Kristiana Reinhart’s kitchen table is piled high with folded fabric.
With toy store shelves and television commercials chock full of eye-popping video games and fancy tech playthings, it came as a surprise to many that some of the hottest toys this holiday season were inexpensive, relatively low-tech battery-powered hamsters imported from China called Zhu Zhu Pets, according to a story at CNet.com.
In return, instead of paying 99 cents a song as on iTunes, users must first watch a 15- to 30-second advertisement.
The most recent week began on a slightly disappointing note, with sales of $854 million on Green Monday (Dec.
In 1995, I came out of “Retirement” to join the staff of Veeco Manufacturing, Inc., a family-owned, 60 year old business, looking for a new identity and direction.
Customers can pick and choose from more than 20 tantalizing flavors to be mixed in their lip balm, which is crafted from all-natural ingredients including beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter.
But just as shoppers on Black Friday were spending less on average per person than in years pass, the Journal reports that “shoppers were chasing discounts and spreading out purchase,” which drove the average size of each sale down by 14 percent.
However, she never realized that her passion could be turned into a profitable business.
Christy Baker, a stay-at-home mom, liked the idea of buying educational games for her children, but found they were expensive and the children lost interest in them after a while.