The “Live 360° Indoor Farmer’s Market” kicks off on Saturday (June 10) and will feature freshly baked breads, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey, specialty dips, and gluten-free items. There will also be musical performances and demonstrations by local artists.
Target is no exception. The national retailer is touting four exclusive Star Wars items that can only be purchased at its stores.
Star Wars merchandise ranks among the top gift items this holiday season.
By selling exclusive items — especially those designed around popular children’s characters and brands — retailers not only hope to draw shoppers into their stores, but to get those shoppers to purchase other holiday gift items while they are there.
Over the last five years, consumers have shifted some of their holiday spending away from goods, opting instead to buy services and other experience-based gifts.
One local option for holiday shoppers looking to give an experience over goods: Food tours.
Everybody loves food! Let your family and friends eat away on one of Palm Beach County’s three culinary tours. Each tour visits a different area, giving guests the chance to sample some of the county’s most unique eateries.
Thanksgiving is still a day away, but Target on Wednesday unveiled its Cyber Monday game plan which includes 15 percent nearly everything its sells — including Apple products — both online and in its stores.
“Target is building on last year’s record-breaking Cyber Monday event with a truly spectacular two-day offer,” said Mike McNamara, chief information and digital officer of Target. “We’re giving guests a compelling opportunity to save 15 percent across Target’s broad assortment, plus the flexibility to shop the offer for two days in a way that’s most convenient to them – whether they want to shop online or in a store.”
“Beginning Sunday, November 27 through Wednesday, November 30, Kohl’s is offering customers an additional 20 percent off eligible purchases both in-store and online, with promo code DEALSEEKER,” the company said. “Kohls.com customers will also receive free standard shipping with any purchase of $25 or more from Sunday, November 27 through Wednesday, November 30.”‘
Kohl’s also released this list of Cyber deals:
Cyber Deals (Sunday, November 27 – Saturday, December 3)
25% off select Nike athletic apparel and shoes for men and women*
60% off select Carter’s pajamas for kids
50% off select Citizen, Bulova, Invicta and Seiko watches
50-60% off select sleepwear for the family
50% off select sweaters for the family
40-60% off select outerwear for the family
40% off all Magformers
20% off all Melissa & Doug toys
$99.99 all sizes of select Madison Park 7-pc. bedding sets
$99.99 Meccano Meccanoid G15 personal robot building set*
$34.99 all NFL jerseys for boys
Limited-Time Deals (Thursday, November 24 – Monday, November 28)
Some shop owners along Northwood Road in West Palm Beach aren’t sure what a Trump presidency will mean for their small business – and that uncertainty worries them.
“People don’t spend money when they are scared, and that is what is concerning us as small businesses,” said Lourdes Sanchez, the executive director of Northwood Village Main Street, an association of merchants focused on the economic vitality of the small business district in the city’s north end.
The artsy business district, which is home to small artisans, shops and locally-owned restaurants, has blossomed over the last 10 years. Business owners have partnered with the city to lure both shoppers and new merchants to the street.
But since the election, Sanchez said she has heard from several merchants who are concerned about what Trump’s win will mean for holiday season sales and the future of their businesses.
“There is some kind of trepidation there as to how much do I put into my business now,” said Sanchez, who is also the owner of Om Yoga & Wellness Studios on Northwood Road. “Fifty percent of the people are upset. In Palm Beach County, we are a lot more blue than red, so we are afraid that might affect us negatively. Hopefully not.”
Sanchez said some merchants are also concerned how Trump will treat small business owners.
“We are looking at someone who hasn’t been as friendly to small businesses, and has a reputation toward not really being fair to small businesses,” she said.
“It’s hard to measure the psyche of the electorate and how their feelings about the election will translate into consumer sentiment,” the federation wrote on its website before Tuesday’s vote. “If they are unhappy about the current state of the American political system, does that mean they won’t go out and buy? We don’t think so.”
In a statement released Wednesday, the federation’s President and CEO Matthew Shay said the group was hopeful that “pragmatism will prevail over ideology” as Trump begins staffing his administration.
“With the holiday season upon us, retailers are glad that this unprecedented election is over, along with the divisive rhetoric and the impact it had on consumers concerned about their future,” Shay said. “The next few months will offer many opportunities for us to educate lawmakers on our priorities, such as tax reform and investment in our nation’s infrastructure, as well as pro-growth policies that create jobs and reward capital investment. If this election taught us anything, it is the importance of focusing on policies and programs that not only benefit today’s economy, but the economy of the future and our next generation of workers.”
With the election over, Sanchez said she is hopeful locals will also “come together.”
“I think we have to give people enough time to mourn,” Sanchez said. “Hopefully, the holidays kick in. It is the holidays and you can’t be unhappy during the holidays.”
The awards honored travelers’ 5 favorite large domestic airports and 5 favorite medium domestic airports based on their size classification by the Federal Aviation Administration.
PBIA took the 4th spot in the medium airport list, falling behind Indianapolis International Airport, John Wayne Airport Orange County Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport. Albuquerque International Sunport took the 5th spot.
PBIA was also recognized for its 8-hole putting green on the second floor of the main terminal.
Parents who do their shopping online can save as much as 10 percent at select stores by using cash-back websites, such as Splender or Ebates, deal experts say. Look for online coupon codes and discounts to sweeten the savings.
Erin Warren, Splender’s senior vice president of marketing, said the tax break, combined with the site’s cash-back savings and other online coupons can add up quickly. She also recommends paying with a credit card that offers rewards and other cash-back incentives.
“It really allows parents to stack up their savings,” Warren said.
Online shopping sites, particularly those that sell apparel, often offer a variety of sizes and color options that may not be available in stores, Warren said.
“I find not only is the savings great but it allows you to have access to more inventory than is otherwise available,” Warren said. “You can get the sizes and colors that you really need.”
Diapers, diaper bags and baby clothes are also tax-free during the holiday.
“This is a weekend for everyone, not just people going to school,”said James Miller, a spokesman for the Florida Retail Federation. “I think people will be surprised at the range of items that are available.”