Retail

Analysts: Holiday sales to increase 3.6%

Nov 9th, 2016 | By
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   In this photo of Oct. 12, customers shop for Rudsak shoes at Macy’s shoe department in New York. Shoes are coming out of the closet and landing under the Christmas tree. They’re a top seller this holiday season — a big feat considering they don’t usually make peoples’ gift lists.

The National Retail Federation  WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation announced it expects sales in November and December, excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales, to increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent and above the seven-year average of 3.4 percent since recovery began in 2009. Included, NRF is forecasting non-store sales to
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Tips for getting deals for the Black Friday weekend

Nov 9th, 2016 | By
This Nov. 28, 2013 photo released by Macy's shows Wendy Landry, left, purchasing items from sales associate Ashley Smith at the Macy's Lenox Black Friday store opening in Atlanta. In the pre-dawn hours Friday, as some early-rising shoppers were heading into malls in search of Black Friday deals, others had been up shopping all night in stores that opened the evening of Thanksgiving or at 12:01 a.m. Friday. (AP Photo/Macy's, Paul Abell)

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO,  AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Serious deal-seekers are already planning their Thanksgiving weekend shopping, and experts believe that once again the holiday itself may offer better deals than Black Friday the day afterward. Amid the clutter of deals clamoring for attention, smart and careful shoppers can come out ahead. “Start
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Nov 8th, 2016 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Congratulations! During the recent Old Town Pocatello Annual Meeting, the award winners for this year were recognized.  Congratulations to the Annual Award Winners for 2016 and thank you for your many contributions to our downtown! Spirit of Main Street Award                    Jane Warnock, First Friday Art Walk Coordinator Historic Restoration Award                    Myers
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Nov 1st, 2016 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Enjoy a local lunch at one of our locally owned restaurants this week! Pizza and salad at Villano’s Italian or Portneuf Valley Brewing. Sandwiches and soup at Great Harvest, EFresh, The Red Poppy, or the First National. Hand-rolled sushi or a bento box at Sumisu. Fresh salads at the Pocatello-Co-op or A
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Oct 25th, 2016 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open. Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at www.oldtownpocatello.com. The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course thousands of lights! The parade is a community tradition and will
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Oct 17th, 2016 | By
Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi Blood Drive Coming to Old Town Jane Warnock our First Friday Art Walk Coordinator will be hosting a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, November 4, beginning at 1:30 pm, at the Old Town office at 420 N. Main St. Jane recently received several blood transfusions during her battle
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Amazon adding 120,000 workers to meet holiday demand

Oct 13th, 2016 | By
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Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com will add 120,000 seasonal workers in an effort to meet an expected spike in demand during the holidays. The seasonal positions will be created at fulfillment centers, sorting centers and customer service sites in 27 states. The move marks a 20 percent boost from the 100,000 seasonal hires
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October Imports Spike as Retailers Stock Up for Holidays

Oct 12th, 2016 | By
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   In this photo of Oct. 12, customers shop for Rudsak shoes at Macy’s shoe department in New York. Shoes are coming out of the closet and landing under the Christmas tree. They’re a top seller this holiday season — a big feat considering they don’t usually make peoples’ gift lists.

By The National Retail Federation WASHINGTON – October is expected to be the second-busiest month of the year for the nation’s major retail container ports as merchants stock up for the holiday shopping season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “The holidays are
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What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Oct 11th, 2016 | By
Stephanie Palagi

This week in Old Town! Registration for November’s Night Lights Parade is now open.  Registration forms, parade instructions and the parade map are available at www.oldtownpocatello.com.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Expedition: Old Town Pocatello Christmas,” featuring polar bears, penguins, igloos, and of course thousands of lights!  The parade is a community tradition
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In a tight market, stores lure holiday workers with perks

Oct 3rd, 2016 | By
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   In this photo of Oct. 12, customers shop for Rudsak shoes at Macy’s shoe department in New York. Shoes are coming out of the closet and landing under the Christmas tree. They’re a top seller this holiday season — a big feat considering they don’t usually make peoples’ gift lists.

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO,  AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are dangling perks like higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market. They’re also more determined to lock in their workers earlier. Macy’s and Target are holding their first nationwide recruitment fairs, and others
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