| 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...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:57 AM
The week before the Memorial Day holiday has been a busy one for retailers. Here's a sampling of happenings from Mattel, J.C. Penney and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Mattel: As the El Segundo-based toymaker adapts to its newly created North America division, it...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In the next six months, half of American consumers said they’ll buy luxury goods – just nothing too extravagant, according to a new report.
Restrained purchases are key, according to a survey from consulting company Accenture.
Out of more...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:29 PM
GrandView, a condominium highrise in the heart of Annapolis Towne Centre, certainly lives up to its name, especially in the 12th-floor penthouse of Barry and Olga Scher.
In this three-bedroom, 3½-bath unit with a den, living room, dining room, open...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Safeway Inc. stock slid nearly 20% in morning trading Thursday as the Northern California supermarket giant – facing competition from dollar stores and Wal-Mart – reported flat revenue in the first quarter.
The Pleasanton company said...
| 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,...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Devotees of Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread can call off the riots -- the brand’s Italian parent Ferrero says it reached a peaceful understanding with the superfan founder of World Nutella Day, an annual appreciation event that the company tried...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Punky apparel chain Hot Topic Inc. is getting raked over the coals by rock 'n' roll queen bee Joan Jett, whose Blackheart Records Group Inc. is accusing the clothier of ripping off the Blackheart name for a new lingerie line.
Blackheart sued Hot Topic...
| 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,...
| May 11, 2013
| 3:04 PM
The anticipation outside Epicure Imports on Saturday morning was as thick as the French accents inside. Customers of the gourmet warehouse sale, which happens seven times a year, lined up in this industrial part of North Hollywood well before they would...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:43 AM
"Star Trek: Into Darkness" is taking some flak for a scene in which Alice Eve, playing Dr. Carol Marcus, strips down to panties and bra ... for no real reason. Screenwriter Damon Lindelof acknowledged via Twitter, "We should have done a better job of...