Holiday shopping season shifts into high gear, but discounts may be harder to find

The holiday shopping season shifts into high gear this week, but Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday sales aren’t likely to have quite the sizzle as in years past.

Many shoppers started earlier this year, mindful of possible inventory shortages stemming from supply chain issues. And with retailer costs rising along with inflation generally, industry analysts have been predicting fewer blockbuster deals centered specifically on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, the coming weekend or Cyber Monday.

“There will be some (deep discounts), but they might not be as enticing as in the past,” said Sabrina Helm, an associate professor of retailing and consumer sciences at the University of Arizona. “For certain products, supplies aren’t available, so there will be fewer promotions.”

Many people have gotten the message: Nearly two in five shoppers said they planned to start earlier this season, according to a survey of 4,000 consumers by consultant and professional-services company

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Florida businesses prepare for shoppers in-store, online

LAKELAND – Despite online shopping rising in popularity, retailers are gearing up for in-store Black Friday shoppers by beefing up staff and adding merchandise. 

An increase of consumers is expected, as 64% of shoppers plan to take advantage of in-store Black Friday deals, a 13% increase over last year, according to the Florida Retail Federation. 

“Our merchants are well-prepared,” Lakeland Square Mall Associate General Manager Ryan Conlon said. “While most sell online as they are large companies, we also have many small local businesses that deal exclusively from their respective stores.” 

The mall will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday and is decorated for the holiday season. Santa will also be on hand meeting with shoppers of all ages.  

The mall is also hosting multiple seasonal tenants to add variety to the lineup of year-round merchants, Conlon said. They will offer a range of products from

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Shopping for Muay Thai Training Shorts of Fitness in Thailand for Everyone

Muay Thai Training in Thailand | Monsoon Gym & Fight Club

Muay Thai is Thai boxing that is part of martial arts. If you want to learn Muay Thai, you need to know what is the proper attire for this martial art; usually, the cloth that will allow you the free and easy movement of your limbs are the ones you need to go for. This training camp also helps with weight loss and fitness. There is no specific code for Muay Thai, but shorts are one of the common things that people wear in Muay Thai training. The Muay Thai shorts are very similar to boxer shorts. 

Muay Thai shorts for men 

Men usually wear wider shorts with the Muay Thai for fitness program, so it is concealing enough but allows you to kick and box without any hindrance. Shorts aren’t the only thing men wear during their Muay Thai training, and these shorts are often paired with tank tops … Read More