As retailers roll out deals earlier and earlier to grab a greater chunk of holiday shoppers' dollars, Thanksgiving Day has grown in importance, with sales kicking off before the dinner dishes have been cleared away. Walmart and Kmart have opened stores on the holiday for decades, but in recent years they’ve been joined by Sears, Toys R Us and other retailers who are vying for the up to $1.05 trillion in sales that consultancy Deloitte is projecting for this holiday season.
She dashed to a store right before the holiday last year to fulfill her youngest son's request so the video game of his dreams could be under the tree. "Budgeting my money is really important,'' says Israel, a single mother of four in Omaha, Neb., who relies on a mobile appthat sells gift cards for hundreds of businesses at a discount. "I sat in my car, bought my gift card. .. .and was able to go in, save a few dollars and take (the video game) on home.''
Foot Locker continues to struggle to get back on its feet. Sales were sluggish for another quarter, and the sneakers chain also saw net income slip as compared to the same period last year. In the quarter that ended Oct. 28, sales at stores open at least a year -- a common industry measure to gauge financial performance -- slid 3,7%. Foot Locker's net income was also down as compared to 2016, plunging to $102 million from $157 million during the third quarter last year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".