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In Rye, brick-and-mortar makes a stand for holiday shopping

As consumers increasingly rely on the internet to find the perfect gift for those on their holiday shopping list, brick-and-mortar store owners along Rye’s Purchase Street are searching for new ways to entice customers to “shop small” during the holiday season.

Some stores bucking Thanksgiving shopping trend

Brand image and building customer loyalty are factors in retailers' choices on Thanksgiving shopping.

Mobile apps revolutionize Black Friday

Mobile apps and social media have changed the way consumers shop on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Black Friday shoppers weigh using cash versus credit

Despite an increase in numbers from MasterCard regarding credit use over Black Friday weekend, many consumers are trying to remain disciplined this holiday spending season.

Technology key as retailers see Thanksgiving weekend surge

Initial reports from Connecticut merchants and retailers have been encouraging, said Timothy Phelan, president of the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association.

$5.5B spent on Small Business Saturday

Consumers spent $5.5 billion on the third annual Small Business Saturday.

IBM data point to surge in online, mobile shopping

Online retail sales increased 17.4 percent on Thanksgiving and 20.7 percent on Black Friday compared with last year's Thanksgiving weekend sales.

New Castle set for Small Business Saturday

The town of New Castle is hoping its businesses will get a big boost this weekend on Small Business Saturday.

Community Capital offers low interest loans post-Sandy

In the wake of the damage left by Hurricane Sandy, small business needs all the help it can get.