Any parent knows how tough it to shop with young children. And every retailer knows how tough it is to lure shoppers into their brick-and-mortar stores. Target and Google have teamed up to create an in-store interactive video game that will attract shoppers with kids. That game is being rolled out Thursday in only four Target stores nationwide, including one in Roseville.
Holiday shoppers are taking some extra precautions this year after a number of companies reported data breaches. Dave Brennan is a marketing professor at St. Thomas. He told WCCO Radio’s Roshini Rajkumar that people are being more careful.
About 5 million credit and debit cards out of the approximately 40 million whose information was stolen in a massive Target data breach have been used to make fraudulent purchases. The Wall Street Journal says that translates to about 10 to 15 percent of the accounts that were compromised late last year.
American shoppers say they are very concerned about the safety of their personal information following a massive security breach at Target, but many aren’t taking steps to ensure their data is more secure, says a new Associated Press-GfK Poll.
The first federal lawsuits are now being filed over the massive data breach at Target. Three Minnesotans are among those who say the Minneapolis-based company put them at risk. The company confirmed last week that someone had stolen credit and debit card information from as many as 40 million Target shoppers. The thefts went undetected for more than two weeks.
Target is trying to reassure its customers in the wake of the retailer’s massive data breach. Someone stole 40 million credit and debit card numbers between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.
If you’re one of the many who’ve yet to begin their holiday shopping, you might be pleasantly surprised. That’s because many stores are offering deep discounts to make sure they don’t get stuck with large amounts of unsold inventory.
The Black Friday holiday shopping blitz has now stretched into a four-day shopping excursion. For mom and pop stores, the competition is bigger than ever. Sara Moulton spent Small Business Saturday shopping at one of her local favorites in Minneapolis, Patina. “The big stores are taking over holidays,” Moulton said. “I just love supporting local businesses and giving back to the community.” Patina manager Karin Tepparo says they don’t tout deep discounts, but instead rely on their one-of-a-kind items to bring in customers.
A highly regarded local shopping survey says we we will be spending more this holiday season than we have in the past 12 years. The University of St. Thomas survey says the average household will be spending $837 this Christmas season.
It’s got to be a sign that summer is on the way, and Thursday was the first day of the farmers market on Nicollet Mall.
Retailers are hoping today was a big day for people out looking for some deals. Because so far this holiday shopping season has been the weakest since 2008.
People are already lining up for holiday shopping deals. Yes, already. At the Best Buy store in Richfield, two tents are up and two anxious shoppers are waiting it out.
Friday and Saturday will be two of the busiest shopping days of 2011, and the Mall of America is expecting a strong finish to the holiday shopping season and the year.
Two hours before Black Friday officially began, many shoppers were already waiting in lines, hoping to be the first one through the door.
Do-it-yourself is pretty popular for a lot of shoppers, but a growing number of supermarket chains are doing away with it by shutting down self-serve checkout lanes.