| May 23, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Believe it or not, something good has happened to brick-and-mortar bookstores. In the first quarter of 2013, more book buyers walked in their doors -- a lot more.
Retail watcher Placed Insights found brick-and-mortar booksellers saw a 27% increase in...
| 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 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 14, 2013
The East Penn School Board voted 6-2 Monday night to participate in a proposed tax increment financing district for the Hamilton Crossings shopping center project. I think it was a terrible decision. I've supported tax incentives to bring commerce back......
| 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.
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:12 AM
Fort Myers police say Joshua L. Kendall, 28, took cellphone videos under a woman's skirt at a Fort Myers Walmart, reports WBBH NBC News-2 in Fort Myers.
Surveillance video showed Kendall following a woman around the store and bending down several times...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:03 AM
It appears that mom and dad brought their 1-year-old tot with them to do their Christmas shoplifting together.
Gainesville cops say the dad, Gerald Linwood Hayes III, 30, could be seen on surveillance taking a $150 Nintendo and a $150 Wii console off...
| Nov 25, 2012
Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...