Black Friday

NRF expects 66% of holiday shoppers will purchase gifts during Thanksgiving weekend

Nearly 2 million more people than last year are expected to shop from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday this year even as consumers have continued the trend of starting their holiday shopping earlier in the... more »

Small Retailers ‘Feel Good’ About Holiday Season

Alexandria, LA - Like most small businesses, Southern Chic doesn't see a ton of activity on Black Friday.The traditional shopping frenzy, which annually promises money saving deals to ravenous crowds, normally slips by nearly unnoticed... more »

Downtown Stores Preparing for Small Business Saturday

Lancaster, OH - Black Friday is a day when shoppers often wait in line to get into malls and stores seeking the hottest bargains. A few days later, shoppers look for deals online with Cyber... more »

Small Business Retail Saturday Gaining Traction, Still Shadowed by Mega Black Friday

Evelyn Knuckles won’t try to match the dramatic sales or the long hours of the big box stores for Black Friday.Knuckles, the owner of the Evey K Boutique in the Lowry Town Center, will focus... more »

Retailers hail Black Friday weekend as best ever

Retailers are already calling the biggest holiday shopping "weekend" of the season the best ever.All signs point to a huge Cyber Monday, as more consumers turned to computers and mobile devices to begin looking for... more »

Black Friday Sales Hit Record, Says Report

New York, NY - Preliminary reports for Black Friday indicate that retailers may have seen their strongest sales ever during the all-important kick-off to the holiday shopping season. Retail sales on Black Friday climbed 6.6%... more »

Online Sales Surge 24% on Black Friday

New York, NY - A big push by big-box stores and online retailers to bring Black Friday to the web -- and to do so earlier than ever -- seems to have paid off this... more »

Do Your Black Friday Shopping at Cosley Zoo!

Wheaton, IL - This year, try holiday shopping at your local Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoo: Cosley Zoo! The Wild Side gift shop is always stocked with fun toys, captivating ornaments and... more »

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