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March 4, 2018
When melons – including cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon – arrive at the store, the sugar content is at its peak but produce managers continue to let them soften for optimal texture. Stock image.
A recipe for ripeness: How to buy the freshest fruit in the store
March 4, 2018 - 8:01am
March 1, 2018
Dave Wallis / The Forum
Kohl's has a new plan to get you into its stores: Groceries
March 1, 2018 - 4:03pm
December 25, 2017
Sandra Lazcano, left, shops for vacuum bags. Photo by Ariel Zambelich for The Washington Post
Will the rapidly-shrinking store save retail?
December 25, 2017 - 8:15am
December 14, 2017
OPINION: Holiday shopping shift
December 14, 2017 - 11:20am
December 12, 2017
A UPS truck makes deliveries in Manhattan, Dec. 7, 2017.  (Emon Hassan/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
UPS and others warn that holiday deliveries are already falling behind
December 12, 2017 - 8:17am
December 10, 2017
Don't let the holiday season stress you out. Stock image
How to stay sane during craziness of holiday season
December 10, 2017 - 8:46am
November 27, 2017
Anne-Marie Studer of Grand Forks, looks for Christmas presents Saturday morning on one of her stops to various small businesses in town. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)
For towns around the country, Small Business Saturday was a big hit
November 27, 2017 - 11:27am
Several downtown businesses hosted sales and special offers for Small Business Saturday this weekend, including the Little Red Hen where this sign was located. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)
Small Business Saturday draws praise from shoppers, local store owners
November 27, 2017 - 8:00am
November 22, 2017
Pixabay / Special to The Forum
Black Friday better for retailers, including small stores, than Small Business Saturday
November 22, 2017 - 8:04am
November 3, 2017
The Mall of America will be closed on Thanksgiving and will offer holiday pay on Black Friday to those it directly employs. (Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Mall of America will be closed Thanksgiving, pay OT on Black Friday
November 3, 2017 - 3:12pm
Shoppers at a Kmart in Hamilton Township, N.J., April 12, 2017.  (John Taggart/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Sears, Kmart plan to shutter 63 more locations in latest retrenchment
November 3, 2017 - 12:48pm
October 31, 2017
Runner passes an Under Armour store in downtown Chicago. Bloomberg photo by Christopher Dilts
Under Armour's terrible year just got worse
October 31, 2017 - 3:27pm
October 14, 2017
Distressed styles, including torn and tattered patterns, are popular in sweaters this season. Photo courtesy Kindred People / Special to The Forum
Hello sweater weather: October brings 5 cozy trends
October 14, 2017 - 10:03am
October 4, 2017
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Here are the 33 stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving day in 2017
October 4, 2017 - 3:14pm
October 3, 2017
Americans are expected to spend an average of $1,189 this holiday season. MUST CREDIT: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.
The era of holiday deals is dead, and so is Black Friday
October 3, 2017 - 3:57pm