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  • Staples to close up to 225 stores; February retail sales mixed

    Office supply giant Staples Inc. is planning to close as many as 225 North American stores while slashing annualized costs by up to $500 million by the end of 2015. The Framingham, Mass., company, which has been pressured by online competitors such as...
  • Amazon, Home Depot go on hiring sprees for spring

    Amazon.com Inc. and The Home Depot Inc., both giants in their respective retail fields, are heralding the arrival of spring with major hiring surges. E-commerce king Amazon said it will take on more than 2,500 full-time workers in several states as...
  • Sly shoppers' bag of tricks

    Nordstrom is famously forgiving when shoppers change their minds about purchases. Customers love it — especially those whose motives may be questionable. The Seattle retailer has been known to take back well-worn clothing, shoes bought years...
  • Sport Chalet sees largest profit since 2007

    Sport Chalet sees largest profit since 2007
    Despite warm winter weather and severe drought conditions across several states, La Caņada Flintridge-based Sport Chalet announced a $1.5 million in net income during its third quarter on Monday, the most profitable the retailer's seen since 2007. The...
  • Kevin Hunt: Wal-Mart Wouldn't Match Walmart.com Price, But Toys 'R' Us Did

    Kevin Hunt: Wal-Mart Wouldn't Match Walmart.com Price, But Toys 'R' Us Did
    Bryan Wright isn't a "showrooming" shopper who inspects a product at a local retailer before buying it for less from an unaffiliated online retailer. Wright, a Tolland resident, spotted two of Lego's Ninjago building sets at Walmart.com that he was...
  • Amazon Flow makes searching for items a breeze with an iPhone

    Amazon Flow makes searching for items a breeze with an iPhone
    Amazon on Thursday updated its iPhone app with a feature that lets users find items within the online store by simply holding them in front of their iPhone's camera. The feature is called Flow, and it's designed to be a quicker way to search for...
  • George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker

    Amazon is good for online shoppers, but is it good for books? That's what George Packer asks in this week's New Yorker, in a long article that looks at the online retailer as disruptor. Amazon can be difficult to write about -- the company would not...
  • Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time

    Online retailer bambeco wants to make the world a greener place, one room at a time
    Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn. But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
  • It's Freebie Friday! Free appetizers at Smokey Bones, $10 off gas cards

    It's Freebie Friday! Free appetizers at Smokey Bones, $10 off gas cards
    Happy Freebie Friday! Bust your bracket? Then grab a free $9 appetizer at Smokey Bones as March Madness gets started. Also, Publix again is offering $10 off gas cards through Sunday. There are many otherfreebies, coupons and free fun things to to...
  • Growth spurt slowing at retailer Tilly's

    Growth spurt slowing at retailer Tilly's
    Any parent with teenagers can tell you how tough it is to keep abreast of their fashion whims. Even more difficult: doing it for a living and making a profit at it. Tilly's Inc. of Irvine is a specialty retailer that targets teens and young adults...
  • Take precautions with gift cards this graduation season

    Talk about an impulse purchase gone bad. That's the polite way of describing my recent shopping experience after purchasing a $50 Amazon.com gift card for my nephew Charlie, who was turning six. The easiest thing would have been to order the gift card...