About 4 million people each year will skip cooking and order full Thanksgiving meals from eateries and stores, according to the National Restaurant Association.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, many consumers have already started their holiday shopping, whether they're buying or just checking out their options.
"Retailers are offering special incentives such as free shipping and merchandise discounts to entice consumers well in advance of Black Friday, reinforcing the holiday shopping season is no longer a one-time event confined to the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas," vice president of retail, hospitality and distribution for Verizon Enterprise Solutions Michele Dupré said in a statement.
Today, based in Jasper, Ind., I'm a maker of office and hospitality furnishings, such as desks, cubicle systems, dressers, fabric wall panels, chairs and vanities.
With a market value recently near $65 billion, Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) is a biotech giant.
A photo series commissioned by Avenue CDC, a local economic development group, seeks to show the "face of affordable housing." Affordable, or subsidized, housing comes with a negative connotation to some.
The University of Texas Health Science Center has received a $75 million gift, the largest in its history, and will rename its medical school for a former Houston physician and his wife.
Many visitors receive their first taste of Houston after manhandling luggage off the underground train and stepping into the Marriott hotel between terminals B and C at Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Over the last several years crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular option for investors and entrepreneurs trying to raise capital - and public awareness - when launching or expanding small businesses.
The local rate is susceptible to wide swings because it is not adjusted for typical seasonal factors that affect employment patterns, such as school schedules and major holidays.
Of the 11 major sectors in Texas, four reported job losses including oil and gas exploration and production, manufacturing and information services.
A competition focused on health innovation received support from astronauts at the International Space Station who spoke in a video played Thursday during the final day of SpaceCom.
Cherished Texas grocer H-E-B unveiled an online store last week. That's a game changer for nostalgic Texans who have left the state or anyone looking to ship the ideal Texas-style gift to a friend this holiday season.
Despite the long lines and heavy marketing push, the annual post-Thanksgiving, shopping free-for-all is actually only the third busiest shopping day of the year, behind the Saturday before Christmas ("Super Saturday") and the day after Christmas.
Japanese discount retailer Daiso Industries is planning to open 50 new stores in Texas with Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston at the forefront of the expansion.
Aside from the 1,000 rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting space, the Marriott Marquis Houston will include a one-of-akin rooftop lazy river shaped like Texas overlooking Houston's Discovery Green below.
This week Amazon Prime Now announced that they will be rolling out a special Thanksgiving holiday service hoping to help harried subscribers who might be figuratively in the weeds this week.
Even when gas prices dip below two bucks a gallon, nobody wants to pay for more than actually comes out of the pump.
Real estate transactions
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Smithco Development and Mischer Investments will break ground on the Cypress Creek Plaza retail center at the northeast corner of Fry Road and Tuckerton Road in Cypress.
Beginning next month, United will offer illy's signature scuro dark roast and its espresso in United Club locations at its mainland U.S. hubs, expanding to other lounges next year.
By serving the world's most well-known premium coffee in our clubs and on board, we are communicating an experience to our customers and our employees with the quality and care that comes with every cup.
Rents on Louisiana average $43.67 per square foot per year, or 49 percent more than the Houston market average of $29.28, according to commercial real estate firm JLL's "Most Expensive Streets" report.
Online tech giant Newegg on Thursday revealed its product price cuts ahead of Black Friday, when Americans typically throw big money at big deals.
This week the Temkin Group released its 2015 Temkin Loyalty Index, which gauges consumer loyalty to large companies. The group polled 10,000 consumers recently on nearly 300 companies that they might patronize regularly.
Opening the southeast wing of a $55 million parking garage at Hobby Airport this week means 930 additional parking spots for Thanksgiving travelers.
Environmental bells and whistles include 10 charging stations for electric vehicles and smart LED lighting that dims and brightens according to how much natural light us available.
American health care has captured all the dollars individuals can pay, all the dollars their employers can pay, all the dollars our government can pay, all the dollars our government can borrow directly, and all the dollars our government can borrow from children not yet born.
The developer of a new gated community tucked in a pocket of Montrose has open its model home. Pelican Builders will build a 22-home community between Michigan Street, Maryland and Commonwealth Street.
A Houston shopping center developer has been tapped for a major commercial real estate project tied to a proposed theme park planned outside of Atlanta. An affiliate of Jefco Development will develop a 300,000-square-foot shopping and dining area, two hotels and a 10,000-seat outdoor amphitheater on the perimeter of the Avatron theme park, the company announced in a joint press release with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.
When it comes to holiday shopping, all retailers are hoping to be front of mind, a term marketers use to indicate a company is the first thing a consumer thinks of in a particular industry.
In this newly created position, Fayard will oversee sales management strategy and implementation for the occupier advisory and transaction services business.
Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap specializing in serving institutional and major private real estate investors, has expanded its national team of advisers with the addition of Jennifer Campbell Campbell will work as an associate director with IPA Texas director Nester Clark in the firm's Houston office.
Mark Vendetti will leave in December for another chief financial officer position with a different company.
Luxury sports car retailer's 16th U.S. dealership will open in Houston in early 2016.
JC Penney has released its highly-anticipated Black Friday newspaper ad circular ahead of the annual November shopping free-for-all.
Recipe for Success, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy eating, is behind a plan to develop an urban garden on 2.5 acres at Cullen Boulevard and Bellfort Street in the south Houston neighborhood of Sunnyside.