November 20, 2012
Last year, Sears was one of a few stores in the Walla Walla area taking a new approach to the jump on the holiday shopping season by opening their doors Thanksgiving/Thursday night for diehard shoppers searching for the early bargains or a jump on holiday purchasing.
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The trend has drawn criticism from some shoppers and labor advocates who say it injects too much consumerism into a holiday meant for family and deprives workers of a day off.
Another Thanksgiving tradition is elbowing its way in to join the turkey carving, post-meal nap and football-game watch party: the hunt for a “door-buster” deal.
The store, operating for only six months, won big in customer satisfaction.
WALLA WALLA — The Sears Hometown Store on Walla Walla’s Main Street may be a smaller version of a traditional Sears. But when it comes to service and sales, it’s packing a punch.