United Parcel Service says its worldwide holiday season package volume is expected to be up about six percent over last year, and the company expects a record number of parcels to be processed at the UPS Worldport sorting hub in Louisville. UPS relies on an army of part-time workers to handle the holiday rush. The… Continue reading UPS Holiday Business Exceeds 2010 Volume
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
Reanna Smith-Hamblin with the Better Business Bureau in Louisville says for online shoppers concerned about the risk of identity theft, it’s generally easy to determine whether you’re putting your information on a secure site.
In some cases, the sales didn’t begin on Black Friday, but the night before as several retailers had late Thanksgiving hours.
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