Black Friday

Former independent mayoral candidate Jackie Green is joining Buy Nothing Day to highlight sustainability and over-consumption.

The annual event is an international day of protest against purchasing items on Black Friday, which marks the beginning of Christmas shopping season. Social justice activists supporting the demonstration have gained more attention this year due in part to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Green owns the Bike Couriers Bike Shops. He says the three locations will be closed today to highlight the need to rein in consumption. [click to continue…]

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Retailers, Shoppers Braced for Black Friday

by Rick Howlett November 24, 2011

Retailers in Louisville and elsewhere are planning earlier hours and more bargains to entice shoppers into stores on this Black Friday weekend, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. Some stores aren’t waiting until Friday to bring in customers, throwing open their doors Thanksgiving night. The National Retail Federation says more than 150 million […]

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Black Friday Blitz Begins Thursday At Some Stores

by Rick Howlett November 26, 2010

In some cases, the sales didn’t begin on Black Friday, but the night before as several retailers had late Thanksgiving hours.

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Retailers Brace For Black Friday Shoppers

by Rick Howlett November 24, 2010

Brian Noe, manager at Playthings Toy Shoppe in St. Matthews, says there are a variety of hot items this year.

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Shoppers Flood Malls for Black Friday

by scrosby November 27, 2009

It’s one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and economists are watching Black Friday sales to see how Americans are going to spend money this Christmas. Heather Edge with Green Tree Mall in Clarksville, Indiana says the number of shoppers today and the number of packages they’re buying seem to be about the […]

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Louisville Shoppers Flood Malls, Despite Economy

by kespeland November 28, 2008

On this Friday after Thanksgiving, known to retailers as Black Friday, shoppers packed Louisville’s store corridors. That’s despite news of the anemic economy.

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Holiday Shoppers Invade Malls and Stores

by Rick Howlett November 28, 2008

Retailers in the Louisville area are hoping for a busy holiday shopping season despite a slumping economy. Early bird shoppers were out in force Friday morning across the region, including Greentree Mall in Clarksville, Indiana, where Heather Hoffman is Senior Marketing Manager. “We actually opened the mall at 4:00am, and we had a pajama lounge […]

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KY Retailers Anxiously Await Shopping Season

by Rick Howlett November 26, 2008

Many Kentucky retailers says they’ll consider the upcomining holiday shopping season a success if they can just do as well as they did last year. Jan Gould of the Kentucky Retail Federation predicts the commonwealth’s merchants will fare better than much of the nation. “We haven’t seen the same kinds of economic problems, at least […]

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