| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Wild Oats Markets Inc., the closed purveyor of organic and natural foods, is planning a comeback this year, potentially aided by local billionaire Ron Burkle.
The company, which has been out of operation since 2007, now says on its website that it is...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Paula Deen may be in crisis mode, but who better to call a supporter than fellow Food Network alum and domestic comeback queen Martha Stewart? On Wednesday night's episode of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," Stewart expressed sympathy for Deen's current...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Gift cards are popular during the holiday season, but Chicago police today announced the arrests of two men charged with using them in a large-scale fraud operation against Target stores.
The arrests come as part of an ongoing fraud investigation...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Santa Claus arrived early for about 30 lucky children who got to go on a shopping spree Saturday morning with Chicago police officers at a Target retail store on the South Side.
The "SHOP WITH A COP" event was hosted by the Chicago Police Department and...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty.
Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Americans went about their shopping with a “meh” attitude in February, fretting about delayed tax refunds and higher payroll taxes while giving retailers a middling boost in sales.
Three separate measures of same-store sales at locations...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Landmarks Illinois celebrated its seventh and largest fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on March 7, with more than 500 patrons in attendance. Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter Jr. and Target Corp. were named "Legendary Landmarks."
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:21 PM
It was a stunning moment when open-wheel racing star Juan Pablo Montoya announced in 2006 that he was moving to NASCAR stock-car racing.
Here was a celebrated Colombian who had won the Indianapolis 500 and several races in the international Formula...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season.
On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Blackstone Group, the New York-based private equity group, announced Tuesday it would hire 50,000 military veterans over the next five years across its various businesses.
The company said it is partnering with the White House, which is leading an...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Teens and bargain hunters propelled retail sales in April, but couldn’t save the industry from the dampening effects of chilly weather and continuing economic worries.
A monthly measure of same-store sales rose 3.7% last month, according to...