Season’s Greetings At Sears: Dingy Shops, Sparse ShelvesSears once towered over the retail landscape but has been on a slow decline for years. Lampert combined Sears and Kmart in 2005, pledging to return Sears to greatness. That didn’t happen. Sears was hit hard during the recession a decade ago and never recovered.
Stores Preparing For Wave Of Christmas Gift Returns, Gift Card PurchasesIf you think the Christmas shopping season is over, you’d only be half right. Not only are plenty of shoppers heading out with the gift cards they got for the holidays, many others are making returns of unwanted or ill-fitting presents.
Panic Of Procrastination As Shoppers Try To Beat Holiday HoursSome retailers like Mariano's closed early for Christmas Eve, which left shoppers scrambling to beat the clock.
Time Is Ticking For Last Minute ShoppersThe National Retail Federation estimates that the typical American will spend more than $1,000 shopping for Christmas in 2018. It all adds up to about 720 billion dollars.
'Englewood Branded': Business Owners Show Neighborhood Pride In Holiday SeasonShoppers in Chicago often gravitate to the Magnificent Mile or suburban malls like Woodfield. Englewood is, perhaps, not at the top of the list.
Retailers Ramping Up Hiring For Holiday Shopping SeasonWith high temperatures hovering in the 80s, it might be hard to think about Christmas, but that’s exactly what retailers are doing as they get ready for the holiday shopping season.
Business Booming For Companies That Handle Retail ReturnsThe companies that handle all the returns are doing quite well, and a lot of unwanted gifts end up in warehouses in the Chicago area.
Seeking Last-Minute Deals, Christmas Procrastinators Flock To StoresOkay, you know who you are. Christmas is just three days away, and you're still not finished with your shopping! We won't be too hard on you, because you're not alone.
State Senator Takes Kids On Surprise Toy Shopping SpreeMore than a dozen 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from the South Side and south suburbs recently got the trip of a lifetime.
CPD: Package Delivery Safety TipsChicago police say there are several ways to help keep your packages safe this holiday season.
Holiday Shopping Tips From The Better Business Bureau; 'The Big Print Giveth, And The Little Print Will Taketh Away'Better Business Bureau of Chicago CEO Steve Bernas has a few reminders before you swipe that credit card.
Cutting Costs During The HolidaysYou may be spending a lot of money on things you don't really need.
Survey: Majority Of Americans Would Skip Holiday Gift-GivingSome people say they would rather skip the gift-giving custom in exchange for more quality family time.
Holiday Headache? Here’s When Stores Start Playing Christmas MusicHere's the list of which big-name retailers are turning up the festive tunes early this year.
Police Warn Holiday Shoppers To Beware Of PickpocketsPolice said a common tactic is to create a pileup while waiting to get on a train or elevator, or going through a revolving door.