The phenomenon known as ‘Brown Friday’ – bathroom breaks on the sales floor

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 1:02 pm

What is wrong with people? It’s bad enough that people stampede stores looking for bargains, but I had not heard about shoppers engaging in crapping-as-aggression  in stores (and not in the loo). Reporter David Ferguson worked in retail (Gap and Borders Books) and decided to pull the curtain back on the continued de-evolution of American [...]

Black Friday sales up 7% – was it worth this?

By: Saturday November 26, 2011 9:33 pm

I figured that there would be stories about Black Friday melees, as shoppers camped out to be first in line as big retailers hyped up specials. I also expected a few stories of violence and frenzy. Well, first, the “good” news: The holiday shopping season got off to a strong start on Black Friday, with retail sales up [...]

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