes. Stabbings. Pepper spray used as a weapon. Children hospitalised after being trampled. Shoppers stepping over people in the throes of a heart attack. Gunfights at dawn in the parking lot. Retailers in the US and UK could be forgiven for a few nerves ahead of Black Friday on November 27.
Retail sales in the third quarter of this year have stayed resilient, with a seasonally adjusted 1.4 percent increase in sales. However, Retail NZ says retailers will keen for trade to pick up in the crucial period leading up to Christmas. PLUS: view our graphic showing how retail sales have changed over the last 17 years.