Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Target, Best Buy and Walmart are included in turkey day sales. Check out the deals here.
If you have a black belt in Black Friday shopping, listen up: Area big-box retailers are gearing up to dazzle bargain hunters even earlier this year—starting Thanksgiving Day. Walmart, Toys R' Us, Target and Best Buy are planning all-out holiday shopping assaults. Beginning at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, Walmart will offer holiday doorbusters, while supplies last. These include deals on TVs, iPads, an electric scooter for $79 and a steam mop for $39. Toys R' Us also offers doorbusters beginning at 8 p.m. Deals include $80 off an Android tablet and 50 percent off on Power Wheels. Target's deals begin an hour later, at 9 p.m. According to an ad leaked online, the best deals will be for a Nook, TVs, a Nikon camera and an XBOX 360 …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Black Friday hype increases every year, and this year, retailers are upping their game by opening earlier than ever.
It’s the Super Bowl of shopping, the Oscars for retailers. It’s a time when below-the-radar soccer moms and soft-spoken grandpas take to the shopping cart raceways, weaving in and out of the throngs in search of the Holy Grail, that larger-than-life bargain. There’s a game plan, an emergency plan, and lots of coffee. It’s Black Friday! Black Friday hype increases every year, and this year, retailers are upping their game by opening earlier than ever. While Black Friday has traditionally begun the day after Thanksgiving, Wal-Mart was the first to announce they would be opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving to accommodate those shoppers looking for both great deals and a social experience. Now Target and Kmart have followed suit, opening Black …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sears and Walmart plan to open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, while Target plans a 9 p.m. opening.
Retail workers and shoppers are once again pushing stores to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day instead of starting Black Friday on Thursday, as many plan to do. This year, Target will launch its Black Friday sale at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, while Sears and Walmart have announced plans to open at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, Best Buy is continuing the midnight openings it started last year. Critics say Thanksgiving Day openings prevent employees from spending the holiday with their families. Opposition is growing on online petition website Change.org. “C Renee,” a woman who says she’s been a Target employee for six years, started a petition asking the retailer to “give Thanksgiving back to families and not open on Thanksgiving evening.” “I have …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Are you wondering what businesses are opening or closing in the west metro or otherwise making the news? Here’s your update for October 2012.
The following is a collection of business related articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story. Plans for New Golden Valley Gas Station, Retail Store Move Forward A BP Gas station upgrade and four new retail stores could come to Boone Avenue in Golden Valley if the City Council approves the final plans. Five Guys Burgers, Bruegger’s coming to Hopkins A Sprint store and a Fantastic Sams will also be moving into a retail center on the old BP site. Residents Respond To Walmart At Plymouth Meeting More than 50 people attended…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Carl Klumb of Plymouth camped out for 12 hours at the Minnetonka Best Buy for one reason, the 42-inch TV that Best Buy is selling at a door buster price of $199.
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Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Don’t let the hype of ‘official’ shopping days send common sense out the window.
Minnesota consumer advocates and state officials have two words for shoppers who can’t wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Be careful. “For people trying to find holiday deals, Black Friday and Cyber Monday hold a lot of allure,” says Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota.“What we’re aiming to do is remind people to think ahead, make a budget, be aware of store policies—particularly return policies—and not get so focused on potential bargains [that] they fall victim to scams or fraudulent websites.” Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally known as the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season. The term Cyber Monday was coined in 2005 after online …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
As stores open on Black Friday earlier each year, shoppers wonder if the hustle and bustle is worth it.
It has become tradition for many shoppers, most of whom appreciate the discounts and deals. Retailers this year are opening earlier than ever before. Toys "R" Us will open its doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Wal-Mart will soon follow, opening earlier than ever at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Many other retailers will open their doors at midnight, including Target.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Video of shoppers hitting Best Buy on Black Friday.
Best Buy in Minnetonka opened it's doors at 5 a.m. this morning. According to Kelly Contreras, general manager, the most popular buys were the digital book readers and the televisions. Contreras blamed this morning's single digit temperatures for a drop in shoppers however. She said the line to get in the store this morning was the shortest it's been in four years. But the bitter temperatures weren't enough to scare off shopper Bethany Sutton, 18, from Plymouth, Minn. When asked if the cold weather gave her second thoughts about sitting outside all night, this self-described "true Minnesotan" simply replied, "not even for a second." Bethany scored a new TV.
Shoppers hit the Ridgedale retail district on Black Friday.
Bethany Sutton, 18, arrived at the Best Buy in Minnetonka at 7 p.m. Thanksgiving night. This morning she scored a deal on a TV. Sutton isn't the alone in her quest for that Black Friday bargain. According the National Retail Federation, 138 million people plan to shop this Black Friday weekend. That's up 2 million people from last year. Joan Suko is the general manager at Minnetonka's Ridgedale Center. She said retailers are positive about the shopping season. "We've been seeing positive gains all year and we expect that to continue," she said. Ridgedale Center has been open since midnight, when a handful of retailers opened their doors to shoppers. By 6 a.m. every store in the mall was open for business. For Internet shoppers, retail …