Holiday Shopping

Local Businesses Looking to Hire for Busy Holiday Season

Many businesses around the country are seeking extra help this holiday season! Officials with the Alabama Retail Association say the demand gets higher starting in the month of November for businesses, especially with huge sales like Black Friday. Though retail isn’t the only area that sees a large crowd for the holidays. “A lot of times it gets standing room…

What the Tech? How to Stay Safe from Hackers When You Shop Online

This is an unprecedented holiday shopping season. With many retailers either closed or significantly cut back on Black Friday sales, shoppers are swarming the virtual stores looking for great deals on their computers or smartphones. There are lots of deals to be had this year and most Black Friday sales started a week or more ago. A recent survey by…

What the Tech? Get Ready for Early Black Friday Sales

We’re just three weeks away from Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally been one of the busiest shopping days of the year. But this is 2020 when the holiday shopping season actually began in the middle of October with Amazon Prime Day. All major retailers are releasing Black Friday sales circulars online to entice shoppers to…

Holiday Shoppers Pile Into The Shoppes at EastChase

With just three days until Christmas, foot traffic at The Shoppes at EastChase is steadily flowing

IMG_0285 ‘Tis the season for frantic gift buying. With just three days until Christmas, the foot traffic at The Shoppes at EastChase is steadily flowing. “It’s been great,” said Meredith Sparks, Owner, Eleven Eleven – Holiday Pop Up Shop. “We’ve been super busy. So excited to help all these last minute shoppers.” According to the annual survey by Prosper Insights…

Retailers, Consumers Hope to Cash-in on Final Stretch of Holiday Shopping Season

It's just a week to go until Christmas and holiday shoppers in Montgomery are hitting the stores

IMG_0270 It’s go time for gift-givers this holiday season. And while it’s true online shopping has hurt retail stores, malls like Mongomery’s Eastdale have invested thousands of dollars to lure shoppers back… and they say it’s working. “Up to this point, it’s been a fantastic season for us here at Eastdale,” said Eastdale Mall’s General Manager David Hagood. Hagood says they focus…

Greenville PD Says Stay Alert for Counterfeit Bills

Counterfeit $20 and $100 bills circulating around Camellia City

IMG_3521 IMG_3520 The Greenville Police Department is warning holiday shoppers about counterfeit money. Recently, counterfeit $20 and $100 bills have been circulating around the Camellia City. These bills have “For Motion Picture Use Only” or “Motion Picture Purposes” written in large letters. The bills are used as props for movies and/or television shows. A small amount of the money was accepted by…

Prattville Police Dept. Share Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

The holiday hustle and bustle is right around the corner, and Prattville Assistant Police Chief, Dianne Thomas says unfortunately, so is a spike in crime. When it comes to holiday shopping, Thomas says a little extra caution could keep you from becoming a victim. She recommends shopping in groups, especially at night, and having your keys handy before you get…

Stores Push Deals, Hope To Lure Shoppers For Holiday Stretch

Stores are pushing deals and incentives like free shipping for the final week of the holiday shopping season, as new numbers show people are spending at a bit of a slower pace than last year. Retailers pared down their inventories and offered more exclusive merchandise in a bid to avoid having to offer big discounts that shoppers have come to…

US Consumer Borrowing Growth Slows in January

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers bumped up their borrowing in January at the slowest rate pace in nearly three years, as outstanding revolving debt – such as credit cards – slipped from December. The Federal Reserve says borrowing rose $10.5 billion in January, an annual increase of just 3.58 percent. That marks the smallest gain since February 2013. Total borrowing…