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December 23, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Last-minute shoppers visited fewer stores and spent less money last week than they did the week before, putting a pinch on retailers who had hoped for strong sales during the final weekend before Christmas, according to ShopperTrak. The data firm found that from Dec. 16-22, revenue at bricks-and-mortar stores slid 3.1% from the same week last year. Foot traffic tanked 21.2%. Harsh weather kept many consumers from reaching malls, according to ShopperTrak. And many Americans now research their shopping lists online before buying products in person, which results in fewer stores visited per shopping trip.
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BUSINESS
December 23, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Last-minute shoppers visited fewer stores and spent less money last week than they did the week before, putting a pinch on retailers who had hoped for strong sales during the final weekend before Christmas, according to ShopperTrak. The data firm found that from Dec. 16-22, revenue at bricks-and-mortar stores slid 3.1% from the same week last year. Foot traffic tanked 21.2%. Harsh weather kept many consumers from reaching malls, according to ShopperTrak. And many Americans now research their shopping lists online before buying products in person, which results in fewer stores visited per shopping trip.
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SPORTS
July 19, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The longest day in tennis got a little bit longer. Will Super Saturday turn into Sleepy Sunday? An exhibition between John McEnroe and Boris Becker will be played after the women's final at the U.S Open in New York, officials announced Wednesday. Earlier this year, the U.S. Tennis Assn. created a separate session for the women's final, played Saturday of the final weekend. Previously, the final was shoehorned into a day session, sometimes between the men's semifinals.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
In store after store, signs trumpeted 50%-off deals, buy-one-get-one-free promotions and free gift cards with purchases. Shoppers scuttled past holiday decorations with bags hanging from their hands to their elbows. A little girl at Old Navy begged her mother to ask Santa to buy her three glittery plastic bracelets in different colors. Black Friday? Try Super Saturday. The start of the last weekend before Christmas is indisputably one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
In store after store, signs trumpeted 50%-off deals, buy-one-get-one-free promotions and free gift cards with purchases. Shoppers scuttled past holiday decorations with bags hanging from their hands to their elbows. A little girl at Old Navy begged her mother to ask Santa to buy her three glittery plastic bracelets in different colors. Black Friday? Try Super Saturday. The start of the last weekend before Christmas is indisputably one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend. Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at 6 a.m. Dec. 21 - the consumption craze known as Super Saturday - and won't wrap up until 9 p.m. Christmas Eve. During that 87-hour spree, the chain also will tempt customers with price-matching programs, a constant cycle of inventory updates and discounts on hot items such as the Furby Boom toy. In New York's Times Square, the Toys R Us store has been open since 8 a.m. Dec. 1 and will remain operational through 10 p.m. on Dec. 24 in an unprecedented 566-hour run. Then there's Kohl's, whose doors will stay unlocked for more than 100 straight hours for the first time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Seniors and their families can find free help on a range of issues during Super Senior Saturday this weekend at the city's Community Center. Admission and parking are free for this event, which drew 800 people last year. More than 60 businesses and service groups will set up displays and be available to discuss Medicare, health services, housing, legal issues, financial planning, long-term insurance and other needs. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BUSINESS
December 22, 2010 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Heavy rain in the West on Saturday wasn't enough to dampen holiday shopping, with U.S. retail sales surging 15.1% to $7.58 billion over the same day last year, according to estimates by research firm ShopperTrak RCT Corp. Foot traffic on so-called Super Saturday, the last Saturday before Christmas, rose 10.1%. But ShopperTrak noted that the sales figures appeared particularly robust because they were being compared with last year, when blizzard-like conditions resulted in weak sales in the Northeast and parts of the South.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 1994
Global Arts Productions will begin its 1994 poetry and spoken word series Saturday with "Super Saturday--The Super Bowl of Spoken Word," a benefit for the St. Joseph's Center in Venice. Performers will include Paul Krassner, Luis Alfaro, Danny Peck and authors Hubert Selby Jr. and Danny Sugarman. The "Super Saturday" performance will take place at 7 p.m. at the On the Waterfront Cafe, located at 205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice. Tickets are $12 and include a $2 coupon redeemable for drinks or food.
SPORTS
January 16, 1988 | Dave Distel
John Farrell has created one monster and built another, and the trick now is to make sure that neither consumes him. First of all, his creation. He had the audacity to put together an intersectional basketball game. This is not unusual, except that Farrell's creation is between high schools. One, Camden, is perennially one of the best teams in New Jersey, often one of the nation's best. This might not seem too smart, because Farrell is not the coach at Camden High School.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend. Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at 6 a.m. Dec. 21 - the consumption craze known as Super Saturday - and won't wrap up until 9 p.m. Christmas Eve. During that 87-hour spree, the chain also will tempt customers with price-matching programs, a constant cycle of inventory updates and discounts on hot items such as the Furby Boom toy. In New York's Times Square, the Toys R Us store has been open since 8 a.m. Dec. 1 and will remain operational through 10 p.m. on Dec. 24 in an unprecedented 566-hour run. Then there's Kohl's, whose doors will stay unlocked for more than 100 straight hours for the first time.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2011 | By Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times
For Wal-Mart shoppers, prices Saturday may look a little like those on Black Friday. Hoping to lure shoppers, the world's largest retailer will hold sales at its U.S. stores Saturday to give fans a peek at deals normally offered the day after Thanksgiving. The sale will start at 11 a.m. and go until midnight. The event, known as Super Saturday, will offer deep discounts on televisions, gaming systems and other items. Some of the featured items include gaming console Xbox 360 250 GB Console with Kinect for $399 plus a $50 Wal-Mart Gift Card; tablet book reader Nook Color, sales price $199, originally $249; and a flat-screen television LG 47-inch Class LED TV, $698.
BUSINESS
December 22, 2010 | By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times
Heavy rain in the West on Saturday wasn't enough to dampen holiday shopping, with U.S. retail sales surging 15.1% to $7.58 billion over the same day last year, according to estimates by research firm ShopperTrak RCT Corp. Foot traffic on so-called Super Saturday, the last Saturday before Christmas, rose 10.1%. But ShopperTrak noted that the sales figures appeared particularly robust because they were being compared with last year, when blizzard-like conditions resulted in weak sales in the Northeast and parts of the South.
SPORTS
July 19, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The longest day in tennis got a little bit longer. Will Super Saturday turn into Sleepy Sunday? An exhibition between John McEnroe and Boris Becker will be played after the women's final at the U.S Open in New York, officials announced Wednesday. Earlier this year, the U.S. Tennis Assn. created a separate session for the women's final, played Saturday of the final weekend. Previously, the final was shoehorned into a day session, sometimes between the men's semifinals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1998 | JAMES MEIER and JOHN CANALIS and CHRISTINE CASTRO
The Fullerton Museum Center's "Super Saturdays" art education and activities program for families returns this month. The first event, "Day of the Dead Arts and Crafts" on Oct. 24, will teach participants about the Mexican holiday in which families honor their departed ancestors. Other upcoming workshops include silk painting, artistic tinwork and holiday greeting cards. Workshops are from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the museum, 301 N. Pomona Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Seniors and their families can find free help on a range of issues during Super Senior Saturday this weekend at the city's Community Center. Admission and parking are free for this event, which drew 800 people last year. More than 60 businesses and service groups will set up displays and be available to discuss Medicare, health services, housing, legal issues, financial planning, long-term insurance and other needs. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1998 | JAMES MEIER and JOHN CANALIS and CHRISTINE CASTRO
The Fullerton Museum Center's "Super Saturdays" art education and activities program for families returns this month. The first event, "Day of the Dead Arts and Crafts" on Oct. 24, will teach participants about the Mexican holiday in which families honor their departed ancestors. Other upcoming workshops include silk painting, artistic tinwork and holiday greeting cards. Workshops are from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the museum, 301 N. Pomona Ave.
SPORTS
October 15, 1994 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a day when marriages, couch cushions and TV remote controls will be tested like never before. A day created by a college football scheduling quirk that features nine key games involving 14 teams ranked in the top 25, many of them playing each other. Not only is there quantity, there's quality, the kind that will help determine which teams win what conference titles, which teams go to what bowls and which one finishes with a national championship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1996 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This was the day before Super Bowl Sunday, after all, so it seemed only natural that hundreds of men gathered in a college auditorium would exchange predictions and applaud sports-minded repartee. But the football talk was quickly overshadowed by references to God, faith and being male and Catholic in a competitive modern society. An estimated 400 Catholic men came together Saturday to hear inspirational speeches and share their own spiritual concerns as part of a new men's fellowship effort.
SPORTS
October 15, 1994 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is a day when marriages, couch cushions and TV remote controls will be tested like never before. A day created by a college football scheduling quirk that features nine key games involving 14 teams ranked in the top 25, many of them playing each other. Not only is there quantity, there's quality, the kind that will help determine which teams win what conference titles, which teams go to what bowls and which one finishes with a national championship.
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