Friday is the second-busiest shopping day of the year. Jenna Roering’s birthday isn’t until Dec. 30, but she’s picking out her birthday gift with her mom early at Rosedale Center in Roseville. “My mom said there’s a lot of sales the day after Christmas, so we came here today,” Roering said.
Sales this Saturday could beat Black Friday sales for the first time in a decade. The day is known as Super Saturday. It’s the last Saturday to shop before Christmas.
With $61 billion of our online dollars up for grabs this holiday, many more retailers are offering free shipping this season.
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A widely regarded survey of Twin Cities consumers says we’ll be spending more this holiday season. The University of St. Thomas survey says holiday shoppers will spend on average about $868 per household.
L.L.Bean customers in Minnesota no longer need to shop online for the popular outdoor gear.
The crack of dawn isn’t the only option for Black Friday shopping.
A Minnesota business that has stores throughout the country is about to get a new name. Hot Mama will change its name Monday, but WCCO got a peak at the new logo Sunday night. Not to mention an explanation of the surprising reason behind the change, and what it means to an owner so closely connected to the original name.
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development officials say the summer job outlook for teens is looking pretty good this year. DEED Jobs Analyst Oriane Casale says the unemployment rate for teens in Minnesota is down substantially from the last two years.
Target is vastly expanding the goods that are available to order by subscription as it fends off its biggest non-traditional retail rival, Amazon.com. The nation’s second-largest discounter first dabbled with subscriptions last September, trying to win over haggard parents with 150 baby care products.
The Eagan Outlet Center is nearly complete — with tenants, that is. Paragon Outlet Partners, the retail real estate development firm working on the project, announced Thursday that tenant space is now 90 percent complete.
Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season. The nation’s second-largest discount retailer said Tuesday that an unidentified number of gift cards sold over the holidays were not properly activated.
Shoppers wanting to save a few bucks can find big savings during the after-Christmas sales. According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales this holiday season were down 3.5 percent. But stores are still expected to come out ahead for the year, thanks in part to post-Christmas deals.
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