| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:44 AM
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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:14 AM
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...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Remember when, on Black Friday, stores would actually wait to open their doors on Friday? This year, Macy’s will continue the shift away from that tradition when most of its stores open their doors at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:57 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 7:23 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Around dinnertime on Thanksgiving, Joni Adams-Akita was thinking of her grandchildren.
But not while sitting with her family in front of a turkey. The 54-year-old Pasadena retiree was hovering near the jewelry counter at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, waiting...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:52 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:34 AM
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&...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Despite heavy rain in some parts of the Southland, shoppers still turned out at malls early Friday, although crowds appeared significantly thinner than on Thanksgiving night.
At the Grove, a line had formed down the block for the 7 a.m. opening of...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The chants began around 11:30 a.m.
“Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart, you can’t hide, we can see your ugly side!" "Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart, you’re no good, treat your workers like you should." "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!"...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Bargain-hunting shoppers on Cyber Monday broke consumption records, making the online shopping bonanza the biggest e-commerce day in history, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
Online sales surged 20.6% compared with the same day...