Analysis: Did smarter shopping kill Black Friday?
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shopping at Walmart stores across the United States reached a fever pitch at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, when employees across the United States ripped the plastic off doorbuster displays of heavily discounted merchandise.
More retailers are serving cocktails in stores
Over the past year, Nordstrom (JWN) has doubled its food-service operations that include a full bar, opening six new lounges and restaurants. Handcrafted, seasonal cocktails at new lounge Habitant -- situated in the middle of the shopping floor in Seattle ...
U.S. Thanksgiving shopping binge brings Black Friday hangover
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. retailers' controversial choice to kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season early, on Thanksgiving, may not pay off as much as they had hoped. Eager to entice cautious consumers, especially with six fewer shopping days ...
Americans kick off first holiday shopping weekend
(AP) - Millions of Americans turned out as the holiday buying season started earlier this year on Thanksgiving Day. But there's still a lot of shopping left. While figures aren't yet available on how many people shopped on the first two days of ...
Record Holiday Shopping Weekend for Kindle
AMZN—Amazon today announced that this holiday shopping weekend was the best ever for Kindle, with customers purchasing more Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers than ever before. Additionally, Kindle Fire HDX 7” and Kindle Fire HD were ...
Westfield to buy remaining 50 percent in World Trade Center for $800 million
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Shopping mall giant Westfield Group said on Thursday it would buy the remaining 50 percent interest in New York's World Trade Center for $800 million, which will make the company the sole owner of the shopping mall.
Supermarket bromance: More men are shopping
An increasing number of men are sharing grocery responsibilities, while some are even taking on a majority of the shopping load. Manhattan resident Dave Fasano thoroughly enjoys grocery shopping and views what some consider a mundane chore as fun and ...
Thanksgiving shopping? Not in states that ban it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Shoppers won't be lining up for Thanksgiving Day deals at stores in Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. They can't. It's the legacy of so-called "blue laws," which prohibit large supermarkets, big box stores and ...
Americans kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon
(AP) - The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint. More than a dozen major U.S. retailers stayed open for 24 hours or more on Thanksgiving Day through Black Friday, and crowds formed early and often over the two days.
Holiday shopping season begins on Thanksgiving
NEW YORK (AP) - Shoppers gobbled turkey, but saved the pumpkin pie for later on Thanksgiving Day. As more than a dozen major retailers from Target to Toys R Us opened on Thanksgiving, shoppers across the country got a jump start on holiday shopping.
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