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Thanksgiving

Forecast calls for strong Black Friday sales

Forecast calls for strong Black Friday sales

NEW YORK  — Retailers are gearing up for what is expected to be a big Thanksgiving weekend with announcement of special deals and tools to make online and in-store shopping easier. The stakes are high, according to a new survey from the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), which found that consumers plan to spend

Dollar General announces holiday initiatives

Dollar General announces holiday initiatives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — With the year-end holidays approaching, Dollar General announced it is offering customers everyday low prices on thousands of items useful in celebrating “affordably and in style,” with a holiday assortment that includes home décor in trendy themes, gifts for family and friends, fashionable apparel for winter weather and food and snack items.

Deloitte forecasts solid Thanksgiving weekend

Deloitte forecasts solid Thanksgiving weekend

NEW YORK — A survey from Deloitte LLP finds that 76% of Americans will go shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend. The firm forecasts per-capita spending of $400 over the four days between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, an increase of nearly 8% from last year’s $369. “Holiday shopping often kicks in a little later during election