| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:33 PM
At GameStop Kids at White Marsh Mall, shoppers will find plush Mario book bags and Angry Birds hats mixed in with the Lego Star Wars and other kid-friendly video games, a mix meant to attract both serious "gamers" as well as those who've never played...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:37 PM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — "Ook na how tuk," Verna Dommek cheerily said in Inupiaq, the language of the Inupiat people, who live north of the Arctic Circle, scattered across Alaska's barren permafrost.
Dommek, an Inupiat, then explained in English that...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Quirky grocery chain Trader Joe’s is dealing this week with some concern over its products, including a public statement from a major advocacy group criticizing the presence of antibiotics in meat and a lawsuit from the state of California...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 1:53 PM
J.C. Penney Co. is falling deeper into a rut, reporting yet another quarter of tanking sales and net loss as the department store chain struggles in its reinvention.
The Plano, Texas, company reported a net loss of $552 million, or $2.51 a share, in its...
| Apr 24, 2013
With a federal judge clearing away age restrictions on purchasing emergency contraception, many Chicago-area health care providers, teens and others are preparing for more accessibility — even if they're not exactly sure how the drug will be made...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Portrait studios at Sears and some Wal-Mart stores — the scenes of innumerable family photos — have unexpectedly closed as their operator, CPI Corp., goes out of business.
The portrait provider said in a statement on its website that all...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Anthropologie, the retailer known for its twee and often vintage-inspired fashions and home goods, opened its first BHLDN "shop within a shop" store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.
The sister label, pronounced “beholden,” launched as an...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Thirty workers walked off the job Wednesday at the warehouse of a luggage supplier to Wal-Mart Stores Inc to protest alleged retaliation from managers after employees complained about poor working conditions, organizers said.
The workers, who are not...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Retailers are fighting hard this Christmas to beat the competition, and Target is the latest to unveil its plan to win over the holiday hordes: Go digital.
Come Oct. 14, the chain will begin prominently showcasing its Top 20 toys in its brick-and...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Get ready for more small Wal-Mart stores, and sooner. The mega-retailer known for its big-box strategy said it’s planning to speed up openings of its Neighborhood Market and Express stores.
While some Wal-Mart workers are protesting low wages and...