| Nov 28, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Elbowing their way into malls this weekend for dolls, televisions and reindeer sweaters, shoppers probably will give little thought to how the future holiday presents got to retail shelves.
For U.S. imported products, about 40% sail through Southern...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:21 AM
Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday may be taking your place.
Although Black Friday deals get all of the hype — and most of those start on Thursday — Cyber Monday accounted for 42 percent of the overall sales during the Thanksgiving...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Andre Mosley was ready for an upgrade, and Thanksgiving night was the time to get one.
"I was second or third in line for a PlayStation 3 last year," the 18-year-old Newport News man said.
On Thursday, Mosley and his twin brother, Andrew, got in...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:03 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Decked out in matching uniforms — black, long-sleeved jerseys with "Santa Baby" on the front — Christy Horn and several relatives took a midmorning break from Black Friday shopping for a photo shoot in front of a mall Christmas tree display,...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:17 AM
The National Retail Federation has released its Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, giving us an idea of what the average American plans to spend to celebrate the season. Click through the photos to see how the dollars break down.
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Fewer customers plan to trek out to browse the sales on Thanksgiving this year, although millions of Americans will still shop over the Black Friday weekend, a study says.
More than 61% of consumers say they plan to shop either online or in brick-and-...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:28 PM
When the song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" was written in 1932, little did Depression-era Americans understand the prescience of the somewhat-creepy warning, "He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake."
Today those lyrics seem...
| Oct 25, 2014
Consumers may be thinking more about buying candy for Halloween than gifts for the holidays right now, but food-themed tree ornaments already sprout from a display at Sur La Table in Towson Town Center.
The glass ornaments — chocolate-covered...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:11 AM
Those who would rather choke on a wishbone than forgo pecan pie for Thanksgiving Day sales or venture into the Black Friday madness might be happy to hear that next weekend's deals may be just the tip of the iceberg.
"The 2014 holiday season is...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Halloween, the holiday that starts a two-month stretch of eating and spending time with family, means big business in Central Florida.
And with Halloween landing on a prime party night this year, the costume stores have been busy.