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Inflation hangs over shoppers looking for Black Friday deals

Inflation hangs over shoppers looking for Black Friday deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers sought the best deals in stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager to start shopping for holiday gifts but weighed down by inflation. Due to high prices for food, rent, gasoline and other necessities, many people were hesitant to spend unless there was …

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Traffic backups increase as shoppers search for Black Friday deals at Mass stores.

Traffic backups increase as shoppers search for Black Friday deals at Mass stores.

Wrentham officials have warned of traffic delays as early risers hit the road early on Black Friday to try to get some serious business at Massachusetts stores. The Wrentham Outlets, which were closed on Thanksgiving, opened before sunrise. Traffic was jammed on Interstate 495 approaching outlets before 9 a.m. “Everyone seems happy and nice despite …

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More middle-class shoppers are heading to Walmart, Dollar General and other discount stores for better deals on groceries to save money amid soaring inflation

Middle-class shoppers turn to discount supermarkets as soaring inflation hits household budgets

Middle-class shoppers, hit by decades-long high inflation, turned to discount supermarkets, which boosted sales at Walmart and Dollar General. Although inflation has fallen to 7.7%, it remains stubbornly high as Americans have felt the pain at grocery stores, with many opting to seek out better deals. While bread and milk are $4.79 and $8.99 respectively …

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Once-touted Englewood Whole Foods closes as shoppers mourn health-focused grocer

Once-touted Englewood Whole Foods closes as shoppers mourn health-focused grocer

The Whole Foods which opened in Englewood six years ago to feature live music, TV-ready politicians and door-to-door lines will close with a bang on Sunday. The grocery store had once been a point of optimism and pride in the South Side neighborhood, one of Chicago’s most economically depressed neighborhoods. But on Saturday, the hot …

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Cupid's Singles Day arrow is way off target for weary Chinese shoppers

Cupid’s Singles Day arrow is way off target for weary Chinese shoppers

Singles’ Day has drawn a lukewarm response from Chinese shoppers this year, the latest indication that consumers and retailers in the world’s biggest market remain spooked by Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy and crackdown on excess. Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group has spent years making November 11 the biggest retail event on the planet, enlisting the services …

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