Retailers, consumers and prices
Check out what has emerged as a hot online search term as the days remaining to buy holiday gifts quickly dwindle.
According to Hitwise, last week searches for store locators reached their second highest peak since the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. For the week ending Dec. 12, searches for store locators jumped 77 percent.
And just which stores were shoppers trying to locate?
At least one thing is going up, not down, in this U.S. downturn, and that’s online visits to classifieds web sites — fueled by the recession itself.