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Shoppers Flood Stores To Return Gifts, Use Gift CardsStores were crowded on the Saturday after Christmas, but it was calm in the Tri-State Area.
Throng Goes Online To Shop For Cyber MondayThe Monday after Thanksgiving has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since 2010.
Shoppers Set Sights On Early Holiday SalesBlack Friday may still be six weeks away, but stores are already advertising holiday shopping sales.
Survey: Back-To-School Shopping Kicks Off 2 Months Before School StartsBelieve it or not, back-to-school shopping has already begun. Parents are getting the chore out of the way early, to take advantage of sales and make sure they get the goods before retailers sell out.
Chocolate Is Not Just For Lovers This Valentine's DayThe National Retail Federation said Americans spend more than $17 billion on Valentine’s Day, including $3 million on candy.
Stores Hoping For Last-Minute Holiday Shopping SpreeStores are hoping Americans who've been tight-fisted with their money will get the last-minute itch to buy in the final week of the holiday shopping season.
Friday Fades To Black, But Consumers Have Their Eyes On Cyber MondayBlack Friday 2013 was so big it couldn't fit into just one day. Holiday shoppers were out in full force Friday night. Some of the nation's biggest stores have been open since Thursday night.
Black Friday Shoppers Flock To Stores To Snag Best DealsWith Thanksgiving here and gone and Chanukah in full effect, the mad rush of the holiday shopping season officially kicks off with Black Friday.
Deals Already Hitting Stores To Make Up For Shortened Holiday Shopping Season This year, there are six fewer days to shop between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are four full shopping weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, compared with five last year.
Experts Offer Tips For Saving While Doing Back-To-School ShoppingThe National Retail Federation said the average family will spend about $700 this year on school supplies.
Temporary Deal Averts Strike By Longshoremen At East Coast PortsThe extension came after the union and an alliance of port operators and shipping lines resolved one of the stickier points in their months-long contract negotiations, involving royalty payments to the longshoremen for each container they unload.
Group: 'Super Saturday' Shopping In Herald Square Up Compared To Last YearThis year, the 34th Street Partnership counted 21,966 shopping bags. The group counted 17,290 bags last year, marking a 27 percent increase this year.
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