The blizzard that created havoc in the south not only paralyzed travel but last minute Christmas Shopping. Many shops and stores in the south just didn’t open because owners and employees were unable to get to work. The retail stores that were open found little to no shoppers and put a bitter end to what was an excellent shopping season for stores. One Target store in North Carolina did not close and an employee counted 40 shoppers throughout the whole day. Retailers are hoping to make up for the missed sales this week.