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Retail pessimism dashed away

Black Friday and weekend holiday sales were strong throughout the country and Colorado Springs was no exception. Traffic was heavy at the city’s shopping malls, and several stores reported higher sales this year than last. Independent shops also saw a surge of activity. Retailers cited several factors they believe created improvements. A strengthening economy, earlier… Continue Reading Retail pessimism dashed away

More shoppers will brave Black Friday crowds

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More than 152 million people plan to shop Black Friday weekend, an increase from last year’s total of 138 million people. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 74 million people say they will definitely hit stores, while another 77 million are waiting to see if the bargains are worth braving the colds… Continue Reading More shoppers will brave Black Friday crowds

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Toys ‘R’ Us to open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving

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Toys “R” Us stores will open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, one hour earlier than last year. It’s the latest in the Black Friday retail battle to one-up the competition. Wal-Mart moved its usual midnight opening to 10 p.m. this year, and Target stores bumped its opening up to midnight. Black Friday is the real… Continue Reading Toys ‘R’ Us to open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving

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Holiday sales strong, but are shoppers done?

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Holiday shoppers gave retailers a happy start to the traditional start of the holiday shopping season over the weekend, crowding stores and malls more than last year. Add strong spending earlier this month and robust sales online, and retailers head into “Cyber Monday” encouraged. Particularly because many shoppers were buying for themselves, in addition to… Continue Reading Holiday sales strong, but are shoppers done?

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Wal-Mart to match competitors Black Friday prices

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday it will match competitor prices beginning on Thanksgiving Day and running through the weekend, one of the most popular holiday shopping periods of the year. Retailers traditionally compete for shoppers’ dollars on the Friday after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, with early hours and special deals. This year, many are… Continue Reading Wal-Mart to match competitors Black Friday prices

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