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 »

Sales and Closures on Labor Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Labor Day is summer’s last hurrah, but it’s also the last day for shoppers to get their hands on some hot bargains. Although many places are closed during the holiday, a number of stores and malls will be bustling with shoppers. For many retailers, this is the last day that they can … Continue reading »

The Clothes Horse Opens New Shop

EUGENE, Ore. — A local used clothing store that likes to make shopping and trading fun and easy. More than 20 years ago, The Clothes Horse opened shop near the University of Oregon campus. But earlier this month, the store opened its doors at a new location. Co-owner Ann Hathway says the university area has … Continue reading »

DeFazio Fights SNAP Cuts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The average American on food stamps gets just more than $30 a week to shop, but Congress is looking at cutting that already tight budget by 20 percent. Congressman Peter DeFazio is working to prevent those cuts by showing what shopping on food stamps is really like. DeFazio admits, he doesn’t usually … Continue reading »

JC Penney Urges Customers to Come Back

(CNN) — Attention shoppers–JC Penney wants you back. The company has released a new 30-second ad on its YouTube channel saying it has made mistakes and wants its customers to return. The ad is called “It’s No Secret” and says the company listened to what customers had to say after it changed some selling strategies. … Continue reading »

Corvallis Bag Ban Changes

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Changes could be coming to the plastic bag ban in Corvallis.  In July, small businesses with less than 50 employees will have to join the big retailers in enforcing the ban. But on April 17, the Administrative Services Committee voted to give small businesses a break. They no longer have to charge five … Continue reading »

Shop Pops Up on Broadway

EUGENE, Ore. — The recently renovated Broadway Commerce Center is out of retail space, but it’s allowing local vendors to sell to the community in a different way Friday night. The Eug Pop-up Shop will take over the Atrium starting at 6 p.m. Pop-up retail, or flash retailing, is a trend of opening short-term sale … Continue reading »

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