The Fair Trade Holiday Festival, a local holiday shopping tradition, is celebrating its 25th year in an in-person event at the Monona Terrace. As one of the first Fair Trade shopping events in the nation, the festival features vendors who follow the fair trade principles by paying workers fair wages, support sustainable practices and create […]
As the first Monday after Thanksgiving, today is “Cyber Monday.” This week on “What’s the Word” Adam Schuster looks into the history of the annual shopping day and how this year might be its biggest yet.
Friday, November 30, “Black Friday” marked the official start of holiday shopping season, and the airwaves, internet, sides of buses and billboards are all flooded with messages to buy, buy and buy some more. Crowds thronged some stores in the Madison area as early as 12:01 a.m. Friday morning to get a head start on […]