Holiday Shopping

Marcus and Sinora Wright shop for Christmas presents for their four children. (Credit: Home Video)

Survive This Economy: Cutting Back On Holiday Spending

This might be the hardest time of the year to “Survive This Economy”. No one knows that better than families, like the Wrights, a suburban couple with four kids.

CBS 2–12/29/2011

Holiday Sale

Last, Last-Minute Shoppers Swarm To Stores 2 Days Before Christmas

Even at the early hour of 5 a.m. on the day before Christmas Eve, stores were open for business, and plenty of consumers were out shopping.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Big Savings In Store For Online Holiday Shoppers This Weekend

Are your fingers and keyboards ready? This coming weekend may be a time to stay home to shop online. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains why deals will be better than they were on Black Friday.

CBS 2–12/15/2011

Shoppers pack Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg for Black Friday shopping on Nov. 25, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Analyst: Holiday Shopping Dried Up After Black Friday

A retail analyst says his latest survey of consumers suggests the holiday shopping season petered out after Black Friday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2011

Shoppers pack Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg for Black Friday shopping on Nov. 25, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Earlier Opening Times Cutting Down On Black Friday Frenzy

The shoppers have been out for hours already grabbing every deal they can as Black Friday gets underway. Most of the stores are open on this Black Friday morning, and many of the big door-buster buys are already gone. But the concentrated madness that used to accompany this day has been greatly diffused.

11/25/2011

A Chicago Target store.  (CBS)

Target To Black Friday Shoppers: Walk, Don’t Run (Forget That Commercial)

The deep discounts of Black Friday sales attract thousands of sometimes aggressive shoppers, but one retail chain is targeting safety concerns. Managers at Target are asking shoppers to put on the brakes.

CBS 2–11/22/2011

People shop at the Century City shopping mall in Los Angeles, California, for the day after Thanksgiving 'Black Friday' sales on November 26, 2010. Black Friday is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year and kicks off the holiday shopping season for retailers.(GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Survive This Economy: Black Friday Shopping

This might be the hardest time of the year to “Survive This Economy.” The holiday meals, travel and all that holiday shopping really add up.

CBS 2–11/22/2011

(Photo illustration by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

Store Price Matching Not As Simple As It Sounds

With holiday shopping heating up, more stores are promoting price matching policies. It sounds like an easy deal, but it’s more difficult than it seems.

CBS 2–10/31/2011

Holiday shoppers pack the aisles. (credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

‘Black Friday’ Deals Losing Allure For Shoppers

Shoppers will be cautious with their dollars this holiday season and are less likely to rush to door-buster sales on “Black Friday,” according to a new analysis.

10/10/2011

Christmas Holiday Events

Holiday Shopping Forecast No Too Jolly For Retailers

There won’t be much for retailers to cheer about this holiday season, according to a new analysis of shopping trends.

09/21/2011

Macy's Shopper

Many Stores Open Late For Procrastinators

It’s Christmas Eve, and thus, it’s your last chance to get up, get out and finish your last-minute holiday shopping.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2010

A Man And Boy Shop For A Christmas Tree. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Christmas Tree Industry: We See Shoppers

An industry spokeman finds sales do not seem to vary with economic circumstances: If people want a fresh tree, they’ll buy a tree regardless of how well they’re doing.

WBBM Newsradio–11/30/2010

Illinois Agribusiness Products For Holiday Giving

The state of Illinois is touting some 200 Illinois food companies hoping holiday shoppers will find something tempting for holiday eating or gift giving.

11/23/2010

File Photo Of A Gift Basket. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Website Promotes Illinois Agribusiness Gift Products

The state of Illinois is touting some 200 Illinois food companies hoping holiday shoppers will find something tempting for holiday eating or gift giving.

11/23/2010

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