Holiday Shopping http://wuot.org en Short Shopping Season Forces Retailers To Scramble http://wuot.org/post/short-shopping-season-forces-retailers-scramble <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Holiday shopping seasons go, this has been a strange one.</span></p><p>For starters, Thanksgiving came six days later this year than last.&nbsp; “That’s significant,” says Ann Fairhurst, a retail professor and head of the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management at the University of Tennessee. &nbsp;“That’s six fewer days that the retailers have to capture those dollars and so they’re really pushing promotions all the way to Christmas.”</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Matt Shafer Powell 12564 at http://wuot.org Short Shopping Season Forces Retailers To Scramble