| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Cheryl Knauer has a restaurant gift card in mind for her in-laws, a massage gift card planned for another family member and intends to pick up cards in smaller dollar amounts to Chick-fil-A and Starbucks for kids' stockings and teachers' gifts.
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Wal-Mart will pump up its holiday staff by hiring more than 50,000 seasonal associates for its U.S. stores, the retail giant said.
The holidays are the “busiest time of the year” for the chain, according to a statement Friday. This year, the...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Wal-Mart is testing same-day delivery in certain markets, including parts of California, in a bid to nab more retail customers during the high-stakes holiday season.
The discount uber-chain said Tuesday that its beta version of the Walmart To Go delivery...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Toys R Us and Macy’s, two major holiday shopping destinations, are teaming up for the Christmas rush by opening pop-up stores from the toy giant within the department store.
The temporary Toys R Us units inside 24 Macy’s stores nationwide...
| Oct 14, 2012
NEW YORK — As it gets ready to enter its 10th year, the Band of Outsiders brand has just about become the ultimate fashion insider.
In June, founder and creative director Scott Sternberg presented his menswear collection in Paris for the first time...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Office Depot Inc. is buying smaller rival OfficeMax Inc. in what it’s calling a “merger of equals,” creating a heftier office-supply company to challenge industry leader Staples.
In the $1.2-billion all-stock deal, OfficeMax...
| 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....
| Nov 22, 2012
There's art to the gift of giving. Some folks have mastered it; others not so much. It starts with a good eye and an understanding of your own budget. Worried that you might not have what it takes? Not to fret, we're making things easy this season. From...
| Nov 21, 2012
Bring on the feather fascinators, the fur collars and the sparkly shoes. The holidays are the stuff of fashion fantasy, the one time of year when, no matter your age, you can get away with dressing like a disco ball. Whether you take your cues from...
| 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...