How Will COVID Affect Black Friday Sales? Stores 'Significantly Scaling Back,' Says ExpertBlack Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, will look a little different in 2020, as COVID cases spike across the country.
Few Signs of Pre-Thanksgiving Pandemic Panic Buying in East BayThe surge in COVID-19 cases has reportedly caused a new round of panic buying days before the Thanksgiving but worries about a lack of toilet paper may be overblown.
COVID Reopening: San Francisco's Union Square Retailers Hopeful Holiday Shoppers Will ReturnAfter enduring months of coronavirus shutdowns and looters taking advantage of unrest during the George Floyd protests, San Francisco's Union Square has had a rough 2020.
Shoppers Crowd Bay Area Stores In Final Countdown To ChristmasMany stores like Target and Old Navy had extended hours and shoppers definitely took advantage of them on Christmas Eve.
Potential Tariffs On Chinese Imports Affect Toymakers In Swing Of Holiday Shopping SeasonA second wave of tariffs against Chinese imports scheduled to take effect in less than a week could have a significant impact on the toy business as the holiday shopping season goes into full swing.
Cyber Monday Brings 'Porch Pirate' Warning From San Mateo SupervisorSan Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa has a warning for mail-order shoppers on this "Cyber Monday" -- watch out for "Porch Pirates" now and during the entire holiday shopping season.
USPS Facility Processes 300K Packages A Day As Christmas NearsAt the USPS Facility in San Francisco’s Bayview district, the first break employees will get is on Christmas Day. The 650,000 square foot facility is processing 300,000 packages every single day.
$1M Social Media Campaign Launched Pushing Live Christmas TreesA million dollar social media campaign has been launched by the Christmas Tree Promotion Board to push Americans into buying real trees instead of artificial ones.
Don't Fall Victim To These Online Holiday Shopping Scams An estimated 164 million Americans are considering shopping during Thanksgiving weekend and for the first time more shoppers say they plan to shop online than at big box retailers like Walmart and Target.
Oakland Small Businesses Battle Big-Box Stores on Plaid Friday WeekendPlaid Friday Weekend is the start of a season-long effort to encourage residents and visitors to shop locally.
UPS Predicts Record Holiday Deliveries, Defends Price HikeThe company said Thursday that it expects to deliver more than 750 million packages between Thanksgiving and Dec. 31.
Macy's To Close Stores, Cut Over 10,000 Jobs Amid Weak SalesMacy's says it is eliminating more than 10,000 jobs and plans to move forward with 68 store closures after a disappointing holiday shopping season.
Skip The Crowds, Shop Off Hours On Thanksgiving WeekendThe pros and cons to shopping on Black Friday, versus the off hours during Thanksgiving weekend.
Best Places To Go Holiday Shopping For Pets In San FranciscoLocal boutique stores offer everything perfect for stuffing Fluffy’s stocking, from food and treats, to toys and beds. Here are five of San Francisco’s best shops for holiday shopping for pets.
Best Places In The Bay Area To Get Your Holiday Shopping Done EarlyWith the holiday season encroaching, it’s once again the time of year when shoppers hit the streets searching for the perfect gift for everyone on their list. Here are five ideal areas around the Bay to wrap up some early holiday shopping.