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January 3, 2013
Retailers report higher December sales
January 3, 2013 - 11:24am
December 26, 2012
In this Dec. 20 photo, a holiday shopper is reflected in a ornament handing from a large Christmas tree at Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif. U.S. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2008, after a shopping season disrupted by storms and rising uncertainty among consumers. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Shoppers disappoint retailers this holiday season
December 26, 2012 - 1:33pm
December 24, 2012
Subdued mood on the last holiday shopping weekend
December 24, 2012 - 6:49am
November 21, 2012
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MS. Simplicity blog: Use these tips for Black Friday shopping
November 21, 2012 - 8:55am
Letter: Don't reward the madness
November 21, 2012 - 12:06am
March 8, 2012
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Color Me Green blog: Shop to reduce food waste
March 8, 2012 - 8:16am
February 11, 2012
Dwight Barnes, owner of The Original Mr. B. Chocolatier in Willmar, shows off some of the Valentine chocolates, including the chocolate roses, above, and a box of chocolates, left. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Feel the Love
February 11, 2012 - 8:00am
January 25, 2012
J.C. Penney getting rid of hundreds of sales, cutting everyday prices instead
January 25, 2012 - 9:22am
December 19, 2011
Michelle Ramirez is surprised with a Corn Capital Cash gift by Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Standfuss.
Olivia businesses use holiday season to say thanks
December 19, 2011 - 5:04pm
November 25, 2011
As shoppers flock to the stores today for the holiday opener, financial counselors urge a reality check. Overspending can be a problem if shoppers don't have a plan. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Scrimp or splurge: Financial counselors advise a consumer reality check
November 25, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2010
Katelyn Visser of Willmar folds and sorts items Sunday on the sale tables at Vanity in the Kandi Mall in Willmar. Store managers say the shopping crowds picked up in the afternoon Sunday. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Shoppers hit Willmar stores in search of a deal
December 27, 2010 - 12:00am
Gary Williams, right, of Cullen's Home Center in Willmar, demonstrates the use of a television audio system Friday for customers Robert Endter, left, from Wisconsin, and Roger Heller of Olivia. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Turnout pleases store managers as holiday shopping season begins
November 27, 2010 - 12:00am
November 26, 2010
Shriner Ron Rosenboom of Willmar rings bells for the Salvation Army Friday in front WalMart in Willmar.
Willmar stores report good shopping turnout
November 26, 2010 - 10:47am
Thanksgiving sales bring shoppers, grumbles
November 26, 2010 - 10:44am
November 19, 2010
During her workday Wednesday at Target in Willmar, Stacy Neumeister makes sure that everything is in order in the aisles most beloved by the tots. Retailers are pulling out all the stops for the holiday shopping season, and the deals begin long before the traditional Black Friday after Thanksgiving. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Shopping opener this year: The early bird gets the deal
November 19, 2010 - 12:00am