Pa. Small Retailers Eye Saturday Holiday Sales
GENARO C. ARMAS
BOALSBURG, Pa. (AP) â¿¿ Black Friday may have belonged to big box retailers, but owners of mom-and-pop shops hope consumers think small Saturday.
Across Pennsylvania and the rest of the country, thousands of little toy stores, diners and other small shops plan to offer their own discounts and promotions to attract holiday shoppers on what's become known as Small Business Saturday.
Credit and charge card company American Express says it created the day three years ago to help small businesses struggling during the recession.But even merchants who aren't taking part in the official promotion are seeking a boost with the holiday shopping season here. The broader hope is to keep luring back customers with personal service or more unique items that are less likely to be found at larger retailers.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV