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1 year 8 months ago

Marketers fooling you with greenwashing

Greenwashing: it's when a company uses images or terms to make consumers believe a product is more environmentally friendly than it really is, and it happens more than you might think. We've seen the symbols and know the lingo-- terms like 'natural', 'green' and 'organic'-- but it's not all...

1 year 8 months ago

Chaotic Black Friday winds down

Black Friday is nearly in the books. The Friday after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest holiday shopping days of the year and also a day when many retailers are said to be making a profit, or operating in the black, for the year. Over the years, early...

1 year 8 months ago

Black Friday holiday rush kicks off

COLORADO SPRINGS- The rush to grab some of the hottest items of the year is happening now. Residents began camping outside the Best Buy store on North Academy Wednesday afternoon. By 2 p.m. Thursday, the line was beginning to wrap around the corner. "Last year I got...

2 years 4 months ago

Colorado's internet tax axed

Once again, shopping at amazon.com is tax-free for Coloradoans after a federal judge this week tossed out a state law taxing online purchases. House Majority Leader Rep. Amy Stephens of Monument applauds the decision. "Not only was it a burden for interstate commerce but for our internet retailers." ...

2 years 7 months ago

Record year for retail sales

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Retail sales barely rose in December, but the gain was enough to lift sales to a record level for 2011. It marked the largest annual increase in more than a decade. Sales inched up 0.1 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted $400.6 billion, The Commerce...

2 years 7 months ago

Video of the Day: Falling

Have you heard of "falling?" If not, check out our Video of the Day! This is just one of many videos on Youtube of teens taking tumbles in stores. CLICK HERE to watch the entire video. If you saw this happen in your aisle, what would you do?...

2 years 8 months ago

Black Friday rush in the Springs

Black Friday was off to a healthy start in the Springs. Starting at 4:30 am, News 5 headed over to the Southgate Shopping Center in Colorado Springs to check out the crowds and lines outside two of the stores. Both shopping experiences were a little different. One recommendation...

2 years 8 months ago

Calling all bargain hunters

All across America stores opened their doors for another Black Friday holiday shopping adventure. At Gordmans, in the Southgate Shopping Center in Colorado Springs, hundreds stood in line to get into the store to get their deals. The first shoppers to get in were those who camped outside the...

2 years 8 months ago

Police department urges vigilance during holidays

The Colorado Springs Police Department is urging residents to be vigilant this holiday season. The department's crime analysts consider the holidays a "time of opportunity" for criminals as they notice a distinct increase in vehicle burglaries. A department media advisory issued Tuesday morning encourages citizens to never leave valuable...

2 years 9 months ago

Holiday shopping made easy

Over 200 hundred vendors are showcasing their products at the 2011 13th Annual Holiday Festival this weekend at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center in Colorado Springs. There is everything from gourmet foods to children's toys and clothes. Many Colorado-based vendors are there, too. Mark Ludy is a...

2 years 10 months ago

MapQuest website ranks neighborhoods, amenities

DENVER (AP) - MapQuest is launching a website that ranks thousands of neighborhoods on quality-of-life measures including restaurants and bars, shopping and how easy it is to get around on foot. MapQuest unveiled its mqVibe beta website Thursday. The company says mqVibe uses algorithms to produce real-time rankings...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Heat brings shoppers to malls

Retailers are reporting solid sales gains for July as deep discounts and sweltering heat drove shoppers to air conditioned malls. But with growing concerns about the economy, analysts worry shoppers heading back to malls for back-to-school shopping will hold tight to some of the habits of the Great Recession -...

3 years 1 month ago

The farm comes to the Springs

Fruits, veggies, doggie treats, oh my! Join us this morning as we go live from the farmers market in Old Colorado City in Bancroft Park. We'll be talking with one of the original founders of the market, as well as with some vendors to help you create the...

3 years 1 month ago

The farm comes to the Springs

Fruits, veggies, doggie treats, oh my! Join us this morning as we go live from the farmers market in Old Colorado City in Bancroft Park. We'll be talking with one of the original founders of the market, as well as with some vendors to help you create the meal...

3 years 7 months ago

Chicks prepare to crawl in Manitou

The Manitou Springs Chick Crawl has expanded to five events in 2011. The first will happen on February 5. During 2010, the Manitou Springs Chick Crawls consistently sold out, sometimes as early as two weeks in advance of the event. In order to accommodate more participants, in 2011 the...

3 years 8 months ago

Protect yourself when shopping online

Some new numbers show an increase of online shopping as much as 36% from last year during the Christmas season. But not all of us may have such a happy holiday. "A lot of people bought online, more than predicted." explains Katie Carrol with the Better Business Bureau of Southern...

3 years 8 months ago

Ready, set, shop!

Stephanie McCroskey is getting the holiday shopping season underway; trying to cross some names off her lists by waiting in line at the Colorado Springs Toys "R" Us near Citadel Mall for sales beginning at 10 p.m. Many stores hold "door buster" sales after Thanksgiving, but many wait for the...

3 years 9 months ago

Holiday sales expect to rise

With Halloween now in the books the retail focus shifts to Christmas. With only 54 shopping days left, businesses are already getting into the holiday spirit. "We already have all of our Christmas wrap in and we're ready to go." says Chris Sondermann who owns Terra Verde, a shop in...

4 years 4 months ago

Lots of buzz for 3-D TV

Stoney Kahn saw it advertised on the Masters and just had to check it out, 3-D television. "I don't know if I'm going to buy one or not, but I certainly want to see one," Kahn says. He's not the only one interested. At The Soundshop in Colorado...

4 years 4 months ago

Guided girls night out grows

The Manitou Springs Chick Crawl is expanding to downtown Colorado Springs. It's a guided girls night out, featuring food, wine and in-store events at shopping hot spots. Founder Sara Keller says the downtown Colorado Springs event will happen Wednesday, April 14. It's a a pedestrian-friendly event designed to...

4 years 5 months ago

Safeway employees accept new labor contract

A potential state wide grocery worker strike has been averted after the announcement Wednesday that Safeway employees with the Colorado United Food and Commercial Workers union ratified the chains last, best and final offer. After months of bargaining and heated debates, the super market giant presented employees with the...

4 years 6 months ago

Braving the Crowds

It's looking like a good night to hunker down for the Super Bowl, but, maybe not so good for traveling to those parties. Slick roads and cold temps may mean a party at home for many at the end of this season. "I don't want to be out on...

4 years 7 months ago

Wal-Mart to close 10 Sam's Clubs stores in U.S

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will close 10 money-losing Sam's Club stores and cut 1,500 jobs to reduce costs. Stores to close are in Nampa, Idaho; La Quinta, Calififornia, Louisville, Colorado; Vista, Calififornia; Rolling Meadows, Illinois; Clay, New York; and Irvine, California. The cities of Houston, Phoenix and Sacramento, California,...

4 years 7 months ago

Shopping Safety Tips

The holidays are here. That means lots of spending, presents and unfortunately car break-ins. "The breaking into cars does go up this time of year, every year, without fail." explains Sgt. Tim Hogan with CSPD, "We have seen a spike in that and it's something that's just going to happen...

4 years 8 months ago

Pueblo's Posada this Saturday

Pueblo's 32nd Annual La Posada celebration will feature displays by local artisans, performing artists, refreshments and shopping opportunities in Downtown Pueblo. Events begin at noon on Saturday. Featured performers include the Pueblo Children's Chorale, Mrs. Brown's Clowns, Ed Hill, Tom Munch, Chrisanne Galvez, Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotle, Musical Community Productions,...

4 years 8 months ago

Local web sales up on Cyber Monday

With Black Friday behind us, Cyber Monday steps up as the all important day for web retailers. For the Colorado Springs based Chefs Catalog, it's been a nice haul so far. "We get a chance to get an early indicator starting with Black Friday." says Tm Littleton, President/CEO of Springs...

4 years 8 months ago

Black Friday gives way to Cyber Monday

Retailers have taken some mild encouragement from the first big holiday shopping weekend and now it's the e-tailers' turn. The attention now shifts to the online promotions known as Cyber Monday, as well getting people to come back and shop more. Retailers saw a huge crowd of bargain shoppers for...

4 years 8 months ago

Black Friday shoppers out in force

It's another busy Black Friday. "Lots of crowd, lots of people but we're hanging in there," according to Nicole Stover "For Black Friday, I would say it's about normal," says Molly Cabin. The holiday shopping season is heating up as it usually does on Black Friday. This...

4 years 8 months ago

Is it "holiday" or Christmas shopping?

The holiday shopping season is here. Or is it Christmas shopping? Focus on the Family is starting its own campaign to remind retailers to call it Christmas. The Christian group says it bothers them when stories nix Christmas for what they call "more generic terms." The "Stand for...

4 years 8 months ago

Is Black Friday really worth the effort?

Shopping on Black Friday can be daunting, with massive crowds, pre-dawn start times and long checkout lines. Roughly 77 million Americans are expected to head to stores Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and often considered the start of the holiday shopping season, and the frenzy will continue through the...

4 years 9 months ago

Grocery chains hand down "final" offer

Months of negotiating from King Soopers, Safeway and their employees came to a head on Monday night. As promised, the grocery chains handed their employees the last, best and final contract offer. Both the grocery stores and the employees have argued over pensions, pay raises and promotions as the main...

4 years 9 months ago

Americans may be settling into spending less

Americans may be settling into low-spending habits. They spent about the same amount in October as they did in August and September. That's according to SpendingPulse, a service of MasterCard Advisors. U.S. retail sales rose 1.5 percent in October compared to a year earlier. The sales include everything from toys...

4 years 11 months ago

Retailers report sales declines for August

Retailers are reporting sales declines for August as shoppers continue to hold off on back-to-school purchases and continue to focus on necessities. As merchants report their sales figures Thursday, teen apparel stores reported weakness. Wet Seal Inc. and Hot Topic Inc. both said sales dropped. Labor Day falls a...

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