Black Friday
Thanksgiving Day shopping eats into Black Friday crowds
Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less frenzied, in part b...
November 28, 2014 05:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shoppers share experiences from first Black Friday at Avalon
By noon, shoppers at Avalon were resorting to the old “sit and swoop” strategy — the lots may not have hit critical mass, but finding a place to park was becoming increasingly difficult. Early bird...
November 28, 2014 12:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locust Grove's Tanger Outlets' stores, parking lots reach full capacity
Updated at 3:45 p.m.: Tanger Outlets General Manager Holly Duffey said the parking lots have been at full capacity since noon. With several police officers on site to provide security and assist wi...
November 28, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday sales slumping at smaller North Point Mall stores
While bigger retailers like Macy’s and JCPenny may be doing gangbusters with their doorbusters, some of the smaller chains at North Point Mall are reporting weak Black Friday sales. Teavana supervi...
November 28, 2014 11:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding and Douglas stores fill up on Black Friday
The day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday” has become known the biggest shopping day in the United States. Local businesses in Paulding and Douglas County are experiencing the same. The JC...
November 28, 2014 10:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday: Perimeter Mall’s parking lot now at 75 percent capacity
*updated at 1:04 p.m.* Perimeter Mall General Manager Dennis Kemp said the mall is seeing a “nice, steady stream of shoppers,” and said the foot traffic is comparable to last year’s Black Friday sh...
November 28, 2014 10:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Black Friday not as big as it used to be
Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season didn't seem as frenzied as in past years after many die-hard shoppers swarmed...
November 28, 2014 07:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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#GivingTuesday to benefit nonprofits
Following the shopping sprees of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, residents have an opportunity to give back on #GivingTuesday, a global giving back initiative. It is an opportunity to sup...
November 26, 2014 01:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retailers divided on Thanksgiving Day sales
Whether or not to open on Thanksgiving Day and get the jump on Black Friday gift-buying sprees has already been decided by retailers large and small. In Hapeville, Jim Pavledakes of home decor purv...
November 26, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small businesses gear up for holiday shopping
Launched by credit card company American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday – the day after the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy nicknamed Black Friday in the 1960s – is the cornerstone of i...
November 26, 2014 09:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avalon says no thanks to Thanksgiving Day sales
While many retailers have made the decision to keep their doors open on Thanksgiving, Avalon executives have taken a stand against Turkey Day sales. “We’re really more interested in being a communi...
November 25, 2014 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many area retailers plan to keep holiday spirit alive, remain closed
While many large, national chains plan to open on Thanksgiving this year, area retailers say they plan to keep the tradition alive and not open on the holiday despite the sales it could bring. Desp...
November 25, 2014 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta promotes local holiday shopping with rewards program app
The city of Alpharetta has partnered with Rately, an Alpharetta-based shopping browser, to promote local shopping this holiday. Free for both shoppers and retailers, this mobile app-based program f...
November 24, 2014 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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