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  • Target to open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving

    Not to be beat by Walmart's plans for Black Friday sales, Target will open on Thanksgiving night too, at 9 p.m. Walmart said last week it will start the holiday rush at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, its earliest Black Friday opening ever. Today, Target said...
  • Stores entice Black Friday shoppers with earlier openings, more sales

    Stores entice Black Friday shoppers with earlier openings, more sales
    Consumers have come to expect the deep discounts that define Black Friday, but retailers hope to entice shoppers this year with more choices in how and when they buy. Responding to what they say is consumer demand, retailers have pushed store openings...
  • Halloween's fiendish fun translates into big bucks

    Halloween's fiendish fun translates into big bucks
    The National Retail Federation says Halloween will be an $8 billion industry this year, with seven in 10 Americans celebrating and spending an average of nearly $80 per person on costumes, candy and decorations. Don't believe it? Look no farther than...
  • Scaring up interest, and business, for Halloween

    Scaring up interest, and business, for Halloween
    The National Retail Federation says Halloween will be an $8 billion industry this year, with seven in 10 Americans celebrating and spending an average of nearly $80 per person on costumes, candy and decorations. Shoppers were already on the prowl for...
  • Editorial: Consider expanding tax break for school supplies, too

    It may be unseemly, when given a gift, to ask for more. But for struggling families, it would be nice to get more with regard to the Maryland's August gift to shoppers — a week to buy clothing without sales tax. Maryland Tax Free Week ended Aug....
  • Baltimore running store owner stars in national retail campaign

    If you've never heard of Baltimorean Jim Adams, the National Retail Federation is hoping you will soon, thanks to a promotional campaign by the trade group. Adams owns Falls Road Running Store on Falls Road. A full page advertisement featuring a photo of...
  • Maryland laws allow Orioles, others to say, 'Stay out'

    Maryland laws allow Orioles, others to say, 'Stay out'
    Unless he's wearing Batman underwear and a cape, Mark Harvey — who usually dresses for Orioles games in a team ballcap and jeans — would be difficult to pick out of a crowd. That's why he attracted little attention Thursday as he walked...
  • Baltimore among areas hardest hit by organized retail crime

    Baltimore is among the regions hardest-hit by organized retail crime, a growing national problem in which gangs steal and sell goods, a retail trade group reported Tuesday. A survey by the National Retail Federation shows that almost no retailer is...
  • Got a gift card you don't use or want? Sell it

    Got a gift card you don't use or want? Sell it
    We want gift cards and like to give them, but for some reason we don't always use them and wind up wasting billions of dollars. A recent poll by Consumer Reports, for instance, found that one-quarter of people who received a card as a holiday gift last...
  • Retailers hope back-to-school season will boost spending

    Retailers hope back-to-school season will boost spending
    It's the height of summer, but inside many Baltimore-area stores, fall has arrived. While shoppers sorted through racks of discounted shorts and tank tops, retailers at White Marsh Mall began displaying school backpacks and uniforms. Area Target stores...
  • Your guide to Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday

    Your guide to Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday
    It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers. The three-day "tax holiday" falls just before the start of school, which is Aug. 11 in Seminole County...
  • National Retail Federation names Sen. Mark Warner a Legislator of the Year

    National Retail Federation names Sen. Mark Warner a Legislator of the Year
    The National Retail Federation named Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., as its Legislators of the Year. The awards presentation was made during the Retail Advocates Summit, according to a news release. “We thank Sen. Warner...