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.

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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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