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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