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Super Saturday Expected To Top Black Friday Sales

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.

12/20/2014

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Good Question: Is Free Shipping Really Free?

With $61 billion of our online dollars up for grabs this holiday, many more retailers are offering free shipping this season.

12/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-26-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link above to head to DAVE’s PODCAST PAGE!

11/26/2014

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Survey: Minnesotans To Spend More Than $800 Per Household This Holiday

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.

11/19/2014

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L.L.Bean Opens Retail Store In Mall Of America

L.L.Bean customers in Minnesota no longer need to shop online for the popular outdoor gear.

11/14/2014

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Best Time To Shop On Black Friday

The crack of dawn isn’t the only option for Black Friday shopping.

10/31/2014

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After 10 Years, Minn. Business Makes Emotional Name Change

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.

07/13/2014

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Teen Unemployment Down, Summer Job Outlook Positive

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.

05/28/2014

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Target Expands Subscription Service Tenfold

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.

04/17/2014

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Eagan Outlet Center Nearly Fully Committed With Tenants

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.

01/23/2014

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Target Reveals Gift Card Snafu

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.

12/31/2013

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Scouting Out The Best Post-Christmas Sales

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.

12/26/2013

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12-23-13 Smell And Retail…Go Hand In Hand? On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear Scent Air discuss THE SMELL OF SUCCESS with John Hines!

12/23/2013

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Final Holiday Shopping Weekend Attracts Bargain Hunters, Procrastinators

With weather not posing a problem, shoppers flocked to their neighborhood malls and stores on Saturday to finish or, in many cases, begin their holiday shopping. According to retail analysts, Saturday is expected to be the busiest shopping day in the shortened season. And with just three days remaining until Christmas Day, many are finding deep discounts as retailers try to trim inventories. And it’s not just people getting presents under the tree. Leah Goldade of Lulu and Luigi’s Pet Boutique says business is brisk.

12/21/2013

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