Just a quick reminder that THE REASON FOR TONIGHT'S ANNUAL TRADITION is to bring SHOPPERS to the Plaza but now they're all online and unconcerned with Plaza luxury. And so, we share these news links regarding the death of this ancient form of commerce . . .
Recession Benchmark Tonight
For some companies, the holiday season can account for as much as 30% of annual sales.
Macy's is now Gimbels.
NEW YORK (AP) - The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch. Wind had threatened to ground the giant inflated characters. But officials announced less than an hour before Thursday's start time that the balloons could fly, if in a down-to-Earth way.
REAL Cost Of Amazon And SMACK DOWN of Municipal Schemes
As the holiday shopping season approaches, more governments than ever will reap the benefits of all that spending. That's because in 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the ban on governments taxing online sales. More than a year after the South Dakota v.
Online Union Fight
In 2014, Bene't Holmes had a miscarriage in the back bathroom of the Chicago-area Walmart where she worked. She had been instructed to lift heavy boxes and stock shelves as part of her work duties. Later that year, Holmes and a coalition of Walmart workers attended the company's annual meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas, which featured music from Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke.
Heidi Bright Side Tonight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Comedian Heidi Gardner is flipping the switch on an annual holiday lighting ceremony at the upscale Country Club Plaza shopping and dining district in Kansas City. The "Saturday Night Light" cast member says getting the starring role at the Thanksgiving night event once seemed "crazy" and "out of reach."
And this is another OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .