Laura Layden and Thyrie Bland Naples Daily News Published 6:06 PM EST Nov 23, 2018 Black Friday shoppers easily strolled into Target at Coconut Point in Estero at 7 a.m. Only a few people lined up at the doors before they swung open. Others trickled in a few minutes later, some looking a little surprised to see the store so empty. "No lines? Crazy isn't it?" an early bird shopper commented as she breezed into the store and made a beeline for some of the doorbusters at the front of the store. More: More consumers expected to shop 'til they drop this holiday season Those doorbusters included movies for $4 to $9, such as "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", "The Greatest Showman" and "Ocean's 8." Also popular? TV series to binge through on sale for $10 including seasons of "Game of Thrones" and "The Flash." As they snatched up entertainment deals, Target shoppers said they were there for the excitement — and tradition. Several said they didn't shop on … [Read more...] about Black Friday still a draw for some shoppers in Southwest Florida
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Sarajane Sullivan Naples Daily News Published 1:06 PM EST Nov 16, 2018 Finish off that turkey and then head out into Black Friday madness. We've got you covered on the times and places from Naples to Fort Myers to make sure you find out what's on everybody's wish lists. In case you missed it: Where to find holiday events in from Naples to Fort Myers SWFL gift guide: Buy your loved ones gifts they'll love from Naples to Cape Coral Barnes and Noble: Closed Thursday. Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Bass Pro: Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Best Buy: Open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Dick’s Sporting Goods: Open 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Dillard’s: Closed Thursday. Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Home Depot: Closed Thursday. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. JCPenney: Open 2 p.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Friday. Kohl’s: Open 5 p.m. Thursday to 10 … [Read more...] about Holiday shopping guide: Black Friday and Thanksgiving hours from Naples to Estero
Updated 7:31 am, Monday, June 18, 2018 America hasn't stopped shopping, but it does shop differently than it used to. As online retail has gotten more popular, it's taking a bite out of sales at brick-and-mortar stores. Many traditional retailers have risen to the challenge with their own online presence, but what happens all those old mall locations? Usually, companies respond by shutting down stores or shrinking their square footage. And while this can be good for stores — focusing their cash on online operations or more successful retail locations — it's not always good for shoppers. Losing a big department store doesn't just mean one less local shopping option; a store closure can lead to a retail chain reaction. A large anchor store leaving a mall means there's less foot traffic for other stores, potentially leading to more closures... and eventually an empty mall. This year Kmart, Macy's, and Sears are all shuttering dozens of locations nationwide. While … [Read more...] about Is Your Local Macy’s, Sears, or Kmart Closing?