holiday sales

Father’s Day shopping, spending on the rise

Despite an economy that still has many watching their wallets, consumers plan to spend more money celebrating Father's Day this year than they have in recent years, according to a National Retail Federation survey.The trade... more »

Later Easter Benefits April Sales, Data Shows

A late Easter drove more spending on clothes this April than last, but gas prices and the weak housing market continued to crimp Americans' spending on electronics and appliances, according to data out Wednesday from... more »

Area Stores Stock Up For Mother’s Day Rush

DANVILLE — A couple days are left to find the perfect Mother's Day gift and many businesses say shoppers have been buying."Most of them shop the day or two before or the day of," Jim... more »

Economy to be good to Moms

Mothers sacrifice a lot and put themselves last most of the year, but this coming Sunday is their day to come first.To reward them this year, Americans plan to pamper them by returning to spending... more »

Legislators, Retailers Like Sales Tax Holiday

Touting a study showing that sales tax holidays on some items lead to increased revenues for the state, retailers urged legislators Thursday to install another such holiday ahead of the 2011-2012 school year.Rick McAllister, president... more »

Valentine’s Day and the Economy Rekindle Their Romance

The economy definitely is feeling the love this month as the annual "Hallmark Holiday" descends on consumers.According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, Valentine's Day spending will be up 11 percent from last... more »

Gift Shops Feeling The Love As Valentine’s Day Nears

The love, apparently, is back.Indications are growing that total consumer spending this Valentine's Day is going to be up nearly 7 percent over last year, with merchants divvying up a $15.7 billion heart-shaped financial pie."Having... more »

Valentine’s Day attracts copious amounts of chocolate sales for local shops

Chocolate, the former dietary bad-boy that mothers told daughters to stay away from, sneaks through the backdoor every Feb. 14. This Monday is no exception, when dieters deviate guiltlessly thanks to the romantic excuse called... more »

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