More than 90 million people take advantage of Black Friday deals, undeterred by the fact that more people are injured or killed in shopping-related accidents than by sharks each year. Here’s a look at last year's madness of Black Friday shopping at stores nationwide.
Nicole L. Cvetnic and Meta ViersMcClatchy
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"This development … will turn an underutilized City of Tacoma parking lot into a thriving community for approximately 300 people, with 34 affordable units and ground-level retail amenities," says mayor Marilyn Strickland.
The Amazon U.S. fulfillment network consists of more than 50 fulfillment centers, over 20 sortation centers and more than 90,000 full-time employees. The company is hiring around 2,500 people in the South Sound for the holiday shopping season.
Co-owners Chad Roy and Scott Teodoro feel their Gig Harbor and University Place stores can compete with big-box grocers by providing higher-quality fresh produce, meat and seafood in a more intimate setting.