Here’s how Anchorage’s small retailers compete on Black Friday

At Mountain View Sports, the hunting and fishing shop in South Anchorage, John Staser said Black Friday used to be a bigger deal, before more national chains came to town.

Nothing has hit his business as hard as stores like Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops moving in and divvying up the retail pie, said Staser, who co-owns the store. It's been "traumatic, to say the least," he said. The business has had to adapt to stack up to outdoor store Goliaths and the internet.

"We've always had a hard...

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