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… Continue reading Former Mayoral Candidate Taking Part In Black Friday Boycott
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… Continue reading Retailers, Shoppers Braced for Black Friday
In some cases, the sales didn’t begin on Black Friday, but the night before as several retailers had late Thanksgiving hours.
Brian Noe, manager at Playthings Toy Shoppe in St. Matthews, says there are a variety of hot items this year.
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… Continue reading Shoppers Flood Malls for Black Friday
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.
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… Continue reading Holiday Shoppers Invade Malls and Stores
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… Continue reading KY Retailers Anxiously Await Shopping Season