|Retailers prepare for Black Friday|
|Wednesday, November 21, 2012 1:35 PM|
The store has prepared for the holiday by promoting special holiday deals throughout the week.
Gilroy is excited to announce the re-vamping of the store’s Toy Department, which will carry a larger assortment of brand named items.
Logistically, the store is set up so that customer’s will find ad items on sidestacks, shelving that faces the main aisles, to make shopping much more convenient.
“We have all kinds of gift sets; food, bath, cologne and make up,” Gilroy mused. “We even have Homedics products to help after the holidays!”
Santa will visit the store from 1-4 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday.
ALCO stores maintains a strong online presence and the impact of holiday sales on the store’s bottom line will be determined after the holidays.
Manager Jeff Fritz described the preparations the store has undertaken to ready themselves for the holiday rush. Along with Christmas related items such as indoor and outdoor electrical cords and lights, artificial wreaths and garlands, they have some of the hottest gift items customer’s are looking for.
“In our Houseware’s Department, we have Yo Nana Smoothie Makers, 18 Quart Hamilton Beach slow Cookers and cocktail glasses,” owner Ed
Fritz detailed the most sought items. “We also have specials on Carhartt Outerwear and accessories.”
Santa will stop by the store during the second week of December.
Westrich Furniture & Appliance is changing up its strategy for Black Friday sales. Marketing and Advertising Manager Chad Rode described the holiday event as a promotion of appliances with an unprecedented early store opening at 7 a.m. and shopping through the day until 8 p.m.
“This type of promotion is a first for this store,” Rode explained. “We are also holding a drawing for a free Samsung tablet.”
Jim Mesker, manager of appliance and a 60-year veteran employee of the store, spoke of the Black Friday sales.
”We have deals the hot and trendy stainless steel Fridgidaire French door refrigerator,” Mesker, explained with excitement. “We’ll also have free doughnuts and coffee for everyone.”
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