black friday

Nov 25, 2015

Who’s got the best Black Friday deals?

So, you’ve been charting your Black Friday strategy for weeks, lining up lists of who needs what and scoping out the sales. The personal finance website WalletHub has an analysis of what it says are 2015’s Best & Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals. The website said it surveyed 8,000 deals from 30 of the biggest […]

Nov 25, 2014

Mobile pay elusive for Black Friday shoppers

With swarms of shoppers poised to descend on retailers on Black Friday, surveys suggests consumers are interested in buying products with mobile pay options at brick-and-mortar stores.

Dec 18, 2013

As discounts mount, holiday retail sales disappoint

NEW YORK — Sparse crowds at malls and “50 percent off” signs at The Gap, AnnTaylor and other stores give a clue as to how the holiday season is going. This is shaping up to be the most discount-driven holiday season since the country was in a deep recession. It’s also one of the most […]

Dec 3, 2013

Sold, via social media

Three-year-old Route One Apparel ships between 100 and 200 orders on an average day, now about 600 thanks to the holiday rush. But until very recently, the company had not paid a cent for advertising.

Nov 20, 2013

U.S. retail sales rise solid 0.4 percent in October

WASHINGTON — An increase in shopping last month during the partial government shutdown suggests that the U.S. economy may be more resilient than some have thought. Retail sales increased 0.4 percent in October, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, after being flat the previous month. That jump shows that many consumers remain willing to spend as […]

Nov 12, 2013

Small Business Saturday popular with state’s main streets

Going small is getting big on Maryland’s main streets. In its fourth year, Small Business Saturday seems to be building momentum.

Nov 12, 2013

More and more, Thanksgiving becomes another shopping day

NEW YORK — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via’s mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall. Now, Via says she’ll never host Thanksgiving dinner for her relatives again. “They barely finished,” says the 28-year-old who lives in Boone, N.C. “They thanked me and left their plates […]

Nov 1, 2013

Wal-Mart not waiting on Black Friday or Cyber Monday to offer deals

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping. The world’s largest retailer is pulling forward by nearly a month seven big deals on items like TVs and tablets that were originally reserved for the day after Thanksgiving and so-called Cyber Monday. Shoppers were able to purchase the items online starting […]

Nov 29, 2012

Retailers report weak sales gains for November

NEW YORK — Black Friday was no match for Sandy. Major retailers such as Kohl’s, Target and Macy’s reported weak sales in November as a strong start to the holiday shopping season — including a good showing on the day after Thanksgiving — couldn’t offset the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy earlier in the month. […]

Nov 28, 2012

In-House Interrogatory

The in-house community has been talking Black Friday this week.

Nov 23, 2012

Earlier Black Friday kicks off shopping season

This year’s Black Friday shoppers were split into two distinct groups: those who wanted to fall into a turkey-induced slumber and those who’d rather shop instead. Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that’s named Black Friday because of retail folklore that it’s traditionally when merchants turn […]

Nov 22, 2012

In 3rd year, Small Business Saturday gains some traction

The holiday season is no time to exclude others. But three years ago, that’s exactly what officials at a major credit card company saw happening — at least in the world of shopping.

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