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The Returning Season

The holiday shopping season actually ends with the holiday returns season. Matt Guasco (@mattpguasco), President of INF Marketing and Logistics, explains, “With the rise in e-commerce has come an annual torrent of

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Christmas 2019: Traditions

“Across the world,” write the folks from Balsam Hill, “Christmas is celebrated in a multitude of rich and cherished traditions. Their origins are wonderfully varied, emerging out of cultures and beliefs throughout

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The Flavors of Christmas

Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song” reminds us that “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and “a turkey and some mistletoe … help to make the season bright.” Most people enjoy the holiday

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Hot Holiday Sales or Retail Recession?

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and retailers are receiving mixed signals about the economy. It’s no secret that consumer spending has kept the U.S. economy strong over the past decade; however,

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Christmas 2018

Aside from Easter, Christmas is the most Christian of holidays. Even so, people of many faiths celebrate the Christmas season because it embraces the traditions of giving and goodwill that lie at

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Christmas Ghost Stories

When Andy Williams penned his famous Christmas song “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” he included the following line in his lyrics: “There’ll be scary ghost stories, and tales of the

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Black Friday Keeps Its Glitter

For several years, some analysts have downplayed the importance of Black Friday; but, consumers apparently still look forward to the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. Daphne Howland (@daphnehowland) reports two

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