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  • Port of Virginia tonnage, revenue up in November

    Port of Virginia tonnage, revenue up in November
    Despite being past peak-season, container cargo import and exports continue to post month-over-month gains at the Port of Virginia. The Virginia Port Authority, which operates terminals in Portsmouth, Newport News and Norfolk, said Monday a total of...
  • Starbucks sees big Christmas Eve sales in the cards

    Procrastinators: Starbucks thanks you. The coffee giant anticipates a record number of gift cards to be bought on Christmas Eve as people race to get their holiday shopping done. Last year, more than 2 million cards were sold on Christmas Eve — an...
  • Activation fees for gift cards are tough to justify

    Why does it cost $4 to activate a gift card? Encino resident Carol Powell, 67, posed that question to me after being told by a Target cashier about the cost for getting a $25 prepaid card up and running. Powell planned to give the card to a low-income...
  • Retailers preparing for Super Saturday

    Retailers preparing for Super Saturday
    It is time to panic. Procrastinators who spent the last two months rolling their eyes at holiday promotions that began on Halloween and avoiding the Black Friday crowds are facing the final shopping rush. And retailers are striving to meet them where...
  • Cyber Monday spending growth slows

    Cyber Monday spending growth slows
    Cyber Monday sales growth is slowing as consumers embrace the convenience of online shopping, spreading out their purchases instead of being lured by one-day specials. Internet holiday shopping rose 8.5 percent on Cyber Monday, typically the busiest day...
  • Enough with the tiaras, tulle and Princess marketing

    I've had enough. It's high time I launch a personal crusade against fluff. Wielding shield and a finely honed shopping instinct for the fake and the false, I've adopted a rallying cry: There's more to life than being a princess. Really. I'm waging war...
  • Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas

    Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas
    As gas prices continue to descend to some of their lowest levels in more than five years, area consumers are beginning to loosen the strings on their purses, according to a recent federal report. Strong to moderate job and wage growth in October and...
  • Best Days For Holiday Deals? Green Monday and Super Saturday

    Best Days For Holiday Deals? Green Monday and Super Saturday
    With Thanksgiving Day discounts, Black Friday door busters, Small Business Saturday specials and Cyber Monday savings all in the rear view mirror, are there any deals ahead for December shoppers? Count on it, say consumer experts. Two of the season's...
  • What is Green Monday?

    What is Green Monday?
    So what exactly is Green Monday?  Green Monday, the second Monday in December, is yet another online shopping holiday coined by retailers to spark consumer excitement.  “It’s not as big as Cyber Monday, but it’s bigger than Black...
  • How to give—and spend—gift cards

    How to give—and spend—gift cards
    Yes, we know you want a gift card for Christmas. At least, the National Retail Federation says you do. The go-to present for distant uncles everywhere is the most requested holiday gift item eight years running, according to research from the industry...
  • Fewer shoppers say they'll be out on Thanksgiving

    Fewer shoppers say they'll be out on Thanksgiving
    Despite many retailers' plans to open their doors earlier on Thanksgiving Day, fewer consumers say they expect to shop during the holiday this year than last, possibly an indication that improved economic conditions means people are less desperate for the...