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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
December 23, 2009
Christmas nears, but shoppers are far from done
The nature of the shoppers in Willmar started to change Tuesday. "Today's the first day of the season I've noticed a sense of urgency," said...
December 23, 2009 - 12:00am
November 27, 2009
Waiting for the good buy
November 27, 2009 - 10:20am
November 21, 2009
Retailers optimistic about holiday sales
The two women leaving the Kandi Mall in Willmar last Saturday afternoon were laden down with three shopping bags apiece. "I worked up a sweat,"...
November 21, 2009 - 7:30am
November 10, 2009
A season to save: Retailers cutting deep into prices to draw business
FARGO, N.D. -- It's already the season for holiday deals with many local retailers discounting prices now instead of waiting for Black Friday,...
November 10, 2009 - 12:00am
October 24, 2009
Letter: Don't rush the season
I am really concerned about why stores have to put out Christmas stuff out before Thanksgiving. Christmas is a very important holiday. But Thanksgiving is also a very important holiday. It is the day to give thanks for everything we have during the year. If Christmas is out way before...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 19, 2008
Specialty retailers find success during the holiday season
WILLMAR -- Specialty retailers are finding success in selling different or unusual gift items during the holiday season at the Kandi Mall in...
December 19, 2008 - 12:00am
November 29, 2008
Black Friday shoppers fill local stores
WILLMAR -- If Rip Van Winkle awakened from his long slumber on the morning of Black Friday to go shopping in Willmar, he would have thought there...
November 29, 2008 - 12:00am