holiday sales

Array of weekend deals overshadows Black Friday

It wasn't so much Black Friday that had both retailers and consumers enthused as it was a Black Thanksgiving weekend.Attracted by a whirlwind of deals and discounts, holiday shoppers turned out in force at stores... more »

R.I. retailers are seeing plenty of green after a promising Black Friday

Warwick, RI — A year after the recession dropped a big bah-humbug on Christmas shopping, and seven months after the raging Pawtuxet River deluged and crippled Warwick Mall, Black Friday brought a flood of shoppers... more »

Black Friday and beyond

More than 138 million shoppers are expected to hit stores nationwide on Black Friday weekend, which is about 4 million more than in 2009, according to the National Retail Federation.Retail's BIG Blog notes a few... more »

Black Friday deals boost for local retailers, economy

Black Friday marks the semi-official beginning of the Christmas shopping season but is also the day when all shoppers feel what it's like to be a linebacker. Last year, while playing Santa's helper, I literally... more »

Holiday survival: Stores get competitive to bring in shoppers

The rush is on for retailers, large and small, to get people into their stores for the Christmas shopping season.Retailers, which make a big chunk of their sales during the holiday season, have various strategies... more »

Getting ready for ‘Black Friday’

The holiday shopping season begins in earnest on the day after Thanksgiving (aka "Black Friday"), and everyone is hoping that the season is a good one, particularly for local retail stores and shopping centers.People are... more »

Small retailers set for Black Friday

Susie Mauldin estimates she goes through eight to 10 gallons of coffee on the day after Thanksgiving.Not personally, mind you. But the customers who frequent her Marietta Square boutique on Black Friday have been up... more »

Roseburg retailers stretching back Xmas shopping season

The Christmas shopping season isn't confined to December anymore.For more than a few years now, Christmas shopping has been stretched back months prior to that special day of giving and receiving gifts. Ornaments are displayed... more »

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