Shopping http://wunc.org en Angel Trees Go High Tech http://wunc.org/post/angel-trees-go-high-tech <p>Angel trees are in many places in our communities: churches, malls. Each ornament on the tree has a child's name on it, and a list of gifts the child would like for the holidays. Human "angels" take the tag, go shopping, and return some of those gifts wrapped and ready in time for the holidays.<br /><br />A new start-up company is trying to update the model.<br /><br />"<a href="https://communigift.com/#home">CommuniGift</a>" is an online platform, designed to make finding and shopping for needy children and families easier.<br /><br />It works a couple of different ways.<br /> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:24:38 +0000 Carol Jackson 27074 at http://wunc.org Angel Trees Go High Tech Disputing Development In East Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/disputing-development-east-greensboro <p></p><p></p><p>A majority of City Council members in Greensboro have approved the controversial sale of a city-owned shopping center to a private developer.&nbsp;</p><p>The deteriorating shopping center in the northeastern part of the city has a Family Dollar and a series of boarded up store fronts. The city has owned the property for five years but there has been no development. The city finally decided to sell the site, but many are upset.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:52:57 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 16666 at http://wunc.org Expect More Black Friday Online and Store Sales http://wunc.org/post/expect-more-black-friday-online-and-store-sales <p>Let the holiday shopping frenzy begin! But it looks like traditional and online retailers are ignoring Black Friday and moving in ahead of time.</p><p>It might be a little shocking – but a lot of big box stores and department stores are opening their doors tonight.&nbsp; Justin Bieber will be there.</p><p></p><p><span style="margin-left: 40px; display: block;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Justin Bieber:</span>&nbsp; "Yo! I’m going to Macy’s Black Friday sale. SCREAM. Yeah, I know it’s pretty cool, it starts at midnight."</span></p> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7185 at http://wunc.org Consumer Tips from NC Attorney General http://wunc.org/post/consumer-tips-nc-attorney-general <p>North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper wants shoppers to be smart and safe this holiday season.<br><br>Cooper and the Better Business Bureau are asking consumers to do their homework this holiday season. They recommend looking into a charity before making a donation and shopping at familiar retailers.<br> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:05:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7194 at http://wunc.org Tanger Celebrates 30th Anniversary at NYSE http://wunc.org/post/tanger-celebrates-30th-anniversary-nyse <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Tanger Factory Outlet Centers is spending the month of May celebrating its 30th Anniversary and its success as a top builder of outlet malls. Fri, 13 May 2011 22:01:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8818 at http://wunc.org Tanger Outlets Turns 30 http://wunc.org/post/tanger-outlets-turns-30 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Outlet malls have been a big hit with bargain shoppers this millennium. Those following the industry say the up-and-down economy has resulted in leaner shoppers who demand a deal. The Tanger Family of Greensboro gets a lot of credit for developing the concept of brining up-scale retail merchandise to the suburbs, highways and by-ways. And yesterday – Tanger Outlets celebrated its 30th Anniversary at its retail outlets across the country. Fri, 13 May 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8820 at http://wunc.org Black Friday Lures Reluctant Shoppers http://wunc.org/post/black-friday-lures-reluctant-shoppers <p></p><p style="line-height: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">North Carolina shoppers swarmed shopping centers early this morning to take advantage of Black Friday sales.&nbsp; No official numbers are available yet, but anecdotal reports say the lines were a little longer than they were last year.&nbsp; Deep discounts on toys and electronics brought out Black Friday regulars, as well as some first-timers like Cindy Ratkovich. She doesn't usually take part in the early-morning Black Friday madness:</p> Fri, 26 Nov 2010 21:10:00 +0000 Laura Leslie 12111 at http://wunc.org Cyber Monday Looks Bright http://wunc.org/post/cyber-monday-looks-bright <p></p><p style="line-height: 15px; margin-bottom: 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">This long holiday shopping weekend is expected to out pace last year. And that includes online shopping.&nbsp; Scot Wingo likes to track what is called – Cyber Monday – how much money online shoppers spend during the holiday weekend.&nbsp; Wingo is C-E-O of Channel Advisor. The Morrisville-based company works with over three-thousand online retailers on how to be more efficient and make more money.</p> Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 12112 at http://wunc.org