February 4, 2013 3:30 PM
Some bad news tonight for four retailers nationwide. They're planning on closing hundreds of stores. We found out it has a lot to do with your shopping habits.
For many, the ease of online shopping is a huge appeal.
"Sometimes you can find exactly what you want online... more »
December 23, 2012 5:38 PM
It may have been a little more difficult to get around Pueblo today.
Shoppers kept a steady flow of traffic most of the day, and parking lots were mostly full at the mall and some of the bigger stores.
We heard a few people say they haven't even started... more »
December 10, 2012 7:13 PM
The holidays are a time for memories, but all too often those memories are marred by scams. We set out to find ways to keep those memories happy by uncovering some common scams.
"There are always new twists on old scams," said Katie Carrol, Director of Public Relations for... more »
December 10, 2012 7:12 PM
Cold weather may have kept you indoors, but it didn't stop FedEx.
Those delivering on ground make hundreds of stops a day. Today is the busiest day of the year for FedEx due to so many online orders and many wanting to make sure their loved ones' Christmas gifts arrive... more »
December 6, 2012 1:21 AM
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... more »
November 26, 2012 6:37 PM
Today is Cyber Monday when millions of Americans go online to get great holiday deals.
At the Solar Roast Coffee shop in Pueblo folks were using WiFi to snag some of those deals. Besides saving money, those we talked to say it's also much easier without the crowds.
"Why... more »
November 23, 2012 8:59 PM
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... more »
November 22, 2012 9:36 PM
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... more »
November 21, 2012 11:04 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Just hear those registers ringing and money jingling too. Come on, It's a lovely weather for, well, last minute grocery shopping.
"Oh my goodness, it's packed in here," said Carolyn Cathey who came to the King Soopers on Centennial Boulevard Wednesday to pick up her last... more »
November 21, 2012 7:12 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - As shopping malls and retailers anxiously wait for the rush of Black Friday shoppers, one of the busiest days for grocery stores is today.
At the King Soopers on Centennial Boulevard in Colorado Springs, News 5 found hundreds of shoppers keeping the cashiers and clerks busy.... more »
November 20, 2012 8:14 PM
Ready or not; with all the sales, one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year is here.
"It's partly fun when you can find what you want, it's stress when you can't," says Faith Williams, talking about shopping the week of Thanksgiving.
The pressure is on for... more »
November 19, 2012 3:35 PM
With the holiday chaos to be unleashed in a couple days, companies are hoping to end up in the red on Black Friday. Because sales are typically strong the day after Thanksgiving, many stores are kicking off those deals earlier and earlier.
It's great for bargain hunters, but as... more »
April 5, 2012 7:50 PM
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."
... more »
January 12, 2012 10:07 AM
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... more »
January 12, 2012 8:04 AM
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?... more »
December 26, 2011 11:15 PM
As shoppers continue to crowd malls and spend money all over Southern Colorado, there's at least one welcome sight in some places, gas under $3.00 a gallon. "I just had a flashback because they had said that it would never go under $3.00 ever again." said Danny Trujillo as he... more »
November 25, 2011 8:40 PM
While many of us are focusing on the best deals this holiday season, thieves are focusing on their next victim, shoppers being careless. For example, leaving valuable items in plain view or waiting until they get to the store before placing their valuables in the backseat or the trunk of... more »
November 25, 2011 3:21 PM
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... more »
November 25, 2011 9:40 AM
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... more »
November 22, 2011 12:42 PM
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... more »
November 12, 2011 10:45 AM
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... more »
October 13, 2011 1:24 PM
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... more »
August 4, 2011 8:49 AM
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 -... more »
July 16, 2011 1:06 AM
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... more »
July 16, 2011 1:06 AM
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... more »
January 14, 2011 3:20 PM
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... more »
December 29, 2010 12:30 AM
New national sales numbers show a rise in holiday spending this year. It's a good sign for merchants in Southern Colorado who say the past couple of years haven't been as kind. "We were significantly down in 2008 and 2009." explains Chris Sondermann, owner of Terra Verde in Colorado Springs.... more »
December 24, 2010 10:45 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Whether last-minute shoppers have been too busy until now to Christmas shop, or their procrastination just provides an adrenaline rush, many stores will be open today to oblige them.
Today's Christmas Eve mad dash is expected to be the best holiday season for stores since... more »
December 6, 2010 7:42 PM
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... more »
November 29, 2010 7:17 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - After a weekend of strong online sales, retail websites are rolling out the gimmicks on " Cyber Monday " to draw buyers.
The sales promotions on the Monday after Thanksgiving got their name from a retail trade group, which promoted the idea that people, upon... more »
November 25, 2010 11:41 PM
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... more »
November 20, 2010 11:47 PM
Over the next few weeks, thousands of shoppers in Southern Colorado will flood the malls and other stores looking to score the perfect Christmas gift. But some of those gifts will never make it to their loved one. Around this time of year, police see a rise in thefts around... more »
November 1, 2010 8:13 PM
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... more »
October 11, 2010 7:11 PM
It may only be mid October, but some stores in Southern Colorado are already hearing "Jingle Bells". "It's definitely the warm up for Christmas." explains Rebecca Berg, the owner of Barracuda Bazaar clothing store in Old Colorado City, "People are starting to look around at the stores to see what's... more »
April 11, 2010 7:18 PM
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... more »
March 31, 2010 4:08 PM
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... more »
February 24, 2010 1:20 PM
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... more »
February 10, 2010 7:59 PM
New businesses are opening and staying open in Pueblo's Union Avenue Historic District, but sales tax numbers haven't improved. The City of Pueblo reports sales tax revenue was down last December in the historic shopping district by about 2.5% from December of 2008. However, at least four new businesses have... more »
February 7, 2010 6:35 PM
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... more »
January 28, 2010 5:40 PM
Pueblo police are asking for your help in locating the man in this photo. He is accused of robbing the 80-year-old woman beside him.
The woman told investigators that she was at the 8th Street Safeway, when the man followed her from the store and out to her car.... more »
January 12, 2010 10:20 AM
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,... more »
December 19, 2009 6:48 PM
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... more »
December 11, 2009 1:29 PM
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,... more »
December 1, 2009 12:33 AM
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... more »
November 30, 2009 9:06 AM
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... more »
November 27, 2009 5:44 PM
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... more »
November 25, 2009 9:20 PM
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... more »
November 25, 2009 12:19 PM
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... more »
November 24, 2009 8:44 AM
Christmas could prove to be a holiday bonanza for cats and dogs across the U.S.
The poll found that six in 10 of those who own only dogs planned on shopping for their pet for the holidays. Forty percent of those with only cats planned to pet shop.
... more »
November 23, 2009 11:18 PM
As the holiday shopping season quickly approaches you may notice a little less next time you go to the store. Across the nation inventories are down, but in most cases it's not the stores fault. "Our consumers believe we're not really ordering the product for them. But what it is,... more »
November 17, 2009 2:27 AM
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... more »
November 12, 2009 8:52 AM
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... more »
September 3, 2009 8:59 AM
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... more »