Saturday, November 17, 2012
Sears and Walmart plan to open at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, while Target plans a 9 p.m. opening.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Retail workers and shoppers are once again pushing stores to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day instead of starting Black Friday on Thursday, as many plan to do. Target will launch its Black Friday sale at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, while Sears and Walmart have announced plans to open at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, Best Buy is continuing the midnight openings it started last year. Critics say Thanksgiving Day openings prevent employees from spending the holiday with their families. Opposition is growing on online petition website Change.org. “C Renee,” a woman who says she’s been a Target employee for six years, started a petition asking the retailer to…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Black Friday hype increases every year, and this year, retailers are upping their game by opening earlier than ever.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us It’s the Super Bowl of shopping, the Oscars for retailers. It’s a time when below-the-radar soccer moms and soft-spoken grandpas take to the shopping cart raceways, weaving in and out of the throngs in search of the Holy Grail, that larger-than-life bargain. There’s a game plan, an emergency plan, and lots of coffee. It’s Black Friday! Black Friday hype increases every year, and this year, retailers are upping their game by opening earlier than ever. While Black Friday has traditionally begun the day after Thanksgiving, Wal-Mart was the first to announce they would be opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving to accommodate those shoppers looking …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
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Thursday, March 29, 2012
The retailer plans to close 50 stores and lay off as many as 400 employees, thanks in part to declining revenues.
Best Buy officials announced on Thursday that they plan to close 50 of their big box stores and lay off 400 employees at corporate and support levels, according to a news release. But those plans—at least for the time being–do not include Eagan's Best Buy store, located along Town Centre Drive near the Eagan Promenade shopping center, according to updated information released by the nationwide retailer. Stores in Edina, Brooklyn Center, Rogers, Lakeville and Hutchinson will close, impacting more than 300 workers, according to Kare11. However, Best Buy also announced it plans to open 100 smaller and more profitable "Connected Stores". The closures are part of $800 million in planned cost reductions by 2015. In the fourth quarter of 2011, …