| May 23, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Kmart’s woes — sliding sales, worried investors — would make any retailer want to curse. But as it turns out, the discounter’s dirty mouth may prove to be a saving grace.
The chain, which has a bit of a fuddy-duddy reputation,...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The trouble started with the inheritance.
Eight years ago, the economy was booming and Jane Osick was on solid ground. She had manageable student loans, a stable job and excellent credit.
Then, in less than two years, she racked up $120,000 in...
| May 24, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co. stumbled hard in its first quarter, with same-store sales diving 15% and profit missing Wall Street’s expectations.
The company, fresh off a mea culpa over Chief Executive Mike Jeffries’ controversial...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Spanish retailer Zara is coming to downtown Los Angeles, bringing a dash of fast fashion to a district increasingly pegged as a potential shopping powerhouse.
The 27,000-square-foot store that the trendy chain plans to open in the Figat7th shopping...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:36 PM
Pool owners have been itching to open their backyard oasis for months, and now that we are on the verge of taking the plunge into summer, let’s make sure you know how safely unleash pool season. Before you even take the cover off your pool, check...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:06 AM
A new Goodwill operation housing three retail stores will open in Hampton, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
On June 5, the non-profit organization will open a 117,000-square-foot store at 1911 Saville Row in Hampton. A spokeswoman said the location is a...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:41 PM
An economic upturn sent more customers to La Caņada Flintridge-based Sport Chalet Inc. stores in the past year, an official from the sporting goods chain announced last week.
"Sales were higher across all of our channels," Craig Levra, Sport Chalet's...
| May 31, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Starbucks is breaking up the love affair between smokers and their joe.
The classic pairing of coffee and cigarettes will be no more at the java giant, which beginning June 1 will prohibit anyone up to 25 feet from a Starbucks store from lighting up....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Goodwill opened a new retail center in Hampton on Wednesday, welcoming hundreds of shoppers during its opening day activities.
The retail center houses a traditional retail store, an outlet and a computer store under one roof.
The building, located on...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Can new home decor collections save J.C. Penney? The struggling department store threw a housewarming party Thursday in New York, heralding new lines from an impressive roster of designers: Jonathan Adler, Conran, Martha Stewart, Pantone, Bodum and,...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Whether you prefer department stores or small boutiques, there is something for every shopper in Harford County. For some, the best place to start is Bel Air, also known as the “heart of Harford County.” At the intersection of routes 1 and 24,...