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Holiday shopping season good for local businesses

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

The holiday shopping season proved positive for businesses in Jamestown, which followed a national trend of increased holiday sales over last year.
Cindy Gilge, owner of Gifts from the Heart, 109 1st St. W, said the holiday shopping season started a…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Holiday shopping season good for local businesses

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

The holiday shopping season proved positive for businesses in Jamestown, which followed a national trend of increased holiday sales over last year.
Cindy Gilge, owner of Gifts from the Heart, 109 1st St. W, said the holiday shopping season started a…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Shopper ‘types’ mark holiday season

December 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

There’s the bargain hunter who times deals. The midnight buyer who stays up late for discounts. The returner who gets buyer’s remorse. And the “me” shopper who self-gifts. Continue Reading

Counterfeit bills passed more during the holidays

December 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

As the holidays approach, shoppers and merchants alike can expect crowded parking lots, long checkout lines, and frayed tempers. One thing most people aren’t expecting to run across is counterfeit currency.
But according to the U.S. Secret Service, counterfeiting cases tend to rise around the holidays. Continue Reading

HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Round 2 begins

December 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Christmas is over, but the pursuit of post-Christmas bargains and the dash to exchange unwanted gifts will likely keep Grand Forks stores busy after the lights and decorations are packed away for another year. Continue Reading

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‘Tis the Season to Steal

December 23, 2011 in WDAZ

(AP) – More than spirits are being lifted this holiday season. Continue Reading

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Hot Holiday Items Fly Off Shelves

December 7, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) – TV’s may have been a top seller on “Black Friday,” but now stores in town are having a difficult time keeping up with consumer demands. Popular electronics such as cameras, phones, and gaming consoles are just a few hot items. Continue Reading

Shoppers snap up Cyber Monday deals

November 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Online sales on Cyber Monday, which was started in 2005 by a retail trade group to encourage Americans to shop online on the Monday after Thanksgiving, were up mid-afternoon by 15 percent from a year ago, according to data from IBM Benchmark. Meanwhile, sales from mobile devices were up 7.4 percent. The group did not give dollar amounts. Continue Reading

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Forum editorial: Holiday shoppers are buying

December 21, 2010 in INFORUM

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More Americans are in a giving mood again

December 21, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

More Americans are in the giving mood this year, thanks to a slowly improving economy that’s making people a shade less fearful they’ll get a pink slip instead of a holiday bonus. Continue Reading