Black Friday http://nhpr.org en Nashua Holiday Stroll Drums-Up Interest In Buying Local http://nhpr.org/post/nashua-holiday-stroll-drums-interest-buying-local <p>After the leftovers from a hefty Thanksgiving dinner are put away, it’s become a tradition for many consumers to head to the malls. But one shop-local initiative wants to lure customers away from the huge Black Friday sales — and stir up some excitement about downtown retail.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 17300 at http://nhpr.org Nashua Holiday Stroll Drums-Up Interest In Buying Local Downtown Nashua Competes Against New Outlets For Holiday Shoppers http://nhpr.org/post/downtown-nashua-competes-against-new-outlets-holiday-shoppers <p>Nashua’s downtown retail district is located only a few miles away from mammoth chain stores to the south and the recently-opened outlet center to the north in Merrimack.&nbsp; As the holiday shopping season kicks off this weekend, the mom-and-pop stores face stiff competition.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 17299 at http://nhpr.org Downtown Nashua Competes Against New Outlets For Holiday Shoppers Black Friday Backlash http://nhpr.org/post/black-friday-backlash <P>Black Friday has long been a post-holiday shopping tradition for many Americans. During the last several years, customers have found their favorite stores opening ever-earlier in anticipation of growing demand. This time around, <A href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/19/wal-mart-files-legal-complaint-o-stop-growing-worker-strikes-ahead-black-friday/">employees are fighting back</A> against the early hours.</P> <P><STRONG>Emanuella Grinberg, </STRONG>writer with CNN.com’s Living Section, joins us to talk about her article <A href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/15/living/black-friday-thanksgiving/index.html">“Retail Employees Fight Black Friday Creep.”&nbsp;</A></P> <P> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:48:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17179 at http://nhpr.org Black Friday Backlash Plaid Friday: Go Local http://nhpr.org/post/plaid-friday-go-local <p>You may know the Friday after Thanksgiving as Black Friday, but on the Seacoast, today is also Plaid Friday.</p><p>Plaid Friday began last year as a way to encourage shoppers to discover local stores. David Boynton is the Executive Director of Seacoast Local, an organization that promotes independent businesses. He explains what Plaid Friday is about to NHPR&rsquo;s Rick Ganley.</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 572 at http://nhpr.org Plaid Friday: Go Local