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Black Friday (shopping)

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  • October retail sales beat forecasts: Happy holidays after all?

    October retail sales beat forecasts: Happy holidays after all?
    Retailers are going into the Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas shopping season with a smaller degree of panic after government data showed better-than-expected sales in October. Retail sales jumped 0.4% last month, according to the U.S. Census...
  • Toys R Us to pay $180,000 to settle lawsuit alleging overcharging

    Toys R Us to pay $180,000 to settle lawsuit alleging overcharging
    The parent company of Toys R Us and Babies R Us agreed to pay nearly $180,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the retailers overcharged Southland shoppers, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The Wayne, N.J., business...
  • NLRB: Gift cards paid to 2012 Black Friday strikers were legal

    NLRB: Gift cards paid to 2012 Black Friday strikers were legal
    As organizers prepare for what they bill as the largest Black Friday protests to date, the National Labor Relations Board recently said that the practice of paying Wal-Mart strikers last year with $50 gift cards was legal.  The decision came as...
  • Consumer confidence rebounds, hits five-month high

    Consumer confidence rebounds, hits five-month high
    Consumer confidence unexpectedly rebounded in December to a five-month high after slumping in recent months partly due to the partial government shutdown, according to a Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary reading.  The widely watched...
  • Holiday season sales rise but foot traffic slides

    Holiday season sales rise but foot traffic slides
    Santa slacked off during the holidays, delivering a solidly so-so season for retailers. Shoppers were less impressed and more careful during the season compared with the previous one, doing their research before picking through shelves of uninspiring...
  • Who checks in stores before buying online? Everyone, says one study

    Who checks in stores before buying online? Everyone, says one study
    Showrooming: It’s a retail phenomenon that brick-and-mortar chains have hustled to shut down, in which shoppers check out products in person before buying them online at a discount. It’s a tactic that 100% of consumers have used at least...
  • November retail sales weak despite all-out Black Friday efforts

    November retail sales weak despite all-out Black Friday efforts
    Retailers pulled no punches in November, slashing prices, opening during the Thanksgiving holiday, blitzing online shoppers with deals well before Black Friday and offering perks such as price-matching and free shipping. But all their efforts couldn&...
  • Black Friday-ish: Kmart kicks off Thanksgiving shopping at 6 a.m.

    Black Friday-ish: Kmart kicks off Thanksgiving shopping at 6 a.m.
    The streets were dark and empty at 5:30 a.m. in Burbank — except at Kmart, where a few dozen shoppers in hoodies, fleece and boots huddled against an exterior wall waiting to be let inside. With a 6 a.m. opening time, the retailer is kicking off a...
  • Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving

    Black Friday keeps growing: Target, Toys R Us to open on Thanksgiving
    At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening. In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
  • Staples opens on Thanksgiving instead of Black Friday

    Falling in line behind the likes of Macy’s, J.C. Penney, OfficeMax, Kmart and more, Staples is joining the horde of retailers opening its doors on Thanksgiving without bothering to wait for Black Friday. The office supply chain will open on the...
  • On Black Friday, repair instead of buy, say Patagonia and iFixit

    On Black Friday, repair instead of buy, say Patagonia and iFixit
    Some 140 million people plan to shop on Thanksgiving and Black Friday all the way through next weekend, but outdoor apparel company Patagonia Inc. said it hopes the crowds will refrain from buying all-new items. Instead, the Ventura-based retailer wants...
  • Kmart's 41-hour Black Friday to start at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving

    Sears Holdings Corp. is joining the stampede of retailers opening doors to bargain hunters on Thanksgiving instead of waiting for Black Friday. The company said Monday that its namesake brand will welcome patrons at 8 p.m. on Turkey Day and keep the...