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For nearly a half-century, Black Friday has been recognized as the kick-off of the Holiday shopping season. It is thought that the day after Thanksgiving became known as Black Friday in the early 1960s when Philadelphia police officers used the term to describe the massive traffic jams generated by the increase in shoppers. Retailers in...
Image Credit: LightField Studios / Shutterstock.com Thanksgiving Day is a time we set aside each year to pause, stop and give thanks. Each us celebrate the day a little differently. For many the last Thursday in November is spent on traditional practices. The Annual Macy’s Day Parade, our alumnus football game or trips to the...
Image credit: imtmphoto / Shutterstock.com. The days of long, unruly lines and 24-hour camp-outs in front of major retail locations appears to be a spectacle of the past. Shoppers tired of playing retailers’ hold-out games in order to get the best prices on holiday purchases have changed the long-standing dynamics of Black Friday shopping. Historically...
As we prepare to celebrate another day of Thanksgiving we are reminded of past holidays and the traditions of a day set aside to give thanks for those things most valued in our lives. It’s not surprising that Thanksgiving Day elicits memories of abundant splays of food, drink and jovial comradery of family and friends....
Listen to the chatter from consumers as they peruse local shops and malls across America, and you can often hear passive disdain for how early retailers are gearing up selling efforts for the coming holiday season. Most lament “Christmas already” or “it gets earlier and earlier each passing year.” Marketers appear to be deaf to...
The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after a harsh winter. In that year Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated it as a traditional English harvest feast, to which they invited the local Wampanoag Indians. By the mid–1800s, many states...
**From the pages of Junction’s notebook: Read about the experiences, perspectives, and ideas of Junction team members. At Thanksgiving, it is important to take pause from our daily routines and the pressures of demanding responsibilities to recognize and give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy. The following are the reflections of the Junction team for...
**From the pages of Junction’s notebook: Read about the experiences, perspectives, and ideas of Junction team members. On Thanksgiving Day, Junction is reminded of its great fortune: Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for me to reflect on the gifts I have received from my family and friends throughout the year and how I’ve helped others...

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