Stories tagged: holiday
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 4:44 p.m.
J.C. Penney is closing more stores following weak holiday sales season for the retailer.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:11 a.m.
As Americans commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls are fanning out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 5:05 p.m.
A man is accused of spoiling a Lewiston family’s holiday plans after allegedly burglarizing their home Christmas day and attacking them with a wooden lamp when confronted.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 12:31 p.m.
On Wednesday, MasterCard SpendingPulse – which tracks retail spending trends – said holiday sales had seen the strongest growth in the past six years, surging 5.1 percent to more than …
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
The technology and requests may be different than they were at the old Crescent or Bon Marche department stores, but children still line up every year to bend the ear …
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington
The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
According to the Environment Protection Agency, 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. Holiday excess isn’t limited to plastic toys and plastic wrap, though. Every …
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6 a.m.
As the holiday season is upon us, many of us are forced to take part in and reflect upon family traditions. The word “tradition” somehow supersedes any logical relevance, joy, …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:39 p.m.
Vintage animatronic Christmas displays came to life Friday at the Davenport Grand Hotel.
Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that consumer spending has been strong, fueled by a better economy and stores’ investments in online services including features that allow shoppers to buy …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 6:10 p.m.
The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent to $717.45 billion to …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:03 p.m.
Kroger Co.’s shares fell after the supermarket chain missed analysts’ sales estimates and margins continued to narrow in the company’s fiscal second quarter.
Wed., April 18, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Amazon started Prime Day. Alibaba capitalized on Singles Day. Now another e-commerce company is hoping for success with an invented shopping holiday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Sears has secured more financing, and is considering more cost cutting, as the beleaguered retailer reported a big sales drop during the critical holiday season.
Sun., Dec. 24, 2017
From Santas to snowmen, from penguins to polar bears, the holidays offer an opportunity for avid collectors to add to their stash.
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 12:01 a.m.
You learn a lot about people when you stand outside on a cold day, ringing a bell in front of a red kettle.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
A record number of holiday packages are on track to arrive this year, and the package delivery companies appear to be handling the load well.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
I am a gift giver. A true gift giver. I show love by thinking of and giving what I hope is the perfect gift. My husband reprimanded me because I …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
More than 11 million Elf on the Shelf kits have been sold around the world since the concept launched in 2005, inspiring great creativity in some parents and sheer exhaustion …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
Old Rockefeller Center Christmas trees never really die, they just get built into the wall frames and floor supports of affordable homes.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 5 p.m.
If you’re looking for stocking-stuffers for health-conscious foodie friends and family members, consider locally- and regionally-made goodies.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017
Dog leash in one hand, chain saw in the other, Doug Bergman slowly trailed the family of six as they led him toward the newest addition to their living room. …
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017
If you don’t have a holiday savings fund stashed away, smart planning and clever shopping can ensure you don’t end up struggling to pay off debt.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
American Airlines said Thursday that only a few hundred of its late-December flights remain without pilots scheduled to fly the plane and the airline has not canceled any holiday-season flights.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
A scheduling glitch has left American Airlines scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
L.L. Bean says it’s in the midst of another record breaking year of sales for its iconic “duck boot,” and there will be enough to meet the holiday crunch.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
In a time of explosive growth for online buying, retailers and shoppers are showing renewed interest in a humble purchasing device that uses paper instead of pixels.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
UPS expects another record holiday season, with deliveries up 5 percent over last year, as online shopping continues to grow.
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Amazon will be hiring about 2,500 people in the South Sound for a variety of positions as it ramps up for the holiday shopping season.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
With stores closing and retailers filing for bankruptcy, a trade group says it still expects holiday sales to at least match the 3.6 percent growth of a year ago, as …