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  • Holiday Shopping: Big Box Stores vs. Small Retailers

    November 23, 2011 9:58 PM

    Once the Thanksgiving feast is put away and the dishes are washed, some folks are heading out the door to shop. This year, some of the chain stores are opening as early as 9 p.m. tomorrow night to a get a jump start on the Black Friday rush. Smaller... more »
  • Holiday shopping makes retailers merry

    December 30, 2009 8:32 PM

    Some local retailers are thankful after an encouraging holiday shopping season. A report by Mastercard advisors', Spendingpulse, which tracks all payment forms, shows retail sales rose 3.6 percent from November 1st through December 24th.That's compared to a 2.3 percent drop one year ago. After a grim forecast shoppers and retailers... more »
  • Holiday sales up from last year

    December 30, 2009 4:50 PM

    This holiday season shoppers didn't hold back because of the economy. That's according to the latest figures, released by Mastercard Advisors' Spendingpulse, which tracks all payment forms. The report says retail sales rose 3.6 percent from November 1 through December 24. Compare these numbers with a 2.3 percent drop a... more »
  • Retailers prepare for Black Friday

    November 25, 2009 8:51 PM

    Retailers are forecasting a shopping rush this Black Friday. But, this year they're making some changes to keep you safe. Last year's trampling death of a New York Wal-mart employee, and a shooting inside of a Palm Desert Toys R Us, on the day after Thanksgiving, have increased concerns about... more »

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