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Aug 21, 2019

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Why retailers love it when you order online and pickup in store

by Emma Jacobs Nov 23, 2018
Big box and department stores have invested heavily on making it easy for customers to pick up stuff they order online at the store. That’s because research shows that most of those pick-ups actually become shopping trips, where the customer…

Hurricane means fewer North Carolina sweet potatoes

by Andy Uhler Nov 22, 2018
The state provides most of the nation's fresh supply; Florence wiped out 20 percent of the crop.
Jimmy Burch, owner of Burch Farms in North Carolina, said he lost about a third of this year's sweet potato crop because of rain from Hurricane Florence.
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Thanksgiving doesn't have to cost so much

by Tony Wagner Nov 20, 2018
The American Farm Bureau Federation's average is lower than it's been in years.
A customer looks over turkeys for sale at Costco, 2004. 
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How the day after Thanksgiving came to be known as Black Friday

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 19, 2018
This Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is ubiquitously referred to as “Black Friday” by retailers, consumers and the media. We wondered: What does the term mean? And where’d it come from? Click the audio player above to hear the full…
The 24th of September 1869: Panic on 'Black Friday' in the New York Gold Room.
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For Campbell's, green bean casserole is an iconic money-maker that also ties it to the past

by Peggy Lowe Nov 19, 2018
Americans' changing eating habits have had an effect on the Thanksgiving staple.
 Americans' changing eating habits have had an effect on the Thanksgiving staple.
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The U.K. imported Black Friday in its full glory — fights included

by Jana Kasperkevic Nov 24, 2017
British shoppers enjoy Black Friday deals … without Thanksgiving.
A sign for Black Friday deals is displayed in a shop window on Oxford Street on November 22, 2016 in London, England.
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How cranberries get from the bog to your Thanksgiving table

by Adriene Hill and Kristin Schwab Nov 23, 2017
Tech is helping the industry produce better fruit.
Cranberry bogs must be intentionally flooded to easily collect the fruit.
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The average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is less than you think

by Tony Wagner Nov 21, 2017
And it's at a five-year low.
How much does that Thanksgiving feast cost?
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Save the world by scaling down your Thanksgiving turkey

by Eliza Mills Nov 17, 2017
Mark Bittman talks vegetarian holiday recipes and how meat affects the environment.
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How the Detroit Lions helped the NFL own Thanksgiving

by Andy Uhler Nov 24, 2016
Pro football wasn't always an all-day affair on Thanksgiving.
Nevin Lawson of the Detroit Lions leaves the field after the Lions kicked a game winning field goal to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 16- 3 at Ford Field on November 24, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.
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