Updated at 9:36 a.m.Lured by the chance to win $250 in gift cards and other prizes, Kayleigh Kullman, 23, arrived at West County Center just after 4 a.m. with her brother and mom to be among the first in line at the Des Peres mall, where mall staff handed out leis and reindeer antlers to shoppers and bags containing gift cards to mall retailers. Kullman, a student at the University of Nebraska, came home to St. Charles for Thanksgiving and spent several hours shopping Thursday too.
Following its bankruptcy filing in September, Vitamin World said it's liquidating and closing 122 stores, including all three of its St. Louis area stores.Stores at South County Center, Taubman Prestige Outlets Chesterfield and Alton Square Mall are slated to close, according to a list the seller of vitamins and nutritional supplements released Wednesday. The Long Island, N.Y.-based company said it plans to hold sales at the affected stores with discounts ranging from 30-50 percent off.
Retailers across St. Louis are preparing for throngs of shoppers on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.Here's what's open and when: Thanksgiving Day 6 a.m. Kmart is one of the first to open, continuing a five-year streak of early-morning deals.
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".