NRF: Stores opening on Thanksgiving because the customers demand it
Posted on 11/22/2017 3:00:00 AM.
The lines have become blurred between family traditions on Thanksgiving and getting the good deals before everyone else to kick off the holiday shopping season. National Retail Federation’s Ana Serafin Smith says many stores are opening earlier on Thanksgiving. It all started with one retail giant.
 
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Retailers gearing up for Black Friday shopping
Posted on 11/14/2017 2:31:00 AM.

Black Friday is next week and retailers are gearing up for a busy shopping season. An October survey from Deloitte found that online holiday shopping is expected to beat in-store sales for the first time.

But LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says brick and mortar stores can be still very profitable and retailers will do what they can to get shoppers into their stores.
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Amazon shoppers not paying as much sales tax as you think
Posted on 1/17/2017 10:40:00 AM.

If you’re buying items from Amazon in the New Year, you might not pay as much in sales taxes as you thought. It was announced that starting January 1st the online retailer would begin collecting state sales taxes for the first time. But Department of Revenue Secretary, Kimberly Robinson, says the only sales tax collected are on products sold directly by Amazon, LLC.
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Revenue Secretary says Amazon tax collection is not a new tax
Posted on 12/21/2016 5:44:00 AM.

What does Amazon’s new sales tax collecting policy mean for customers? State Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson says not much will change. She says even though customers haven’t seen the taxes on their purchase totals, Louisiana law has always required consumers to pay taxes on items they purchase online.
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Cyber Monday celebrates 10th anniversary
Posted on 11/30/2015 11:38:00 AM.
Today is Cyber Monday, a day where retailers promote huge online sales.  The annual online shopping spree celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.  LSU Marketing Professor Dan Rice says Cyber Monday shopping is a growing trend.
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