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November 30, 2015
Target, the fourth largest U.S. retailer, said it was working to restore to full functionality after heavy traffic Monday knocked the website offline. (REUTERS)
Heavy Cyber Monday traffic knocks offline
November 30, 2015 - 11:04am
November 27, 2015
Jeff and Crystal Feuerhelm of Montevideo shop for gifts 6:15 a.m. Friday at Runnings in Willmar. Their three children were staying with their grandma. Thanksgiving Day sales and online options have drawn consumers away from Black Friday shopping this year. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
VIDEO: Black Friday crowds fall short
November 27, 2015 - 10:38pm
October 5, 2015
Deals start early as retailers gear up for potentially difficult shopping season
October 5, 2015 - 11:31am
November 30, 2014
TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton
Jeanie Ronneberg, left, talks with designer Katie Morgan while browsing at Interior Design Studio on Small Business Saturday in downtown Willmar. The National Retail Federation says spending over the holiday weekend in stores was down from last year, but a retail analysis firm said online sales rose Thursday and Friday. The National Retail Federation stuck to its forecast for retail sales overall to rise 4.1 percent this holiday season.
Holiday weekend store sales fall on early discounts, online growth
November 30, 2014 - 10:32pm
November 28, 2014
‘Shop small’: Locally owned businesses hope holiday shoppers keep buying today
November 28, 2014 - 11:44pm
November 27, 2014
TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton 
Programmable coffee makers, slow cookers, 10-speed blenders and deep fryers were “flying off the shelf” within minutes of the 5 p.m. Thursday opening at JCPenney in Willmar’s Kandi Mall.
Bargain hunters begin the hunt for deals Thanksgiving evening
November 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
January 9, 2014
Discounts slam retailers' holiday season profits
January 9, 2014 - 2:08pm
December 26, 2013
U.S. holiday sales better than last year: MasterCard Advisors
December 26, 2013 - 2:31pm
December 24, 2013
The last-minute holiday shoppers at area stores on Monday were mostly male customers, and one of the owners of Elmquist Jewelers said that is the norm. In fact, some men do the same thing every year and seem to enjoy the excitement of the time crunch. Kevin Hanson, left, is assisted Monday by Greta Marti at Elmquist Jewelers in downtown Willmar as he shops for a Pandora charm. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Shoppers in last-minute rush at area retailers
December 24, 2013 - 7:00am
December 16, 2013
Snowstorm unlikely to hurt holiday sales, analysts say
December 16, 2013 - 7:59am
December 9, 2013
Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office Reservist Jennifer Williams, right, shops Sunday evening at Walmart in Willmar with Jimena Vela, 9, during the annual Shop With a Cop event. The law enforcement volunteers help the participating children shop for Christmas presents to give to their family members. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Kids shop with cops to find Christmas gifts for family
December 9, 2013 - 3:13am
December 2, 2013
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
December 2, 2013 - 12:30pm
Holiday weekend sales dip on discounts; e-commerce jumps
December 2, 2013 - 7:24am
November 26, 2013
Veronica Torres and other workers in the Tribune mailroom insert ads Thursday that were distributed in Saturday’s paper. The same process has been under way for about a week to prepare Black Friday ads for the Wednesday paper. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Local guide to holiday shopping on its way: Tribune’s Wednesday edition is super-sized
November 26, 2013 - 6:53am
Holiday shopping doesn't have to break the bank. Make a budget and start early so that you're not pressed to make last-minute decisions. (Tribune photo/
Take control of holiday spending: Finance counselor says make a budget, start shopping early
November 26, 2013 - 2:59am