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 »

Buy Local First Day in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Despite the downtown Black Friday shopping buzz, small Corvallis shops are preparing for Buy Local First Day. Or Small Business Saturday. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Corvallis Independent Business Alliance teamed up for the annual event. Independently-owned businesses will offer discounts as an incentive for people to shop locally. “I think … Continue reading »

Making Black Friday Fun For Kids

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — During the Black Friday craziness, most of the focus is on adults getting started on their holiday shopping, so a local mall wanted to make sure kids didn’t feel left out. Gateway Mall had some special, free activities for little ones Friday, hoping to make the day a little more fun for … Continue reading »

J.C. Penney Shares Surge

(CNN) — J.C. Penney Co. reported a larger-than-expected quarterly loss Wednesday, but the ailing retailer said there will be continued improvement in sales during the current quarter. Shares of the company jumped more than 8 percent in early trading Wednesday. The results come near the end of a difficult year for the more than 100-year-old … Continue reading »

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