Many gobbled down turkey this past Thanksgiving, but the holiday sales took priority and left many shoppers to save the pumpkin pie for later.
Anyone who's ever undertaken the operations of a small business knows the figurative land mines scattering the path to success.
HOBART | Kelvin Stanford only dropped by the Menards in Schererville on Friday morning in search a few items: $9.99 pliers, a $3 toaster so he could enjoy toast with his coffee at work and $1.44 fleece throw blankets for his Chihuahua to crawl under.
HOBART | Three major department stores will start their holiday shopping sales Thanksgiving night, and Hobart police will adjust patrols to deal with the traffic flow.
HOBART | A 26-year-old Hobart man with previous burglary and took items to sell at pawn shops, police said.
Local grocery store operators Melissa Diaz and Mark Musleh emphasize competitive pricing, community awareness and customer rapport at their establishments.
For thousands of people living in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs, restricted access to nutritious, high-quality food is prevalent.
Ashley Bradley, with her 2-year-old son Kareem Marcus in tow, couldn't help but shake her head while walking past the food store closest to her home.
NEW YORK | Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores to raise cash after a weak holiday shopping season for the retailer.
Office Depot plans to shutter its distribution center in Lansing in a few months and relocate operations to another Illinois facility.
Region shoppers looking for deals flocked to stores Sunday clutching gift cards and items to exchange or return.
Holiday shoppers could find better-than-average Black Friday bargains when they begin their hunt early -- very early, when retailers are expecting eager crowds.
Have commercial businesses thrown all moral obligations out the window?
CHICAGO | The retail industry apparently has more leaks than a rusty water pipe. Just look at the advertisements for Black Friday megasales posted on "deal" Web sites weeks before the post-Thanksgiving shopping spree.
SIOUX CITY | As most everybody knows, the Friday after Thanksgiving Day is not just an ordinary shopping day. Year after year, hordes of bargain-hungry shoppers gather in the cold outside stores in the wee hours of the morning.
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