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Crowds thinned on Black Friday morning

  • 6:13 am Friday, November 29th, 2013 by Emily Roach

Once again the Black Friday schedule has changed, as earlier Thanksgiving Day hours reset the doorbuster chaos for Thursday and left stores much quieter on Friday morning.

The Caudill family of Lake Worth continued their tradition to don elf ears and kooky wigs for their Black Friday shopping experience. But they’re not hunting for bargains.

“We like to make people smile,” said Brett Caudill.

Andrea Caudill, Brett’s wife, was a healthcare worker who used to have to work Thanksgiving and Black Friday. She started dressing up for her job, and then to embarrass her daughter who worked in retail.

Now, they [More]

Follow all the #PBBlackFriday action here

  • 9:25 pm Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by Post Staff

See the latest from Black Friday. Use the hashtag #PBBlackFriday to be a part of the action, or just follow along below. Do you have your eye on anything this Black Friday?

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Small businesses offer big discounts to draw Black Friday shoppers

  • 3:27 pm Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 by Emily Roach

Pete Schulz decided to try those doorbuster kinds of deals to get shoppers to add his business to their Black Friday weekend excursions.

Small Business Saturday really works for organized downtown areas where a larger group of independent businesses are located.

The is urging people to shop local.

DDA Executive Director Raphael Clemente said some West Palm Beach businesses have offered discounts, especially through social media like Facebook. But mostly the city is trying to raise awareness by letting people know locally owned businesses are a holiday-shopping option.

“We have some of the highest quality goods and services produced right here in our [More]

Planning to buy Christmas gifts on sale?

  • 2:05 pm Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 by Emily Roach

Holiday fun facts to get you ready for Black Friday week shopping:

One-third of shoppers plan to buy all their gifts on sale, according to The NPD Group. Read the rest of this premium story to find out how earlier discounts and deals are changing people’s plans. Use #PBBlackFriday in your tweets, Instagrams and other social media and join the conversation at PalmBeachPost.com. Find out more on that and mall hours in a prior post.

* About 140 million people plan to shop from Thanksgiving through Sunday.

* About 30 million will shop on Thanksgiving Day.

* Black Friday is still the [More]

Be a part of our coverage for #PBBlackFriday

  • 4:01 pm Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Emily Roach

Who needs to wait until Black Friday? All your favorite stores have deals going all week, in addition to those Thanksgiving Day hours they are open.

Here at The Post, we’ll be gathering all the “Black Friday” shopping info under #PBBlackFriday. We want you to participate.

If you’re making a list, or hitting the stores, just use the hashtag all week on your tweets, Instagrams or other social media accounts. We hope to feature your words and photos along with ours on Thanksgiving and Black Friday at PalmBeachPost.com.

Here are mall hours, in case you need to know:

Boynton Beach Mall will [More]

Kids review their shopping list at West Palm Walmart

  • 11:34 am Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Emily Roach

When you’re looking for the right toy to put under the tree, go straight to the source.

I did, spending an hour with a group of kids at Walmart, 4375 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, last week. The store managers set up a table of toys for them to unwrap and demonstrate, but the choices were all the children’s.

Here’s what they said, in their own words. Follow all of our Black Friday coverage this week and contribute by using #PBBlackFriday.

A clear winner from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was Leanardo’s Electronic Stealth Sword ($18.95). It lights up as Leo’s voice directs the [More]

Black Friday mall hours start on T-Day

  • 5:41 pm Thursday, November 14th, 2013 by Emily Roach

So they’re all billing it as a way to walk off the Thanksgiving Day dinner: Malls throughout the area are opening earlier for “Black Friday” than ever before.

Simon Property Group announced Thursday that Boynton Beach Mall will open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving for its Black Friday shopping marathon.

Town Center in Boca Raton will open at midnight Friday, according to the news release.

Many retailers have pushed their Black Friday opening time into the traditional Thursday holiday.

Boynton Beach Mall will have treats at guest services throughout the weekend, including breakfast bars and coffee for overnight shoppers on Thanksgiving [More]

BrandsMart to open at 6 on Thanksgiving night

  • 4:33 pm Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 by Carolyn DiPaolo

BrandsMart USA announced Tuesday that all of its store locations in South Florida and Atlanta will open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

The stores will be open through 10 p.m. Black Friday.

The Hollywood-based retailer is joining its competitors in opening earlier this year on Thanksgiving.

Here’s the text of BrandsMart’s release:

BrandsMart USA has announced that all ten store locations (South Florida and Atlanta) will be opening on Thanksgiving evening at 6:00pm, offering the usual hot buys at extremely low prices throughout the store, to kick off the holiday shopping season. The stores will be open through Friday evening at [More]

Holiday ads hit the doorstep early

  • 11:45 am Monday, November 4th, 2013 by Emily Roach

Toy guides are arriving in your mailboxes and newspapers these days, adding some heft to the package. And I noticed the Sunday ad insert was definitely heavier this first weekend after Halloween.

Yep, the Christmas ads have started in earnest.

The neighbors will be trading in the Halloween decor for red, green and blue. And Hanukkah comes early this year — Nov. 27 through Dec. 5.

There is reason for concern among retailers, according to industry experts.

There are fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year — just 26 since Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 28. And the upheaval in Washington has caused a [More]

Protesters to target Boynton Beach Walmart on Black Friday

  • 11:58 am Friday, November 16th, 2012 by Emily Roach

If you’re a little bleary-eyed on Black Friday morning, here’s a tip: You are not seeing things. There will be protesters in front of the Boynton Beach Walmart Supercenter on Federal Highway Friday morning.

The Corporate Action Network at the national level is organizing protests at 20 Walmarts Friday morning. Locally the rally starts at 10 a.m. at 3625 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach.

Joni Albrecht, a pediatrician who lives in Delray Beach, is helping organize the local protest. It’s not so much a statement against Walmart opening on Thanksgiving as it is support of striking Walmart workers. [More]