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WHICH STORES ARE REPEATING THE SAME OLD BLACK FRIDAY DEALS?

We’ve all seen the ads from retailers claiming the best Black Friday deals. But which ones are truly unique, and which ones were rehashed from 2014? With 81 percent of American consumers saying that Black Friday deals are not improving from previous years, the personal finance website WalletHub today released its 2015 Black Friday Freshness Report.

For those consumers hunting for the freshest bargains, WalletHub compared America’s favorite retailers based on the proportion of deals they repeated this year and the difference in prices for those offers from Black Friday 2014.

Overall, WalletHub found that 11 percent of all deals are recycled in 2015. Among the retailers, Big Lots has the most repeated deals, totaling 16.4 percent of its current offers, whereas Staples has the least, at 5.1 percent. Here’s a breakdown of the retailers and the percentage of their offers that isn’t new:

1 Big Lots (16.4%) 9 Office Depot and OfficeMax (11.1%)
2 Costco (16.3%) 10 Meijer (10.3%)
3 Best Buy (14.6%) 11 Amazon (10.2%)
4 Ace Hardware (14.5%) 12 Kohl’s (9.4%)
5 CVS Pharmacy (13.3%) 13 Target (9.4%)
6 Macy’s (12.2%) 14 Wal-Mart (7.9%)
7 Sears (11.4%) 15 JCPenney (5.3%)
8 hhgregg (11.2) 16 Staples (5.1%)

LINK TO THE 2015 BLACK FRIDAY DEALS FROM WALLETHUB!

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FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston
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This 21,000 square foot grocery store is like a mirage in what used to be a food desert in South Union.

The city of Houston has been plagued by food deserts in lower income areas like north and southeast Houston. We’re talking about communities where big chain grocery stores have refused to locate.

But Houston businessman John Voung did not turn a blind eye to the southeast community in need of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and affordable prices.

He opened his 13th store since 1994 and called it Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods.

Voung has also hired 40 people from the area.

Customers are also excited and flocking to the store that’s been open less than a month.

The centralized location of the store on Scott Street near 610 makes it convenient for those who don’t have a car.

Pyburn’s moved to South Union after Houston City Councilman Dwight Boykins began an aggressive campaign to address the food desert in his district. Now he’s proud of the store that’s a block from where he once lived as a kid.