Posts Tagged 'retail'



Whatever happened to Thanksgiving anyway?

Maria Hoover, SBJ Features EditorAs we welcome the month of December, and I try to figure out what’s left to buy on my Christmas list, I find that I’m wistful for another holiday – one that increasingly is overshadowed by the special days that precede and follow it.

Is it just me, or do retailers move from Halloween straight to Christmas music and eye-catching displays that remind us just how many shopping days are left until Dec. 25?

I just wonder what happened to Thanksgiving. It is still a national holiday, but it seems harder to remember that every year. Turkey, stuffing and family gatherings on the fourth Thursday of November are, it would seem, less important than getting the “best deals ever” on the pseudo-holiday dubbed Black Friday.

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Short Circuit at Circuit City

Jeremy Elwood, SBJ ReporterThe drop in overall discretionary spending has claimed another victim.

Publicly traded Circuit City Inc. (NYSE: CC) announced today that it’s closing 155 U.S. locations, including four in Missouri. Springfield survived the cutback, though three stores in the Kansas City area and one in Ferguson, as well as one in Fayetteville, Ark., weren’t so lucky.

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