Black Friday Shoppers Shop Online

EUGENE, Ore. — More people will do their Black Friday shopping from the comfort of their own homes this year. A study by Bankrate.com found that 40 percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday. Of those who will shop, 28 percent will head to stores and the rest will go online. It’s mostly … Continue reading »

Hyatt Hotel Coming to Oakway Center

EUGENE, Ore. — Oakway Center in Eugene is about to get a facelift. The shopping center developers announced a major expansion project Wednesday that includes a hotel and multi-level parking structure. The parking lot at Oakway Center in front of Chikara and Cafe Yumm will become an eight story building that’ll house hundreds of parking … Continue reading »

Shoppers Camp Out for H&M Grand Opening

EUGENE, Ore. — H&M is now open at Valley River Center, and some shoppers camped out to make sure they were first in line for the grand opening. The first person got to the mall at 9 p.m. Tuesday night and slept on the sidewalk before the mall opened. Shoppers say they wanted the experience … Continue reading »

Fletcher’s For Children to Close

EUGENE, Ore. — After serving the Eugene community for more than 35 years, Fletcher’s for Children is closing it’s doors. The owners say their lease is ending and since the recession, it’s been difficult to keep their small business profitable. At Fletcher’s you can find just about anything a baby or child might need, and … Continue reading »

Holiday Shopping Increase Expected

EUGENE, Ore. — The National Retail Federation expects to see an increase of about 4 percent in holiday shopping this year. While the days leading up to Christmas are big – post Christmas sales also attract big crowds. Despite the expected overall increase in sales, some reports say the days leading up to Christmas were … Continue reading »

Last Weekend For Xmas Tree Sales

EUGENE, Ore. —   With Christmas just a couple days away, it’s coming down to the wire for people who are still looking to buy a tree. Some Christmas tree lots have already closed up shop, but many others will welcome customers until Christmas Eve. The Hartsell family has been running Christmas tree lots for more … Continue reading »

Last Minute Shoppers Find Deals

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some shoppers say you just got to be patient and you can find gifts at great prices and for the most part, things were still in stock. About the only thing they had to complain about were long lines. “Being a little patient was definitely worth it because it’s not quite Christmas … Continue reading »

Snow Affecting Christmas Shopping

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s that time of the year for shopping and finding the perfect gift. “The holiday season is always fun for retailers because of the spike in business,” said Bob Coll, owner of the Eugene Running Co. “This year’s actually been pretty good up until the snow,” said Tina Fithian, a sales clerk … Continue reading »

Small Businesses Have Holiday Boost

EUGENE, Ore. — Year after year Kelly Webber makes it a point to shop at mom and pop stores on small business Saturday. “I do it every year. I’ve done it for the past three years now so I look for it. I’m signed onto the Facebook thing and everything,” said Webber. This year she … Continue reading »

Shoppers Get Deals Without Camping Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Whether going to the store with a game plan or just looking for some low prices, shoppers said they found everything they needed at stores on Black Friday. “Just looking for business shirts, just some basic things, a few presents for family,” said Mark Coombe, a shopper at Valley River Center. Over … Continue reading »

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