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  • Holiday shoppers are splurging on pet gifts

    Holiday shoppers are splurging on pet gifts
    Eric Bouffard and Tamiko Manago were suffering through that familiar Christmas ritual: coaxing their little one to look into the camera while perched on Santa's lap. "Right here, Charlie! Look here, Charlie!" Manago implored one recent night at Westside...
  • For Fido and friends, no shortage of holiday gifts

     For Fido and friends, no shortage of holiday gifts
    Bella the Shih Tzu has it pretty good. The 6-year-old rescue gets picked up weekly for a grooming appointment at Lincoln Park pet boutique Barker and Meowsky. He has seven sweaters, some of them cashmere, and four beds in various rooms around his owner'...
  • Last-minute shoppers hit Central Florida stores

    Last-minute shoppers hit Central Florida stores
    Brandon McGee needed a gift for his girlfriend on Christmas Eve and because he's only 15, he also had to have a ride to the Altamonte Mall. "I had to get my dad and brother here somehow, so I just bought tickets to see "The Hobbit," said McGee of...
  • Last-minute Christmas shoppers push online, mall traffic

    Last-minute Christmas shoppers push online, mall traffic
    Luis Olmeda stood outside the Zumiez store at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg beside a stroller stuffed with bags from J.C. Penney and Vans. He carried his 1-year-old daughter, Natalia, because a new Pintail longboard skateboard sat where she normally would....
  • Central Florida shoppers snap up after Christmas deals

     Central Florida shoppers snap up after Christmas deals
    Christmas is 364 days away, but that wasn't stopping Central Florida shoppers from spending Friday preparing for Santa Claus' next visit. "I want to change the color theme next year," said Jessica Powers, standing in the crowded holiday decoration...
  • Big discounts, crowds, return fraud expected with post-Christmas sales

    Big discounts, crowds, return fraud expected with post-Christmas sales
    Retailers girded themselves for the second busiest shopping day of the year, but the day after Christmas is also known for something less beneficial to the bottom line: hordes of returns. Americans were expected to throng stores to give back unwanted...
  • Shoppers In Post-Christmas Rush Say They Had More Money To Spend This Year

    Shoppers In Post-Christmas Rush Say They Had More Money To Spend This Year
    The sun-splashed sidewalks were busy, if not mobbed, at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk on the day after Christmas, the traditional start of the post-holiday rush of returns, bargain hunting and gift-card spending. "We've got gift cards burning...
  • Bullish holiday shoppers are eager to spend

    Bullish holiday shoppers are eager to spend
    Holiday shoppers were back in force Friday, clutching gift cards, searching for deals, returning unwanted presents and feeling pretty good about the year ahead. Each year, Erin Neubauer, 45, spends the day after Christmas buying ornaments with her...
  • What's in a name? Black Friday, explained

    In the weeks and days before Black Friday comes, there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation. Shoppers crowd the stores hoping for the year’s best deals. Retailers stock the shelves hoping for the year’s best bottom line....
  • Online sales up 14 percent during holidays

    Though retailers are still calculating their holiday performance, online shopping, and particularly mobile shopping, surged in popularity during the recent holiday period, according to a new report. Online sales grew 13.9 percent from Nov. 1 to Dec....
  • FedEx, UPS and Postal Service scramble to cope with peak holiday shipping days

    FedEx, UPS and Postal Service scramble to cope with peak holiday shipping days
    Inside FedEx Corp.'s sorting facility, mechanical arms whir within a labyrinth of buzzing blue and yellow machinery. Cardboard boxes drop onto a conveyor belt with a thud, zipping down the line to be sorted before making it to shoppers' doorsteps for...