| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:54 AM
A hodge podge of companies -- grocery chain Albertsons, home furnishings e-tailer Wayfair, sportswear brand Under Armour and discount store Five Below -- made the top 10 list of fastest growing retailers, according to an annual report from Stores, a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Families expect to spend more on school items than they did last year, even though more than 80 percent say the tough economy still impacts their spending decisions, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school survey....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Retailers are rushing goods into the nation's ports, fearful labor strife may arrive on the docks and affect the busy holiday season, a trade group said.
The powerful longshoremen’s union is negotiating a new contract for its nearly 20,000...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Move over Back to School. Holiday shopping has arrived.
At least that's what Kmart would like to tell the 40 percent of you who begin holiday shopping before Halloween.
If you fall into that group (as measured by the National Retail Federation last...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:58 AM
At the Target in Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall, megaphone-shaped "college" signs hang over aisles stocked with must-haves for students living on their own, such as mini-refrigerators, desk lamps and six-packs of ramen noodles.
"Back to College" is a well-...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Back to school shoppers are waiting a little longer than they did last year to finish their shopping, perhaps to take advantage of end-of-summer deals, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday.
The average family with kids in grades K-12 had...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Kate Smith was never one to rifle through the racks at thrift stores. But when she saw almost new high-end kids' clothes selling at steep discounts on online resale shop ThredUp, the mom of two felt she'd made a real back-to-school shopping find.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:05 PM
As music videos played on flat screen TVs overhead, Brendon Lee, 7, sank into a brown cushioned stool at Shoe City on Monday while his great-aunt poked the toe of the white Converse sneaker on his left foot. It was the right shoe but the wrong size....
| Aug 16, 2014
The countdown to the new school year is on in Palm Beach County, and so is last-minute back-to-school shopping.
Students and parents headed to local stores Friday to stock up on paper, color pencils and other school supplies needed for the new school...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Connecticut shoppers can look forward to a little extra money in their wallets when the state holds its annual tax-free week Aug. 17 to 23.
During that time, the 6.35 percent sales tax on most clothing and shoe purchases under $300 will be waived....
| Aug 5, 2014
Amid the economic doldrums of recent times, the fast-food industry has been one of the biggest job creators. So far this year, it has added employment at a 4 percent rate, which stands to make this the third straight year at that pace. If only the...