| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Despite extra time to shop as more retailers opened for business on Thanksgiving Day, consumers spent less money this year during the first four days of the official start of the holiday shopping season, according to a survey released Sunday by the...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Even hard-core shoppers might not know the Saturday after Thanksgiving has an official retail-related name.
But scores of independent merchants in the Baltimore area did their part Saturday to get the "Shop Small" message out for the fourth annual Small...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Retail sales will be up slightly this holiday season compared to last year, according to ShopperTrak.
The firm that measures store traffic is calling for a 2.4 percent increase in sales in November and December. That's a slower pace than last year, when...
| Nov 25, 2012
Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 6:04 PM
Things I'd rather be doing than watching "Glee" on Thanksgiving night: 1) Watching the Patriots and the Jets (generally speaking, I can't stand Cry Baby Brady, but he's my fantasy QB, so I need him to crush the Jets.); 2) Watching the Michael Jackson...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Organizers of Maryland's tax-free shopping week are aiming to give back-to-school buying in August the kind of boost that Black Friday gives to holiday spending each fall.
Now in its fourth year, the annual tax holiday gives consumers a break on the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:47 AM
My oldest son turned 16 last month, and I took a day off from work to spend it with him. It was also my plan to get his learner's permit. I thought a trip to the Motor Vehicle Administration would make a great birthday present, and it would afford us some...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Domingo Catalan powered through the Thanksgiving night crowds to get his children toys. He methodically checked all the boxes on his relatives' wish lists on Black Friday. And before he goes to work as a data analyst for a government contractor on Cyber...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 9:13 PM
The sun was barely creeping over the horizon on Thanksgiving morning, but already hundreds of cars were parked outside the Boscov's store at White Marsh Mall as shoppers hustled in and bustled out — getting a pre-turkey jump on Black Friday.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Many of the Mall in Columbia retailers are opening their doors at 12 a.m. on Black Friday. Below is the full list of retailers opening at the stroke of midnight:
77Kids by American Eagle, A Christmas to Remember, Aeropostale, ALDO, ALDO Accessories,...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Ask bookstore owner Benn Ray which he prefers, Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, and he will give you a straight answer.
"I prefer the one that's going to bring in the most money," said Ray, president of the Hampden Village Merchants...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 3:18 PM
It's official. Final numbers on Cyber Monday online retail spending are in. Sales not only beat last year's but set an online record.
Ecommerce sales on the Monday after Thankgiving reached $1.47 billion, a 17 percent jump compared with Cyber Monday...