Holiday Fair in Santa Clara Puts Focus on Local Crafts and CreatorsA line of shoppers wrapped around the Santa Clara Convention Center on Friday for the Holiday Fair that supports small businesses and craftspeople.
Bay Area Bargain Shoppers Find Black Friday Is Not What It Used To BeBlack Friday shoppers said some Bay Area stores still offered big discounts to get customers in the door, while others were not offering much. Retail experts said part of that was a supply chain issue.
Heavy Police Presence Doesn't Dampen Black Friday Holiday Shopping Spirit In Union SquareAfter a rash of smash and grab retail robberies, among the greeters, shoppers, and visitors in Union Square on Black Friday, were San Francisco police officers.
Black Friday Opening Hours Rush Of Customers Only A Memory This YearNicolas Perry drove into the parking lot of the Pleasant Hill Best Buy store shortly after midnight, fully prepared to spend hours standing in an ever-growing line outside waiting for a 5 a.m. dash inside to take advantage of the Black Friday door-buster deals.
Bay Area Shoppers Wary as Retailers Ready Return of Black FridayBay Area shoppers spent Thanksgiving at home as major retailers did not open their stores on the holiday and opinions were mixed about whether they would return to malls on Black Friday, given COVID concerns and recent smash-and-grab thefts.
Smash-And-Grabs Prompt Heavy Security Presence At Valley Fair, Santana Row As Holidays NearWith the holiday shopping season set to begin, police and security presence were heavy at Valley Fair Mall and across the street at Santana Row, in the wake of a series of disturbing retail robberies across the Bay Area.
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East Bay Regional Parks To Waive Entrance Fees For 'Green' FridayThe East Bay Regional Park District is encouraging people to have a Green Friday alternative to the holiday shopping of Black Friday this week by waiving fees at all parks in the district for the day.
Early Black Friday Deals On The Hottest Toys And Toy Brands Of 2021We looked for sales on LOL Surprise!, Lego and Little Dumpling toys so you don't have to
Major Retailers Roll Back Thanksgiving Day Shopping as Pandemic Drags OnThis year, there will be fewer shopping days leading up to Christmas because some of the biggest names in retail say they’ll be closed Thanksgiving Day to allow employees to spend time with family.
COVID: Small Business Saturday Turns 10 in Make-or-Break Pandemic YearFor many independent businesses Small Business Saturday opens a critical holiday shopping season and, in this pandemic year, one-fifth say they will have to close if things don't get better soon.
COVID Shopping: Despite Pandemic, South Bay Shoppers Head to Stores on Black Friday, Enforcement UpDespite the COVID pandemic and the risks, many shoppers were still determined to carry on their Black Friday traditions. Popular stores like Zara at Valley Fair mall had a socially distanced line Friday evening.
Bay Area Bargain Hunters Brave Long Lines On Black Friday Despite PandemicThe coronavirus pandemic could not keep bargain hunters from shopping on Black Friday.
Bay Area Small Business Group Says Shop Small, Think Big on Black FridayA group of activists and store owners is asking shoppers to help them reclaim Black Friday by foregoing discounts and paying a percentage of sales to Black and Indigenous organizations.