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June 7, 2007
Attacking Counterfeits: Wal-Mart Unit Settles With Fendi Over Fakes

The sidewalk sellers of fake designer goods now aren't the only ones on high alert.In a case bound to send a chill through the retail industry, Fendi and Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart, have... more »

June 7, 2007
Sprint Puts Shoppers In Touch With Slifter; GPS Service Locates Stores Offering Items Selected by Cellphone

Sprint Nextel Corp. today begins offering a mobile-search service from closely held GPShopper LLC that uses global-positioning-system technology, enabling consumers to use cellphones to find products in retail stores.The service allows shoppers to learn where... more »

June 5, 2007
May retail sales could spell relief after weak April

Chicago (MarketWatch) -- Most U.S. retailers will be breathing a sigh of relief Thursday when they report May sales results that are expected to be better than they were in April, but a dose of... more »

June 5, 2007
Local Business, 4 U Gift Celebrates 3rd Year Anniversary!

4U Gift, located in the Town Center, is preparing to celebrate it's 3rd Anniversary on June 8th. The owner of 4U Gift, Nuray began her business about 6 years ago on a small cart in... more »

June 4, 2007
Dogeared Jewels & Gifts Launches Latest Trend Collection at May Market

Los Angeles, CA - Dogeared, a trendsetting brand that creates handcrafted jewels and gifts in Los Angeles, previewed their latest line at the New York Accessories Circuit & Intermezzo, to great success. Significant summer trends... more »

June 4, 2007
Green Product Showcase Highlights Significance, Saleability of Environmentally Friendly Products

Atlanta - The world's largest collection of gift and home furnishings product sets the stage for AmericasMart's first showing of eco-friendly, sustainable source designs and lines from some of the most conscientious manufacturers on the... more »

June 4, 2007
Aeromax takes dress up to a whole new level

Lake Barrington, IL - If your future firefighter, junior astronaut or little physician likes to create authentic-looking costume designs from your personal wardrobe or raids your kitchen pantry for props to take on his backyard... more »

June 4, 2007
Peking Handicraft Signs New Licensing Agreements

San Francisco, CA - Peking Handicraft, Inc., an international manufacturer and wholesaler recognized for its variety of styles and high quality of home decor, tabletop and giftware items, designed by renowned licensed artists, announces the... more »

June 4, 2007
It

Chester — When Stacy Padilla was four years old, she would sell pages from her coloring book to people walking past her house."Most kids sell lemonade; I sold pictures," Padilla said. "My mother was always... more »

June 3, 2007
104-year-old Retail Alliance welcomes first female boss

Norfolk - Susan Milhoan estimates that she has visited about 200 retailers, from Williamsburg to the Eastern Shore, since mid-February.Some have told her about parking problems near their stores. Others talk about the challenges of... more »

June 3, 2007
Find out what’s in the store

Staying in the flow is the goal at River Place in Frankenmuth.Last year, a 20,000-square-foot expansion at the attraction bolstered optimism that the complex would retain its appeal.Officials funneled $1 million into a project to... more »

June 2, 2007
Downtown merchants fight flight

Delaware, Ohio -- A bicycle-shop owner knows a dip in the road when he sees one. He also knows how to ride it out."A year ago, there was essentially 100 percent occupancy downtown, and now... more »

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