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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

Even though deals could be found online for days, shoppers still pulled out their phones and laptops to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving, with sales on track to hit …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Thanksgiving opening makes for saner Black Friday shopping

Those shopping Friday suggested the continuing trend of stores opening on Thanksgiving has made Black Friday a tamer affair.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017

Gift wrap or tape in 1 hour: How Amazon aids procrastinators

Even after online shipping deadlines have passed, holiday procrastinators in more than 30 cities who have already paid for Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime membership can order this weekend to get gifts, …


Then and Now: Downtown Spokane Christmas

A life-size Santa statue in a Philadelphia store in 1841 is said to have spawned the tradition of live Santa Claus characters at stores, malls and special events. As Christmas …


Feedback: Go-to locally owned stores for Christmas shopping

We asked our Facebook friends this question: “What locally owned Inland Northwest store helps you knock the greatest number of people off your Christmas shopping list at once?” Here’s what …


Rich Landers: Gather up those gifts, exchange them for gems

No feelings are hurt when I offer kisses, hugs or, at the least, heartfelt gratitude before gathering the Christmas morning loot in a bag and heading back to the stores …


Thieves steal gifts off family’s front porch

Siobhan Provolt was at home with her young children one recent afternoon when her 3-year-old told her some boys were at the front door. Provolt looked out an upstairs window …


Paul Turner: Mission for last-minute gift ideas a mild success

Imbued with a commitment to real-world reader service, photographer Kathy Plonka and I sallied forth from the Review Tower late Monday morning on a mission to help holiday season procrastinators. …


Smart spending: Wise shoppers wait for post-holiday bargains

It’s December, the malls are bustling and “Sale” signs are everywhere. Good time to grab the deals? Not so fast. Savvy shoppers should realize that some items are actually a …


Don’t let pre-Christmas frenzy overwhelm holiday magic

These days, you can almost count on seeing Christmas decorations and gift items for sale before Halloween, and that is just weird. I love the holiday season as much as …


A bargain hunter’s day

Shoppers thronged local retail stores Friday morning, snapping up bargains on electronics, toys and jewelry. Parking lots were crowded and checkout lines were long. But while Inland Northwest consumers turned …


A Mixed Bag Some Local Merchants Fared Very Well, But Others Missed Christmas Sales Goals

1. The big picture. Customers at Future Shop in the Spokane Valley are dwarfed by a bank of television sets. Strong competition gave shoppers an added edge this Christmas. Photos …


Holiday Sales Fail To Meet Retailers Expectations Merchants Rethinking Dependence On Christmas

You couldn’t prove the economy is booming by looking at the sales receipts of the nation’s merchants this holiday season. For the third straight year, sales have failed to meet …


City Approves Parking Agreement Northtown Employees May Park Their Cars At Franklin Park

The Spokane parks department has helped NorthTown Mall free up 300 parking spaces for holiday shoppers by allowing mall workers to park in lots at Franklin Park. The city approved …


Deadline-Driven Shoppers Brave Snow, Jitters Stocking-Stuffer Searchers Flit Around Displays, While Those With More At Stake Show Signs Of Panic

They wiggled mitten puppets and juggled floating eyeballs, squeezed rubber duckies and licked Santa Claus suckers. They grabbed tiny camera tripods and neoprene glasses cases, Christmas nougats and goofy golf …


Holiday Shopping Pace Picks Up

The pace of holiday-related shopping picked up over the weekend as consumers who traditionally start late finally began to buy, retail analysts said. An increase in sales as Christmas nears …


Brisk Wait, Brisk Start , Some Did Show Up Before 6 A.M., And Merchants Were Just As Eager

1. Pedaling their list. Sisters Brittany Mills, 3, and Ashlynn, 5, scrambled onto display bicycles at Lifestyle Sports in the Silverlake Mall, dropping a not-so-subtle hint about their holiday wishes. …


Merchants Can Also Feel Thankful Now Shoppers Jam Stores In Annual Holiday Frenzy

1. Above, the Ferris marching band helps kick off the Christmas shopping season Friday as band members beat a path down Wall Street under a skywalk decoration during a short …


Storm Put Chill On Estimated Holiday Spending

The ice storm last week took out more than power lines and treetops. It’ll also cut into holiday spending, a Spokane research firm predicts. “I think the storm left people …


Christmas Retail Disaster Predicted Group Sees Shoppers Spending Just 1.5 Percent More Than Last Year

Shoppers are expected to spend 1.5 percent more buying gifts this holiday than last year, which would result in the worst sales in two decades, according to a research group. …