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January 3, 2013
Retailers report higher December sales
NEW YORK (AP) -- A last-minute surge in spending may have saved Christmas for stores. Major retailers such as Costco and Nordstrom on Thursday reported better-than-expected revenue in December. That comes as a relief for stores that can make up to 40 percent of their annual revenue...
January 3, 2013 - 11:24am
December 26, 2012
Shoppers disappoint retailers this holiday season
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. holiday sales so far this year have been the weakest since 2008, when the nation was in a deep recession. That puts pressure...
December 26, 2012 - 1:33pm
December 24, 2012
Subdued mood on the last holiday shopping weekend
ATLANTA (AP) -- Christmas shoppers thronged malls and pounced on discounts but apparently spent less this year, their spirits dampened by concerns about the economy and the aftermath of shootings and storms. Talk about more than just the usual job worries to cloud the mood: Confidence...
December 24, 2012 - 6:49am
November 21, 2012
MS. Simplicity blog: Use these tips for Black Friday shopping
November 21, 2012 - 8:55am
Letter: Don't reward the madness
To anyone concerned about the sanctity, health and well-being of our nation's families, I ask that anyone spending money on Christmas presents remember to reward those retail businesses that choose to remain closed on Thanksgiving Day. If we want to have any credibility as a...
November 21, 2012 - 12:06am
March 8, 2012
Color Me Green blog: Shop to reduce food waste
I read in a recent article that the United States generates more than 34 million tons of food waste each year, according to the EPA. Composting...
March 8, 2012 - 8:16am
February 11, 2012
Feel the Love
Valentine's Day, otherwise known as The Most Romantic Day of the Year, is only days away, and if you haven't found the perfect gift for that...
February 11, 2012 - 8:00am
January 25, 2012
J.C. Penney getting rid of hundreds of sales, cutting everyday prices instead
NEW YORK (AP) -- J.C. Penney is permanently marking down all of its merchandise by at least 40 percent so shoppers will no longer have to wait for a sale to get the lowest prices in its stores. Penney said today that it is getting rid of the hundreds of sales it offers each year...
January 25, 2012 - 9:22am
December 19, 2011
Olivia businesses use holiday season to say thanks
OLIVIA -- This marks the 20th anniversary of a unique holiday tradition offered by Olivia businesses. Along with the usual holiday events and...
December 19, 2011 - 5:04pm
November 25, 2011
Scrimp or splurge: Financial counselors advise a consumer reality check
WILLMAR -- Scrimp or splurge? As shoppers flock to the stores today for the holiday opener, financial counselors urge a reality check. Consumers...
November 25, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2010
Shoppers hit Willmar stores in search of a deal
WILLMAR -- It seems that few people can resist half-price wrapping paper or Christmas ornaments at 75 percent off. Post-Christmas shopping took...
December 27, 2010 - 12:00am
Turnout pleases store managers as holiday shopping season begins
WILLMAR -- Store managers were generally pleased as hundreds of people waited for doors to open as early as 3 a.m. Friday for the start of the...
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2010
Willmar stores report good shopping turnout
WILLMAR -- Store managers were generally pleased with the turnout of shoppers with dozens of people waiting for some stores to open as early...
November 26, 2010 - 10:47am
Thanksgiving sales bring shoppers, grumbles
NEW YORK - Not all Americans tucked into turkey with their families on Thanksgiving. Some were out shopping, hitting sales ahead of the crowds expected Friday. After a year of cautious spending and worry over an uncertain economy and high unemployment, more stores this year extended...
November 26, 2010 - 10:44am
November 19, 2010
Shopping opener this year: The early bird gets the deal
WILLMAR -- At Ken's Casuals in downtown Willmar, the holiday decorating was done and the finishing touches were being placed on the store's float...
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am