Store Wars

Experts: Competition Between Retailers More Extreme

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Posted: December 24, 2013

As retailers work to one-up each other over the holiday season, extended hours in December have become the norm. Yet, as stores have increasingly targeted Christmas spending, experts say it’s not clear whether there’s been a positive impact in sales or merely changed when people make purchases. (Photo Illustration by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — One-upmanship has become a time-honored Christmas tradition for retailers.

Big-box stores started opening earlier and earlier on Black Friday as they sought to get the edge in...



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