Christmas shopping

Five things to know: Christmas shopping trends

Five things to know: Christmas shopping trends

The winter holidays are a multibillion-dollar industry for the U.S., and the National Retail Federation’s latest data suggest 2019 is a strong year for retailers selling wintery gifts and items. Americans are set to spend about $730 billion, up about 4% from 2018. 1. You spent how much? Consumers are expected to drop an average […]

Navarre Garden Club brings Christmas craft fun

Navarre Garden Club brings Christmas craft fun

The Navarre Garden Club’s annual Santa’s Workshop and Craft Fair offered visitors a variety of Christmas-themed crafts, homemade baked goods and visits with Santa Saturday at the Navarre Days Inn and Suites Conference Center. Funds raised through sales and raffles go toward the club’s scholarship programs.           Read the full article […]

Stocking stuffers for pets

Stocking stuffers for pets

Outside of her normal business approach, Pet Nation owner Holly Elassaad put on some big sales for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday this year in the hopes of capturing a specific kind of Christmas shopper: pet lovers. The pet products industry will generate more than $69 billion for items geared to the 312 million […]