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November 26, 2007
Midwest Announces Call for Entries in “Show Us Your Sparkle” Display and Events Contest

Cannon Falls, MN - Midwest, leading designer of the Seasons of Cannon Falls brand of holiday and seasonal home accents and premium Colonial Candle brand of candles, announces a call for entries in its first... more »

November 26, 2007
Retailers buoyed by strong holiday start

New York - After what appeared to be a strong start to the 2007 holiday shopping season, the nation's merchants are now hoping that shoppers will continue to keep buying until Dec. 25. Shoppers had... more »

November 25, 2007
Orleans County: Shop local and save

Why shop at a busy, crowded mall when you can buy gifts right in your own hometown?As gas prices rise by the day, local residents may be looking for ways to stretch the holiday budget.... more »

November 25, 2007
German gift store holds its own

New Ulm — Holiday shoppers are as important to Domeiers German Store as they are to any family-owned niche gift shop dotting the streets of Main Street Minnesota.Don't expect Marlene Domeier, the New Ulm store's... more »

November 25, 2007
Black Friday Weekend Traffic up 4.8 Percent as Consumers Shop for Smaller Ticket Items

Washington, November 25, 2007 - If there were any doubts that consumers would be shopping in full force over Black Friday, they have finally been put to rest. According to the National Retail Federation's 2007... more »

November 25, 2007
Local sales attract shoppers on Black Friday

While metro malls and big box stores lured people to wait in line during the wee hours of the morning for deals on electronics and other items, most local merchants took a softer approach to... more »

November 24, 2007
Black Friday?

La Porte -- Jack Koker was shopping, but it wasn't because of Black Friday."We just wanted to get out after being in the house for a couple of days for the holidays," the Westville resident... more »

November 24, 2007
Retailers in the Anderson area looking for a few good men and women

For many retailers in the Anderson area, Christmas means more work with less help.Chuck Berry, owner of the Berry House Gift Shop in Anderson, said his biggest problem during Christmas is finding good help."We'll put... more »

November 24, 2007
Mall threat a familiar tale for Provo retailers

Provo - Karl Thalman hasn't forgotten what happened to downtown Provo when University Mall opened in neighboring Orem. He said the mall - which opened in the early 1970s - almost killed the downtown business... more »

November 23, 2007
Gift cards growing in popularity

Got an idea what will be the most popular holiday gift? Computer? iPod? Elmo doll? Jewels? Bicycle?Try a gift card.For the fourth straight year, gift cards are expected to be the top gift purchase, with... more »

November 21, 2007
Gift shop is fruit of woman

Gift-giving is a way of life for Suzie Couraud, owner of Silverton's new gift shop, Pomegranate. On one wall of a small corridor close to the store's front door hangs three floral oil paintings that... more »

November 21, 2007
New Sparkling Clean location features gift shop

Coleen James of Sparkling Clean can not only keep your house tidy for the holidays, but she can stuff your stockings and deck your halls as well.Come into Sparkling Clean and Gifts, located at 3515... more »

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