| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:02 PM
J.C. Penney Co. is attempting to right-size itself by closing 33 under-performing stores around the country and eliminating 2,000 positions, the retailer said Wednesday.
The Plano, Texas, company said it hopes the effort will save $65 million a year...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
While a deluge of restaurants and retail shops are expected to fill downtown Allentown in the wake of the PPL Center's debut in the fall, the city will soon be losing another bookstore.
Another Story used bookstore at 524 N. 18th St. (near Wert's Cafe)...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:04 PM
David Roberts was finishing up a customer's haircut Saturday at the Cavallaro & Co. salon on the second floor of The Mall in Columbia when he heard the first shot. He looked at another employee, wondering whether they should be concerned.
"When we heard...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Falling in line behind the likes of Macy’s, J.C. Penney, OfficeMax, Kmart and more, Staples is joining the horde of retailers opening its doors on Thanksgiving without bothering to wait for Black Friday.
The office supply chain will open on the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Retailers had a shaky September, as lukewarm back-to-school shopping and a plunge in car purchases caused sales to slide from August, according to the government.
Retail sales last month amounted to $425.9 billion, down 0.1% from August, the U.S. Census...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:10 AM
J.C. Penney publicly defended its trajectory Thursday after watching its stock plunge amid speculation that it needed another financing boost.
In a statement, the retailer said it is “pleased with its progress thus far in the company’s...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:42 AM
It’s not just Macy’s turning Black Friday this year into Black Thursday – J.C. Penney also plans to open its doors before the turkey’s cold on Thanksgiving Day.
The retailer will admit holiday shoppers starting at 8 p.m. on Nov....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year.
Bargain basement deals normally...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:23 AM
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Macy's announced Thursday that they had settled a lawsuit that accused Stewart’s company of violating an exclusivity agreement by selling products at rival chain J.C. Penney.
Neither MSLO nor Macy’s...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Halloween seems to have scared off the bad vibes at the mall – for now – according to data showing better-than-projected retail sales in October.
One gauge, from Retail Metrics, showed same-store sales last month rising 3.7% over the same...