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  • Internet sales tax proposal opposed by GOP Senate candidates

    June 29, 2016 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three of the main Republican contenders for Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat say they oppose pending federal legislation to require companies to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, U.S. Rep. John Fleming and state Treasurer John Kennedy participated Wednesday in a candidate forum hosted... more »
  • Walmart grocery pickup comes to Baton Rouge area

    June 24, 2016 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walmart says it changed “the grocery shopping game” after announcing that customers can now shop for groceries from the comfort of their own home. The largest grocer in the United States announced Thursday that three Walmart locations in the Baton Rouge area will now allow customers... more »
  • Bocage shopping center considering options, Dearman's

    May 10, 2016 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A neighborhood family restaurant owner says he's submitted a proposal to occupy his old location, following a devastating fire and lease termination by the building's management. Dearman's owner, David Van Gelder, says he's submitted renderings and a proposal to the manager of Bocage Village Shopping Center.... more »
  • Electronic cards to make WIC easier to use

    February 29, 2016 11:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - Pregnant women and parents using the Women, Infants and Children program will have an easier time buying food at the grocery store. The Agriculture Department is announcing Monday it will require states to transition from paper vouchers to electronic cards over the next five years. WIC will now... more »
  • Kohl's will announce locations of 18 closures in a month

    February 26, 2016 10:25 AM

    MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - Kohl’s will close 18 under performing stores this year the company announced this week. Specific locations to be closed won't be announced until the end of March, the company said in a news release about the closure. Kohl's said the closures will save the company... more »
  • Livingston Parish cashing in on Juban Crossing Play Video

    January 11, 2016 4:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Juban Crossing continues to be a cash cow for Livingston Parish as the popular shopping center brought in more sales tax revenue in 2015. When comparing December 2014 to last December, Juban Crossing saw a nearly $400,000 increase in sales tax revenue with a total of $7.2... more »
  • Macy's closing Cortana location in coming weeks

    January 6, 2016 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Macy's will close its Cortana Mall location sometime in early 2016, the company announced Tuesday. The company said the closure is one of 40 that are happening or have already happened and will reduce expenses by $400 million. Earlier in the day, Macy's said sales fell... more »
  • Shoppers take advantage of overnight sales Play Video

    December 23, 2015 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Overnight, shoppers took advantage of stores catering to procrastinators. Cash registers are working extra at some stores where doors remain open without closing until Christmas Eve night. At Kohl's, the store has been open all night since last Wednesday. Employees signed up to work extra... more »
  • Police: New York Woman bit store employee after stealing underwear

    December 9, 2015 11:36 AM

    RUTLAND - A New York woman was arrested after she allegedly bit an employee of a Vermont store after he attempted to retrieve underwear she had allegedly stolen from the store. The Rutland Herald reports the 33-year-old woman from White Plains, New York, will be arraigned on Dec. 14 on... more »
  • Record Cyber Monday spending tops $3 billion

    December 2, 2015 1:31 PM

    NEW YORK- Shoppers spent more than $3 billion online this "Cyber Monday," making it the biggest online shopping day ever. Research firm comScore said shopping by phone, tablet, laptop or tablet jumped 21 percent to $3.11 billion Monday. The 10-year-old shopping holiday has lost some of its luster as retailers... more »
  • Cyber Monday sales still on top, but losing some luster

    November 30, 2015 11:42 AM

    NEW YORK - Retailers are rolling out online deals today, the so-called "Cyber Monday." But since shoppers these days are online all the time anyway, the shopping holiday is losing some of its luster. Still, today is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, with estimates that it... more »
  • Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online

    November 28, 2015 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Total sales on Black Friday fell 10 percent to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to research firm ShopperTrak. And sales on Thanksgiving dropped by the same percentage, to... more »
  • Chicago protest to target main shopping area

    November 27, 2015 10:22 AM

    CHICAGO - Not just holiday shoppers will be taking to Chicago's Magnificent Mile today. Also planned is a protest over the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a white police officer. The black teen was shot 16 times. Protesters say they'll be marching down part of Michigan Avenue, in... more »
  • Early Black Friday shoppers are a day late Play Video

    November 27, 2015 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Only a few dozen people were waiting in line for the doors to open for Black Friday. That's because Black Friday now takes place Thanksgiving night for most stores. Many of the same deals that happen Friday took place Thursday night, and the... more »
  • Red Stick Moms Blog releases Shop Local Guide Play Video

    November 9, 2015 5:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A group of local moms is trying to keep your money around Baton Rouge. The Red Stick Mom Bloggers have released a new Shop Local Guide just in time for the holiday season. Red Stick Moms Blog is a group of mothers in the Baton Rouge area... more »
  • DeliverBR debuts range of delivery services in Capital Area Play Video

    October 29, 2015 6:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New Capital Region service delivers anything from a cup of coffee to a full cart of groceries. Anita Tyner dreamed up DeliverBR while under the pressures of being a new mom. "I recognized the need for a delivery service on those days I didn't want to get... more »
  • Lawmaker: 99 percent of people don't pay online sales tax Play Video

    October 28, 2015 7:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A lawmaker is hoping to tackle a growing $808 million loss in tax revenue due to sales being made online. People are not paying the taxes on out-of-state purchases made online. Buyers are supposed to report online purchases each year on tax returns. “You're legally... more »
  • Hollydays 2015: Shopping for a Cause Play Video

    September 30, 2015 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- It may not even be October yet, but some people are already spreading the Christmas cheer. The Junior League of Baton Rouge is holding it's annual Hollydays event to raise money for the organization's mission-based initiatives. Over the past several years Hollydays has become Louisiana's largest fundraiser, collecting... more »
  • Old movie theater hit with wrecking ball Play Video

    August 3, 2015 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews have been working for nearly three weeks to tear down Cinemark's 10-screen Tinseltown theater. It has been vacant since it closed in 2007. Monday, about half of the theater was gone. Among the already demolished areas was the iconic Tinseltown sign. People have mixed... more »
  • Department store employee arrested after altercation with shopper

    March 17, 2015 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A department store employee was arrested and charged with obscenity after an altercation at the Dillard's in the Cortana Mall recently. According to arrest documents, a woman told authorities Brian Green, 26, exposed himself to her after following her around the store making unwanted advances. The... more »
  • $325 million development planned for Gonzales Play Video

    March 2, 2015 5:25 PM

    GONZALES - An upscale mixed-use community with a $325 million price tag could transform undeveloped land in Gonzales if the city allows it. Lafayette-based Southern Lifestyle Development wants to purchase a property used as a cattle ranch on Highway 44 just south of the interstate. Plans call for nine... more »
  • Did you spend what everyone else did on gifts today?

    December 24, 2014 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shoppers took to area stores Wednesday to make last minute buys for Christmas. As last as 9 p.m., people were still on the streets. Many people had to visit drug or convenience stores because they waited until all other establishments were closed. Shoppers had procrastinated... more »
  • Stores open early, stay open late for last-minute shoppers

    December 19, 2014 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you are one of the millions of American's who have yet to get their holiday shopping done, stores are staying open longer and opening earlier for your convenience. Kohl's is open for 100 hours straight. The store opened Friday at 6 a.m. and will stay open... more »
  • Kohl's will open for 100 hours straight again in 2014

    December 9, 2014 11:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Kohl's shoppers and others will be able to shop 'till they drop for hours leading up to Christmas. The company announced its stores will be open for 100 hours straight ahead of the holiday in two weeks. Stores will open at 6 a.m. on Dec. 19 and... more »
  • BRPD, EBRSO both patrolling mall after annexation Play Video

    December 3, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department will patrol the Mall of Louisiana this holiday season after parts of the mall were annexed into the city limits. Thousands of shoppers go from store to store with bags in hand each day. For the first time, city police and... more »
  • Cyber Monday deals get stretched, crimping sales

    December 2, 2014 12:29 PM

    NEW YORK - Cyber Monday deals are being stretched out this holiday season, crimping sales on the day itself. Retailers from Target to Amazon have been offering online deals since the beginning of November, and are promising "cyber" deals all week. That seems to have put a dent in Cyber... more »
  • Retail group: Black Friday weekend loses allure

    November 30, 2014 1:28 PM

    NEW YORK - The Black Friday shopping weekend may be losing its mojo. A survey of shoppers released Sunday by the National Retail Federation shows how early discounting, more online shopping and an improving economy have fewer people shopping on the weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season. Overall,... more »
  • Local shoppers support small businesses

    November 29, 2014 5:59 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to hit the local businesses every year the day after Black Friday. The day was started in 2010 by American Express Credit Cards as an effort to promote shopping at independent businesses. Susan Longmire, a small business owner in Denham... more »
  • Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

    November 29, 2014 10:31 AM

    NEW YORK - Analysts say Thanksgiving Day and online sales appear to have made Black Friday shopping a little tamer. There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less frenzied. What the news is for retailers remains to... more »
  • Colorado retail pot industry offers 'Green Friday' specials

    November 28, 2014 2:42 PM

    DENVER - Colorado's new retail marijuana industry is joining the rush for holiday shopping dollars. The Grass Station in Denver offered traditional doorbuster deals on what some are calling "Green Friday". The most popular was an ounce of marijuana for $50, about $200 less than the normal price for those... more »
  • Few signs of Black Friday madness in Louisiana

    November 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Black Friday is known for long lines of bargain hunters willing to stand for hours until doors open. But this scenario is becoming less common as an increasing number of retailers open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and greater volumes of holiday shopping take place online. Retailers... more »
  • Doorsbusters clear shelves

    November 27, 2014 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thanksgiving shopping has definitely caught on. Best Buy in Baton Rouge opened an hour earlier than last year. The line wrapped around the building as shoppers waited for the doors to open at 5 p.m. for the doorbuster deals. Many people were waiting for a Panasonic... more »
  • Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

    November 27, 2014 5:56 PM

    NEW YORK - Americans are heading to the stores for gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when some stores started opening late on the holiday, the move was met with resistance from workers and shoppers who believed the day... more »
  • Stores, shoppers gearing up for Black Friday Play Video

    November 26, 2014 3:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Businesses all across the area are stocking shelves getting ready for the mad rush of holiday shoppers. Shoppers in Livingston Parish say it's good to finally shop locally and avoid traffic around Baton Rouge. Before Juban Crossing became a reality many in the parish traveled to... more »
  • Get Christmas shopping done early at Mistletoe Market Play Video

    November 13, 2014 7:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Temperatures are dropping, Christmas trees are going up and it's time to start thinking about the loved ones on your list. You can start Christmas shopping and support a good cause this weekend at the Mistletoe Market. Half of all proceeds from this year's event go... more »
  • More stores say no to Black Thursday shopping Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Black Friday is just a month away. Some stores plan to open their doors early on Thanksgiving, while others are just saying no. Costco, GameStop and Nordstorm all announced plans to give employees the holiday off to spend with family. The trend to open on... more »
  • Juban Crossing officially opens its doors Play Video

    October 15, 2014 4:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After years of delays and funding setbacks the Juban Crossing shopping center opened Wednesday for business. Delay after delay put doubt in the minds of some Livingston Parish residents as the wait for the shopping center lingered on. "Oh forever, I didn't think it would... more »
  • Belk opens its doors on Saturday

    October 10, 2014 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Belk will have a soft opening Saturday at 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. at the Juban Shopping center in Denham Springs. The Juban shopping center has been in the works for years, and it is the first store to open up in the center. "We're very... more »
  • Holiday sales predicted to rise this year

    October 7, 2014 2:56 AM

    NEW YORK - Americans are expected to spend at the highest rate in three years during what's traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year. But holiday shoppers will still want fat discounts, and experts cite a sharp divide between the haves and have nots in an uneven economic recovery.... more »
  • Shoplifter arrested after 28-mile pursuit

    October 6, 2014 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A slew of law enforcement helped tackle a suspected shoplifter who tried to evade authorities in three parishes Monday. The unnamed man was apprehended at the intersection of Lee and Nicholson in Baton Rouge following a pursuit from Gonzales. Police in Gonzales said the man stole from... more »
  • Juban Crossing grand opening October 15 Play Video

    October 1, 2014 4:49 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Juban Crossing development is just two weeks away from its grand opening after years of delays. Belk is set to open October 15 with three other stores opening the last week in October. Several more stores in phase one will open in November. Wednesday... more »
  • 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 »
  • Juban Crossing construction taking shape Play Video

    June 12, 2014 4:00 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With construction at Juban Crossing gaining steam, people are looking forward to staying in Livingston Parish to shop, eat and watch movies. The retail center is set to open phase one in October after years of setbacks. "It just seems like it's finally going to... more »
  • La. tax holiday for storm supplies next week

    May 12, 2014 3:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State revenue officials say purchases of flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies are free from Louisiana's 4 percent state sales tax May 24-25. The Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday gives residents a chance to prepare for storm season, which begins June 1. The sales... more »
  • Shoppers clear shelves, prepare for storm Play Video

    January 27, 2014 10:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - As meteorologists and forecasters were warning people about a winter storm that could leave as much as a quarter of an inch of ice blanketing the area, people were storming stores to gather essentials for days of being stuck inside. As if it were a hurricane,... 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 »
  • 24-hour shopping gets holiday sales rolling Play Video

    December 23, 2013 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some stores won't be closing until hours before Christmas Day this year. "I'd rather shop tonight than Black Friday," Toys R Us customer Deborah Bogan said. "It's just more convenient. There is going to be less people here. So it'd be easier to shop." "It's... more »
  • Deputies: Woman reports suspicious incident at store

    December 19, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies said Thursday, a woman reported a suspicious incident at a shopping center that frightened her. Deputies said a man attempted to get inside a woman's car in the parking lot of the Target store on Siegen Lane recently. The woman shoved the man away and... more »
  • Sales tax for shopping center approved

    December 10, 2013 10:30 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- City leaders approved a one-cent sales tax for a new shopping district along I-12. The Springs at Riverside Landing will be inside city limits and a few miles away from the delayed Juban Crossing development. The sales tax would help fund the site. City leaders will oversee... more »
  • Cyber Monday shopping

    December 2, 2013 10:07 AM

    NEW YORK- It's the day of the online deal. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday as retailers rev up deals to grab online holiday shopping dollars on the first working day after the busy holiday weekend. But this year so-called Cyber Monday seems to have... more »
  • Thanksgiving takes more Black Friday sales

    November 30, 2013 5:40 PM

    Thanksgiving Day is eating into Black Friday shopping. Shoppers spent $9.74 billion at stores in the U.S. on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that's typically the busiest shopping day of the year. That's a 13.2 percent drop from a year ago, according to data released Saturday afternoon by retail... more »
  • Black Friday shoppers supporting Gonzales Play Video

    November 29, 2013 1:59 PM

    GONZALES - Black Friday shoppers avoided the crazy crowds and helped Gonzales grow at the same time. "We went last night to Walmart and it was packed but since we got here it was ok I guess. I like this better," said Lamaria Phillips at Tanger Outlet Mall. ... more »
  • Shoppers hit sales early, before Black Friday Play Video

    November 29, 2013 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Shoppers weren't bothered by the early start to the Christmas shopping season, as they poured into malls and electronic stores hoping for big deals through the evening and morning. Best Buy opened at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and many employees were still working through the evening as... more »
  • Stores lure shoppers from Thanksgiving dinner Play Video

    November 28, 2013 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's some backlash brewing against the mall crawl for holiday savings, but it didn't slow shoppers down. Some were camped out at the Best Buy on Millerville since Wednesday afternoon awaiting the 6 p.m. opening of the store. At the Best Buy near the Mall... more »
  • Jen's Christmas shopping tips Play Video

    November 19, 2013 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fashion blogger Jennifer Palpallatoc explored different Christmas gift ideas like scarves and jewelry. She also announced the opening of Tiffany & Co. in New Orleans. Palpallatoc gave a wide variety of different gift ideas for every price range. Money can be tight over the holidays, but... more »
  • Tax district planned for new shopping center

    November 7, 2013 11:05 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- City leaders approved setting an economic development district up for a planned new shopping center along the interstate. The Springs at Riverside Landing is expected to have restaurants and other merchants. Construction could start at the end of the year if the environmental impact study is approved.... more »
  • Denham grows to include new shopping center

    October 7, 2013 10:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The city annexed a piece of property that is expected to become a shopping center. Monday night, the land for The Springs at Riverside Landing was welcomed into the city. The property is on Vincent Road and South Range. The mayor hopes it will help bring... more »
  • Developer's own deadline for Juban Crossing passes

    September 9, 2013 10:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Thirty-two days since the developer of Juban Crossing told WBRZ News 2 construction would start, the empty lot at the intersection of I-12 and Juban Road in Livingston Parish remains quiet and it appears construction on the long-delayed shopping center has been pushed back. After a request... more »
  • Hunters scouting for tax free weekend Play Video

    September 5, 2013 3:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Today hunters were hitting hunting gear stores to scout what to buy this weekend when they'll save around 9 percent on state and local sales taxes. It's part of the state's Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday runs Friday through Sunday. Business expect to be... more »
  • Juban Crossing bill on governor's desk Play Video

    June 3, 2013 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Juban Crossing shopping development off I-12 in Livingston Parish is closer to getting state money. SB50 by Sen. Dale Erdey, R-Livingston, is on the governor's desk. The bill seeks taxpayer money to pay for infrastructure improvements, funded by $30 million in bonds purchased earlier this... more »
  • La. hurricane sales tax holiday this weekend

    May 20, 2013 7:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Shoppers can prepare for the hurricane season while saving some pennies during the state's Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The 2013 sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. May 25 and ends at 11:59 p.m. May 26. Louisiana law spares those shopping for hurricane-related purchases from... more »
  • Metro Council approves Costco Wholesale plans Play Video

    May 8, 2013 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mega-store Costco Wholesale could open in Baton Rouge a year from now, after the East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved an economic development plan to pay for infrastructure and road improvements in the area. The retailer is investing $38 million into its 144,000-square-foot warehouse at the... more »
  • Internet sales tax bill faces tough sell in House

    May 7, 2013 7:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet. The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass a bill that empowers states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases. Under the... more »
  • Are you a tax cheat if you shop online tax-free?

    May 5, 2013 10:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - Buy anything on the Internet lately without paying sales tax? In all but a few states, you're probably a tax cheat. That's right, even if Internet retailers don't collect sales tax at the time of purchase, you're required by law to pay it in 45 states and the... more »
  • Bill would force online retailers to charge you tax Play Video

    February 20, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Marketplace Fairness Act, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), would allow states to force online retailers to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases. The bill is intended to help small businesses that often lose out to online retailers who don't have to charge... more »
  • Details about Juban Crossing stores expected soon

    February 7, 2013 10:34 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Developers of the planned mixed-use project Juban Crossing plan to announce details about stores in the next few weeks. Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said he expects the news in two or three weeks. Following the announcement, construction should begin. State bonds have been sold to pay... more »
  • New Orleans council approves new shopping center

    January 25, 2013 9:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council has approved plans for a new shopping center. The Magnolia Marketplace will be a two-level mall where most of the stores will face an elevated, open-air parking deck. Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell urged the council on Thursday removed many of the... more »

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