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Grey Is the New Black? 8 Takeaways On Holiday Shopping

David Sable | Posted 12.07.2015 | Business
David Sable

Knee-jerker spoiler alert: If you think that the key story and lesson of 2015 Holiday Shopping is increasing online sales, in all its iterations including mobile, go no further.

Black Friday Crowds Thin After U.S. Stores Open On Thanksgiving

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 11.27.2015 | Business

Crowds were thin at U.S. stores and shopping malls in the early hours of Friday, initial spot checks showed, as shoppers responded to early Black Frid...

Most Americans Think Stores Should Close For Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business

Seventy percent of Americans think retailers should close their doors on Thanksgiving Day, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. Just 12 percent think tha...

These Photos Show The Sad Reality Of What Thanksgiving Has Become

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business

Thought Thanksgiving was about coming together with family and being grateful for what you have? Think again. It seems the holiday is becoming more ab...

Black Friday Shoppers Brawl Over Barbies, TVs, Bargains

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.28.2014 | Crime

All's fair in love and ... shopping? As Black Friday bargain hunters continue to swarm stores across the country in their attempt to snag the best ...

Jillian Berman

The New Black Friday Means Lines But Less Frenzy At Kmart, Sears | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business

DES PLAINES, Ill. -- "Be safe everybody," a Kmart worker instructed customers here as they filed into the store at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, looking...

Black Friday Crowds Thin After Thanksgiving Shopping Rush

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin early on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush ...

Impress Your Relatives With These 7 Thanksgiving Anecdotes

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business

Talking about the weather and football probably gets you through family dinner on Thursday. Still, you're never far from someone's rabid partisan rant...

Black Friday Shoppers Are Not Villains

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Elizabeth Barnett

We've all seen it on the internet, in television and probably on the radio. Black Friday shoppers are made to look like selfish idiots. I just want to take a moment though to explain why Black Friday shoppers are not villains.

Jillian Berman

The Term 'Black Friday' Has Lost All Meaning | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business

Black Friday is not just a single day anymore. In the past few years, U.S. retailers have stretched "Black Friday," which once meant the day after...

Fewer People Plan To Shop On Thanksgiving This Year

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 11.20.2014 | Business

Could the country's biggest box stores be losing their so-called "War on Thanksgiving"? Fewer Americans plan to spend their turkey day shopping thi...

Ready, Set, Shop!

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business

By Dhanya Skariachan and Lisa Baertlein Nov 28 (Reuters) - Some early U.S. shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving Day in search of ...

Deeper Heart Connections or Deeper Shopping Discounts -- What Will You Choose?

HeartMath LLC | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

Retailers would rather we open our wallets before our hearts. One motivating factor is the fact that there are less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, as well as retailers being nervous about consumer spending and overall concern about the economy.

Just Say No to Black Thanksgiving

Dion Rabouin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

It's happened. The hollow specter of American overindulgence and insatiable consumerism has now swallowed not only the day of our Lord's birth, but even another supposedly sacrosanct American holiday.

If You Shop on Thanksgiving, You Are Part of the Problem

Matt Walsh | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Matt Walsh

That's our entire economic system: buy things. Everybody buy. It doesn't matter what you buy. Just buy. How appropriate, then, that a holiday created by our ancestors as an occasion to give thanks for what they had, now morphs into a frenzied consumerist ritual where we descend upon shopping malls to accumulate more things we don't need.

8 Big Retailers Open On Thanksgiving

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business

Holiday shoppers are expected to spend about 3.9% more this year than they did last year, according to a National Retail Federation estimate. And in o...

10 Stores That Have Already Killed Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.12.2013 | Business

The Black Friday frenzy is once again creeping into Thanksgiving with an unprecedented number of stores planning to open earlier than ever right smack...

Advocacy Groups Boycott Cyber Monday Over Warehouse 'Sweatshop-Like Working Conditions'

Posted 11.26.2012 | Impact

Not everyone is a fan of holiday deals. While shoppers have prepped their PayPal accounts and browser bookmarks for Cyber Monday, activist groups ...

Giving Tuesday -- What the Season of Giving Really Means

Jean Case | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Jean Case

Let's reclaim the spirit of season by supporting Giving Tuesday on November 27. While you're standing in long cash register lines, placing an online order or waiting for your gifts to be delivered, take a break from shopping and join this important movement.

Black Friday Brings All Shoppers Out...Even The Pregnant Ones | Posted 11.22.2011 | Parents

Under most circumstances, pregnant women get special treatment: a seat on a crowded bus, closer parking spots at shopping malls or a bump to the head ...