| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds.
The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:01 PM
California-based off-price retailer Ross Dress for Less will open 24 new stores nationwide on Saturday including locations in Tinley Park and Evergreen Park.
The Tinley Park store will open at 7290 W. 191st St. in the Brookside Marketplace while the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:42 PM
You're welcome to play along in today's edition of "Is It Just Me?," where no question is too small for The Bottom Line.
Q: "This has bothered me for some time. Stores like CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid, among others, sell water, soda and energy drinks...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With college students heading off to school, I was reminded of a news story about Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, which now provides students with the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, via a vending machine on campus....
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, I have loads of savings on fun things to do, and dining deals, too, so you can keep on saving right through...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:02 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through Sunday.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought Wednesday to reshape the debate over his efforts to shrink the city's so-called food deserts by announcing plans to open a Whole Foods Market in the impoverished Englewood neighborhood three years from now.
| Aug 11, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Buster, our One-Eyed Jack Russell terrier, does a pretty good Elvis impression when we walk into the vet's office.
I'm all shook up when I get the bill.
Buster, who lost an eye last year to glaucoma (he's fine), will soon get the shivers because it'...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As I first reported, Jewel-Osco has abadnoned its Preferred Customer Card rewards program. In Saturday's paper, my colleagues Robert Channick and Emily Bryson York nailed down the lid on the coffin: Jewel introduced the cards more than two decades ago.......
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:44 PM
CVS Caremark insists that it's just complying with federal law by informing customers that their medical information could be "redisclosed" if they sign up for the company's prescription-drug reward program.
Privacy experts, though, question whether CVS...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 4:28 AM
September is National Coupon Month and I'm in to celebrate those slick little slips eight days a week.
Laugh if you want, but I see coupons for exactly what they are: free money.
I'm not the only bargainista who sees it that way. Scissor-wielding...