City Urging Shoppers To Order From Black-Owned Businesses This Black FridayBlack Friday shopping won't be the same this year, because of the pandemic, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot says it's an opportunity to support Black-owned businesses.
With An Even Bigger Surge Of Online Holiday Shopping Amid The Pandemic, Scams Could Also See A BoomCBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory shows you how to keep your shopping secure.
Many Retailers Already Struggling With Shipping Delays As Holiday Shopping Season ApproachesThe Morning Insiders take us inside delivery issues hitting some businesses hard at time when they're already fighting to hang on.
Working For Chicago: With Even More Holiday Shoppers Going Online This Year, Seasonal Job Market Shifts TooThis holiday shopping season, retail jobs might be harder to come by, but some other industries are adding staff.
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.