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  • Mall at Cortana to get face-lift Play Video

    September 11, 2014 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who shop at the Mall at Cortana have something to look forward to in the near future. A district meeting headed up by councilperson Donna Collins-Lewis Thursday night welcomed community input on plans to revitalize the mall. Ownership has recently changed and one of... more »
  • Local stores see big holiday sales Play Video

    December 28, 2013 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While national retail chains didn't get the holiday numbers they hoped for, smaller, locally owned stores didn't miss a beat this year. Victoria's Toy Station in Mid City saw a 15-20 percent increase in holiday sales this year. "It's wonderful. It gives us some cushion... more »
  • Shoppers still spending at Tanger despite higher taxes Play Video

    April 4, 2013 4:17 PM

    GONZALES - People are still spending money at Tanger Outlet Mall, despite having to pay higher taxes. Shoppers are charged a 9.5 percent tax on what they buy at the mall, which is a cent more than in the rest of Gonzales. About 70 percent of each penny... more »
  • Report: Online holiday sales up 14 percent

    January 3, 2013 4:25 PM

    RESTON, Va. - A report released Thursday says holiday shoppers spent $42.3 billion online in November and December, 14 percent more than in the same months a year ago. ComScore found that shoppers started the holiday season strong in November but a dip in consumer confidence hurt early December sales.... more »
  • Christmas shoppers still spend despite looming Fiscal Cliff deadline Play Video

    December 22, 2012 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Holiday shoppers were out today despite current talks from Washington on potential tax increases. Kelli Bagwell said she is aware of how close the nation is to teetering to the fiscal cliff, but she is not going to let it ruin her holiday season. "I'm getting... more »
  • Shoppers look outside the mall for unsual Christmas gifts Play Video

    December 13, 2012 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Shoppers looking for unique Christmas gifts are finding them outside typical stores. "We have something for the person who has everything," says Ned Pearson. A hot item this year is The Spartan. It's a portable gadget that turns into a speaker for your cell phone, Ipad,... more »
  • Holiday shoppers give back to less fortunate

    November 25, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Now that Black Friday is over, many shoppers say they're turning their focus away from the malls and over to the less fortunate. "When you see the hordes and hordes of people spending money it automatically makes you think of the people you know don't have that... more »
  • Retailers, shoppers seem to like earlier opening Play Video

    November 23, 2012 6:11 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The move by big retailers to open their doors at midnight on Thanksgiving night -- or even earlier -- may be here to stay. A spokeswoman at the Mall of America in Minneapolis says 30,000 people showed up for the mall's opening at midnight, compared with 20,000 last... more »
  • Retailers are starting Christmas early

    November 8, 2012 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with several stores already stocking the shelves with holiday items. According to the National Retail Federation nearly 40 percent of holiday shoppers get started around Halloween. Retailers seem more than happy supply the demand. But not everyone... more »
  • Shoppers should read fine print on gift cards Play Video

    December 22, 2011 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Buying a gift-card is very appealing to shoppers especially when it gets down to the wire. But before you buy. Take a moment to make sure of what you're getting into. 1. Look for hidden fees: Some cards take out fees for inactivity, purchases or even... more »
  • Saturday shoppers try to grab Black Friday deals

    November 26, 2011 10:15 AM

    Shoppers are headed to the stores Saturday hoping to nab residual Black Friday deals. But experts say, they may be disappointed. Britt Beemer with America's Research Group, predicts there will be a lot of shoppers out Saturday, especially early. But today's shoppers shouldn't expect to see some of... more »
  • Traffic snarled across Baton Rouge area

    November 25, 2011 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic slowed down or stopped altogether in many areas of Baton Rouge today, due to a one-two punch of Black Friday shoppers and gameday travelers. At midday the state Dept. of Transportation and Development reported congestion on all major interstates leading into and through Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Shoppers hit stores for Black Friday deals

    November 25, 2011 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Shoppers in the Baton Rouge area got out late Thanksgiving night and up early Friday morning to get in on Black Friday shopping deals. Hundreds lined up outside stores near the Mall of Louisiana waiting for the doors to big deals to open. Several big... more »
  • Holiday 2010: The year the shoppers came back

    December 25, 2010 9:43 AM

    NEW YORK - Shoppers came back in force for the holidays, right to the end. After two dreary years, Christmas 2010 will go down as the holiday Americans rediscovered how much they like to shop. People spent more than expected on family and friends and splurged on themselves, too, an... more »
  • Holiday shoppers sprint to end; retail revenues up

    December 22, 2010 2:21 PM

    CHICAGO - Holiday shoppers are racing to the end of the season at a more feverish pace this year, with retail revenue up 5.5 percent during the last weekend before Christmas. The figure, released by ShopperTrak on Wednesday, is a drastic improvement from a year ago, when revenue dropped 6.2... more »
  • Some wonder if more could've been done after mall robbery

    September 20, 2010 6:55 PM

    The search continues for two men who pulled a brazen daylight robbery at the Mall of Louisiana yesterday. Some customers ran out of the mall as others wondered what was going on. News 2’s Michael Shingleton got answers on whether an alert system should have been used to inform... more »
  • Black Friday shoppers brave big crowds

    November 27, 2009 11:19 AM

    Stores were crowded and lines were long as shoppers hit the doors of the Mall of Louisiana on Black Friday. Some department stores opened at 4 a.m. Even though the mall itself didn't open until 6 a.m., shoppers were itching at the doors to get in. "I couldn't... more »
  • Shoppers hit stores a day early

    November 26, 2009 8:54 PM

    Some shoppers got a jump on the Black Friday frenzy by shopping on Thursday. A small number of stores opened their doors for the Thanksgiving holiday giving shoppers an extra day of savings. Some shoppers said they felt a little conflicted about shopping because the employees at the stores... more »
  • Local businesses fight for holiday cash

    November 23, 2009 5:02 PM

    Shoppers will have a little variety on Black Friday. Large retail chains have pulled out all the stops, trying to attract customers. To compete, local business owners are doing the same--online. Limited advertising budgets have forced local business owners to be creative. In Denham Springs, KID Adorable Owner Heather... more »

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