Corner Stores Offer Essential Supplies as Big Chains Struggle to Stay StockedNeighborhood corner stores have been a lifeline for people unable to find basics at their local big chain retailers. Don Ford reports. (3-26-20)
Small Grocery Stores Rebound From Panic Buying ShortagesEven as some of the large chain stores are still finding it hard to stock their shelves many smaller markets are getting the product they need. Don Ford reports. (3-19-20)
Coronavirus Fears Stoke Panic ShoppingStores are jammed with frenzied shoppers all over the Bay Area. What really explains the panic buying, given the virus isn't shutting down the stores? Andria Borba asked and got answers. (3-13-20)
Online Consignment Store TheRealReal Opens Physical Showroom in SF Union SquareThe luxury second-hand store could bring new life to San Francisco's shopping district. Betty Yu reports. (3-6-20)
Coronavirus Anxiety Puts Drag on Bay Area BusinessFrom canceled tech and gaming conferences to reduced foot traffic in S.F. Chinatown, fears of the coronavirus more than the virus itself are impacting the local economy. Joe Vazquez reports. (2-28-20)
'Untenable' Business Conditions Force Closure of Historic San Jose StoreWestern Appliance, a San Jose store that has stood the test of time for well over a century says it must now close its doors for good. Devin Fehely reports. (1-10-20)
Thieves Steal $83,000 in Jewelry From Palo Alto Bloomingdale'sSurveillance video shows thieves force their way into the Bloomingdale store in the Stanford shopping center early Tuesday in a brazen, smash-and-grab heist. Mark Sayre reports. (1-9-20)
Post-Christmas Shoppers Look for Year-End DealsLots of people were out returning gifts Thursday and KPIX 5's Don Ford headed out to look for some of the best post-Christmas bargains. (12-26-19)
More Retail Chains Set to Shutter Stores, Despite Robust Consumer SpendingAfter Christmas, many shoppers will return to stores but many popular chains won't be around much longer. Betty Yu reports. (12-25-19)
Great Holiday Gift Ideas From Lifestyle Guru Phyllis BowieLifestyle guru Phyllis Bowie shows BR host Jan Mabry some unique holiday gift ideas that have meaning and won't break the bank, from black designers, artists and entrepreneurs.
Lifestyle Guru Amy Sewell Shares Some Amazing Holiday Gift IdeasLifestyle guru Amy Sewell shares the latest holiday gift ideas with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego. For more ideas go to shopwithstyle.com.
Go Share App Helps You Get Your Purchase Home FastCEO and founder Shaun Savage talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about Go Share, a new app that helps shoppers get their purchases delivered fast.
San Francisco USPS Uses Large Robot To Help Sort Packages During Holiday Shopping FrenzyThe U.S. Postal Service is using a large new robot to handle the delivery challenges of this year's holiday shopping rush. Joe Vazquez reports. (12-16-2019)
Shoppers Crowd Bay Area Stores Looking for Black Friday BargainsTeam coverage from Jackie Ward and Don Ford. (11-29-19)
Security Tips for Shoppers Hitting Early Black Friday SalesStores around the Bay Area were already open Thursday afternoon for Black Friday shoppers who may want to heed the advice of law enforcement pros. Team coverage from Andria Borba and Da Lin. (11-28-19)
Marin Co. Woman Petitions To Get Amazon To Collect, Reuse Its Delivery BoxesEvery day, thousands and thousands of online Amazon orders are delivered in a boxes. Now there’s a push to cut down on all that cardboard, and as Wilson Walker reports, it's largely the work of one determined woman in Marin County.
Thieves Hit Apple Store in San MateoSan Mateo police said Thursday they're investigating a theft of multiple electronic devices at an Apple store inside Hillsdale Mall that followed a police pursuit. Maria Medina reports. (9-5-19)
Amazon Prime Day Protests Planned By Immigrant Rights, Labor LeadersImmigrant rights and labor leaders are planning protests on Amazon's Prime Day to demand the company to cut ties with ICE. Betty Yu reports. (7-14-2019)
Valley Fair Mall Gets Billion-Dollar RenovationIn the South Bay a company is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on what they hope will be the mall of the future. Devin Fehely reports. (7-11-19)
What Was Open on Christmas Day? Not a LotKPIX 5's Don Ford went on the hunt for retail and dining establishments that stayed open on a bright, clear Christmas Day around the bay. (12-25-18)
Task Force 'Operation Wrecking Ball' Targets Organized Retail Theft Ring in S.F.A major bust of organized retail theft should make the holiday shopping season a little more merry for retailers in San Francisco. Emily Turner reports. (12-20-18)
Fresh, Green Christmas Trees Carry a Steep Price Tag at Bay Area LotsFriday's wet, dreary conditions and slippery roads were not optimal for holiday shopping -- especially on tree farms. So KPIX 5's Don Ford wanted to find out if the weather kept people away. (11-23-18)
Soggy Shoppers Stream Into Livermore Outlet Stores on Black FridayThe rain didn't stop shoppers from getting their hands on the bargains at malls and stores all around the Bay Area. But, thanks to an uncertain trade policy, this might be the last year for some of those steep discounts. Emily Turner reports. (11-23-18)
Shoppers Cut Thanksgiving Day Celebrations Short to Line Up for DoorbustersIn the Bay Area, crowds hit the stores in search of those pre-Black Friday bargains. some stores staying open late into the night. Betty Yu reports. (11-22-18)