holiday sales

Consumers will spend more for Valentine’s Day this year, and nearly a fifth will shop online

E-retailers are expected to benefit as Cupid aims his arrows for Valentine's Day this year. According to a National Retail Federation survey of nearly 9,000 consumers, shoppers will spend an average of $116.21 on traditional... more »

Retailers “satisfied ” with growth in Christmas sales

Ireland - Retailers in Dundalk have been left "satisfied overall" with the amount of sales they achieved over the Christmas season.Many shop owners awaited the season with apprehension, worried that the recession might damage sales,... more »

Holiday sales good at Kingsburg shops

Now that the tinsel has finally settled, downtown Kingsburg merchants can evaluate their holiday sales. It was a very Merry Christmas, indeed, for Janice Borba, owner of Bling Queen Boutique. "Let's just say sales were... more »

Area retailers generally pleased with 2010 holiday sales

Retailers in Albertville and Boaz were generally pleased with sales during the 2010 holiday season, especially during another sluggish year for the economy. Big-box stores reported overwhelming interest in electronics again in 2010. "Everything was... more »

Retailers feeling the rush again

The crowds returned -- as did many gifts -- to area malls Monday as shoppers flocked with gift cards and unwanted presents, hoping to take advantage of end-of-the-year clearance sales.An estimated 47 percent of Americans... more »

Local stores report successful holiday sales season

The National Retail Federation originally estimated holiday retail sales would grow by 2.3 percent this year. But the experts weren't even close.Retailers are reporting their best holiday season in 5 years reporting a 5.5% growth."I... more »

Shoppers return to the stores after brief interruption by Ol’ Man Winter

Blizzards have a way of obliterating store revenue, but the minute forecasters say it's OK to travel, shoppers find their way back to the aisles. Fierce winds and snow forced malls, department stores and boutiques... more »

Store owners say shoppers happy, ready to spend

Even the overflow parking lots were full at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon on Sunday as post-holiday shoppers hit the stores, still hungry for bargains.Liz Perkovich, the outlets' assistant general manager, didn't have... more »

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