| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Loft — a women's clothing boutique — will open a new store in Abingdon's Boulevard at Box Hill this spring, the shopping center's developers said Monday.
The shopping center near I-95 at Emmorton and Woodsdale roads already includes a...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Illinois employers announced they would lay off more than 500 workers in the coming weeks, according to notices filed with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Specialty Foods Group Inc., meat manufacturer, said it would...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 4:04 AM
Just in time for Valentine's Day primping, get a free shampoo and blowout valued at $22 at JC Penney Salons.
Use a coupon listed on the JCPenney Facebook page to book an appointment for the free service performed by an associate designer, where...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Celebrity chef Paula Deen is ramping up her comeback effort, less than a year after her Southern belle-image was tarnished by revelations that she used racial slurs and was accused of discriminatory behavior in a lawsuit.
Paula Deen Ventures has received...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc. has agreed to sell Lucky Brand Jeans to Los Angeles private-equity firm Leonard Green & Partners for $225 million, the companies announced Tuesday. William L. McComb, Fifth & Pacific's chief executive, said the Lucky sale is...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:54 AM
J.C. Penney’s turmoil at the top continued Tuesday as activist investor Bill Ackman stepped down from the board following a public disagreement over the struggling retailer’s choice of chief executive and chairman.
Ackman, whose Pershing...