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Why Black Friday is losing prominence during the 2016 holiday shopping season

Traditionally the single-biggest sales day of the year, the shopping holiday has morphed into a month-long event — causing retailers to adapt their strategies. This year, Black Friday will no longer be the biggest sales day of the year, according to a forecast from in-store analytics firm RetailNext. In fact, Black Friday is expected to be only the third biggest shopping day in overall sales and the second biggest traffic day for stores during the holiday season: Friday, Dec. 23, and Super Saturday, Dec. 17, are projected to beat Black Friday for overall sales, while Super Saturday is expected to see more store traffic. 

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Big US Businesses are Embracing Solar Power, According to New Report

A new report has placed a leading retailer at the top of U.S. businesses embracing solar power.

The Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) Solar Means Business 2016 report found that retailer Target now has 147.5 megawatts of installed capacity, pushing it to the top of rankings – and above businesses such as Walmart and Apple – for the first time.

"We feel honored to be named the top corporate solar installer in the U.S. by the Solar Energy Industries Association," John Leisen, vice president of property management at Target, said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Bailey’s Fine Jewelry: A Story of Family and Friendship

If you’ve ever stepped inside Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, at Cameron Village in Raleigh, you know they immediately treat you like family. That’s because for Bailey’s, family is everything. Our Cameron Village team sat down with Clyde Bailey himself, a second generation business owner, to learn about his family and the legacy they’ve created.

Click here to learn more about Bailey's Fine Jewelry on the Cameron Village blog.

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Walgreens introduces Ship to Store program

The latest offering from Walgreens will allow its customers to pick up eligible online and mobile app orders in-store at more than 7,600 locations, the company announced Monday. With the new Ship to Store program, customers who order items to a local Walgreens or Duane Reade store for pick up will receive free shipping with no minimum order requirement.

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Introducing Anthropologie & Co.: A Tour of the New Walnut Creek Store

Unlike-anywhere-else displays of visual artistry. Fully decorated showrooms, filled to the brim with custom furniture. Limited-edition apparel collections. The dresses—oh, the dresses!  A designer shoe salon. Jewelry crafted by local handsAccessories with a global perspective. Beauty finds curated from the finest brands, from cult favorites to the just-discovered.  A wedding shop stocked with unusually beautiful gowns. A place to celebrate the outdoors and gather with friends. The new store concept is now open in Walnut Creek, California.

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New From Target And Dwell: Chic, Modern Furniture For $400 Or Less

Today Target and the the shelter magazine Dwell announced a 120-piece furniture and home accessories line. Available in late December, the collaboration is a marriage of the brands' strong suits: Dwell’s aesthetic and Target’s ability to mass-produce products most of us can afford. With prices ranging from $16.99 to $399.99, it’s modern design finally within reach.

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Papa John's Makes Good on Clean Menu Promise

Menu items from Papa John’s International, Inc. no longer contain 14 ingredients that the company originally vowed to remove in June 2015, including artificial colors, preservatives, and sweeteners. The Louisville-based pizza chain announced the accomplishment Oct. 4 in a letter from John Schnatter, chairman and chief executive officer.

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NRF: Holiday sales poised for modest 3.6% boost

The National Retail Federation said Tuesday it expects sales in November and December, excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales, to increase 3.6% to $655.8 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5% and above the seven-year average of 3.4% since the economic recovery began in 2009.

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Q&A With Patrick Krejs on Texas Commercial Real Estate

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Texas Conference will kick off Oct. 5, 2016, in Dallas, TX. Join us as we sit down with Patrick Krejs Regency’s Senior Vice President, Senior Market Officer to learn about the dynamic Texas commercial real estate market. Patrick joined Regency in 1996 and currently oversees the leasing and operations of 95 properties, as well as the development and acquisition of new projects, in 10 central states.

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