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Dec. 2—The Shared Blessings Telethon became such a hit in 2020 that it's coming back for 2021. It's set to run at 6 p.m. nightly on Dec. 6-7, which is Monday and Tuesday. A related online auction is set to continue through Dec. 8. Shared Blessings first hosted the 2020 online telethon after the charitable organization canceled its annual banquet due to COVID-19 concerns. It proved so ...

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For the first time, shoppers spent less online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year as consumers began shopping earlier to get a jump on anticipated supply chain issues that have resulted in some shortages. Also, store traffic was up compared with last year, when most shoppers were reluctant to go out because of the coronavirus, but it remains well below where it was in 2019. American ...

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Amazon has committed to two more solar farms in Ohio, bringing to 16 the number of renewable energy projects the online retailer is developing in the state as part of its commitment to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide. Amazon made the announcement Wednesday, part of a plan in which Amazon announced 18 new projects around the world. The 150-megawatt Willowbrook project straddles Brown and ...

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Dec. 1—The Safeway grocery store at 2020 Market Street is a case study, not just for the recent concerns regarding retail theft in San Francisco, but issues around food accessibility, policing and poverty. The longstanding store in the Castro neighborhood was one of the few major grocery stores that stayed open 24 hours, providing a place for people who work the night shift to do their ...

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After a year of intense growth, Target Corp.'s grocery-delivery business, Shipt, is starting to level off and its pool of competitors keeps expanding. More shoppers embraced the convenience — and safety, from a health standpoint — of grocery delivery as the pandemic unfolded. But as in-person shopping returned, delivery specialists like Shipt had to come up with new ways to make the momentum ...

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If you already shopped until you dropped on Black Friday 2021, now it’s time to shop until your computer dies. Cyber Monday 2021, one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, has arrived with enticing deals that are worth the screen time. One of the big-box retailers that keeps launching epic deals is Walmart, and Cyber Monday is no exception. Walmart just wrapped up its massive Black ...

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Online retail giant Amazon is planning to open another one of its 4-star stores in New Jersey. The brick-and-mortar store will open at the Cherry Hill Mall in Cherry Hill. It will be located in the mall’s Macy’s wing, between Armani Exchange and MAC. Although an exact opening date has yet to be announced, the store is set to open in the first half of 2022, according to Chain Store Age. It is ...

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Standing in the back of the sanctuary at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Alese McNair grabbed the pink measuring tape that she had draped over her shoulders and stretched it around the torso of the woman standing in front of her. "We're just gonna figure out your size," the 17-year-old told Patience Dohnwana with a smile. "We've got you." And after the measuring was finished, McNair and ...

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Nov. 28—The second half of 2021 has shown signs of rejuvenation at malls like Sooner Mall in Norman as COVID-19 cases are lower than they were previously and foot traffic and consumer spending increase, generating momentum for the brick-and-mortar center heading into 2022. According to IBISWorld, the U.S. shopping mall management industry declined 4.4.% between 2016 and 2021. Coresight ...