MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Morristown Police Department warned holiday shoppers of ways to be safe while shopping this holiday season.

Aside from making sure you lock your car doors, here are other ways to keep your belongings and family safe:

– Shop while it is daylight.

– If shopping at night, park in a well-lit area. Park as close to the building as possible. Avoid parking next to vans, cars with dark-tinted windows, or trucks with camper tops.

– Do not leave the vehicle unoccupied while the motor is running and do not leave children unattended in a vehicle.

– Leave packages and valuables in your trunk locked or hidden out of plain sight.

– Before returning to your vehicle, locate your keys.

– Avoid carrying a purse or wallet. If carrying a purse, always keep a secure hold on your purse. Never leave purse unattended.

– If there is

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There’s no denying that Coca-Cola is iconic. From the logo to the bottle to the ‘Holidays Are Coming’ advertising, it has ingratiated itself into American and world culture. But, would you want to wear it?

Coco-Cola, the $40 billion business has seen revenues stay pretty much static over the last decade and its diversification into other food and beverage areas – Costa Coffee, Innocent, Smartwater – is well documented.

Clearly eyeing the potential of collaborations, and wondering why Coke has sat back and watched as the world has been inundated with numerous fashion collections from other iconic American brands such as Disney, Barbie or KFC, somebody at Atlanta HQ had the unenviable task of making Coke the new Disney. (Indeed Coca-Cola and Disneyland Paris collaborated on a limited edition collection earlier this year, see main image).

In April, this year, a flagship store, the first of its kind in Europe,

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As Holiday shopping season kicks into full gear, the Sunnyside Police Department shared several tips to “help prioritize the protection of your property and yourself.”

SPD suggests parking in well-lit areas, plus having your keys ready before you get back to your car. Beware of any approaching strangers.

It also says to never leave your personal items unattended, especially including leaving valuables or new purchases in your car. If you have to leave items in the car, cover them so that your properties are not in plain view.

It’s also important to protect your pins. Make sure you cover your pin wherever you enter it and never write it down on your card or share it with anyone.

Inflation hovers over shoppers seeking deals on Black Friday

But safety threats aren’t exclusive to shopping in-stores; you must also be safe while shopping online. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) outlines the steps you can take to prevent

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Focusing on selling used and refurbished items this Black Friday was “a big bet” but “the right thing to do”, the boss of eBay UK has said.

The online marketplace took the decision to promote only refurbished and “pre-loved” items for the annual pre-Christmas sale this year, responding to cost of living and environmental pressures.

Even before Black Friday, UK general manager Murray Lambell had issued strident criticism of the annual event, calling it “broken” and a “frenzy with a ‘buying for buying sake’ mentality”.

Speaking to the PA news agency, he said: “On the buyer side, there’s this win-win. I can save myself a couple of hundred pounds in my shopping basket if I just think about this in the mix – and whether you’re buying for yourself or buying for someone else just make a decision on buying one or two items differently.

“And then the stats on

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Black Friday, traditionally the single busiest shopping day of the year, arrives a little earlier this year, with many stores already advertising Black Friday prices.

Instead of setting the alarm to brave crowds for deeply discounted items, dedicated shoppers are expected to look for deals online, similar to last year — that is, if they haven’t already finished their holiday shopping. Changes, such as shipping delays, hiring challenges and microchip shortages, are impacting how people will shop. Retail experts are predicting higher than-normal store crowds and increased spending percentages on gifts, decorations, and other holiday-related items.

Suppose you do decide to shop in person on Black Friday. In that case, the Better Business Bureau offers these tips to make your shopping experience productive (and maybe even enjoyable):

Make the most of Black Friday deals. Start with a list of items and use sale flyers and promotions to determine which

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Black Friday sales had shown a ‘marginal increase’ year-on-year by 1pm today, according Barclaycard Payments – which processes £1 in every £3 in the UK.

The volume of transactions were up by 0.7% overall but the all-time record for transactions was broken between 12pm and 1pm today as shoppers made use of their lunch-breaks to bag a bargain.

With many retailers beginning their sales early to encourage nervous shoppers to part with their cash the volume of transactions in the lead up to the event was strong with volumes of transactions up 3.46% week on week.

This is the first Covid-restriction free Christmas for three years and the figures are strongly up on pre-pandemic with transactions volumes up 4.9% on 2019 before the pandemic hit.

Early transaction volumes were steady year-on-year with a flat performance year on year by 10am.

Marc Pettican, Head of Barclaycard Payments, commented: “Despite the

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — As the turkey and trimmings digest, many people will turn their attention to Black Friday deals. We have tips on what to buy and what not to buy this weekend.

Black Friday isn’t a contact sport the way it used to be, but shoppers will still be angling for some of the best deals of the year.

Shopping experts recommend not to do all of your shopping over Black Friday weekend. They say to focus on the categories that are historically the most deeply discounted this time of year. That’s tech, fall fashion, beauty, and small home appliances.

Also to figure out if something really is a good deal, compare prices online. There are browser extensions that will do the job for you like PayPal Honey.

“As you browse around online, you can do this on your phone, tablet, computer, you will see the honey logo. You

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It’s make or break time. The first undisrupted Christmas party season since 2019 is seeing fashion retailers push hard in their marketing and advertising of partywear. 

Three, mostly Christmas party free, years is seeing a rebound in confidence and the desire to socialise and spend time with friends, colleagues and family. Staring into the abyss of a bleak beginning to 2023, fashion brands need to make hay while the sequins shine and hope this party season is one the accountants will remember.

In September, John Lewis released its ‘Moments Economy: How We Shop, Live and Look in 2022’ report. It highlighted a new trend among consumers which they called the ‘Moments Economy’. Factors contributing to this shift included the increasing desire to appreciate real moments in our lives while living in an increasingly digital world.

The report’s data, from surveyed shoppers, showed 77% of respondents said that despite the

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H&M’s flagship store at 324 Regent Street has reopened with a revamped look today, 24 November 2022, complete with its new Beauty Bar concept in partnership with Dashl and the launch of H&M Rental in the UK.

H&M Rental offers female and male customers the option to rent clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories selected from special H&M collections and archive pieces in assorted sizes.

Customers can rent items for a maximum of seven days, allowing them to experiment with their style in an affordable way. Customers can also view the assortment on the H&M app, but the exact offer will only be available in the Regent Street store. To use H&M Rental, customers must first become H&M Members.

At the new Beauty Bar customers can get various treatments including for nails, brows and lashes. All treatments can be booked through Dashl.

H&M Regent Street will also be home to

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Gucci has confirmed the departure of creative chief Alessandro Michele, who was credited with reviving the Kering flagship brand’s fortunes during his seven-year tenure at the helm of the business.

Michele was a little known Gucci insider when the was appointed to helm the house in 2014 (he has been at the business for a total of 20 years). He went on to create a sensation with his eclectic and expansive collections that drew in multiple historic and contemporary cultural references, all wrapped up in a look that became known affectionately as “Gucci Geek”.

His eye drew a new generation of consumer to the Italian house that had lost its lustre following the departure of American star designer Tom Ford, who left in 2004 and went on to establish his own brand, which he last week sold to Estée Lauder Companies.

Rumours began circulating that Michele was leaving Gucci

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