Quick news from around the Web...
Lidl breaks ground on new distribution center in North Carolina
Retailers' holiday challenges remain unusually warm weather and a consumer shift toward service spending
Generation X buys more electronics than any other age group, but millennials spend the most
The Limited, J. Crew, Target, Brooks Brothers, Nordstrom lauded for fastest returns
Updated Google Maps app shows consumers when stores are busiest
And Finally... Mariah Carey dethroned as queen of Christmas songs for the first time in 20 years as The Shins' cover of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" becomes the most played song in stores this season. Story