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May 17, 2007
Sugar Shak Serves Succulent Sweets

Princeton -- The Sugar Shak's mother and son team of Carolyn Neal and Cole Thomas combines culinary training from Le Cordon Bleu with family recipes for sweet treats that have boomed in popularity."The week before... more »

May 16, 2007
The little big box: Planners prefer trend toward smaller chain stores

Just as town planners have lobbied to help prevent a 75,000-plus-square-foot store from coming to Andover, two of the biggest names in big-box retail have decided to change their game plan. A zoning bylaw amendment... more »

May 15, 2007
Up With Paper Introduces Collegiate Boxed Notes & Snow Globe Greetings

Mason, OH - Up With Paper, the original pop-up greeting card company, announced that it will be shipping a new line of university-themed and - licensed pop-up boxed notes and snow globe greetings in August.... more »

May 15, 2007
Hot ‘Sweet PETatoes’ Brand Drives Pet Memory Making Category

South San Francisco, California—Solonics, Inc. recently signed a licensing agreement with noted Midwest illustrator Gail Green to create and distribute the Sweet PETatoes line of memory products, designed exclusively for dog and cat pet owners... more »

May 15, 2007
Flirt Greeting Cards Introduces Flirt Keys: A Fun, Easy Way to Approach New People

Atlanta - Flirt Greeting Cards have arrived with a variety of fun, Flirt Keys for you. Flirt Keys are 3" x 3" note-sized greeting cards with flirtatious messages imprinted inside each one. If you've ever... more »

May 15, 2007
Oh, baby, what’s with the tee? Edgier messages grace the chests of tykes to the amusement — and disdain — of adults

Oshkosh bibbers are, like, so passe. Oh, you can still find pint-size overalls or pastel baby dresses, but you can also buy your baby trendy black onesies, K-Fed-style beaters, skull beanies and tiny T-shirts that... more »

May 15, 2007
May Off to a Good Start for Retailers

After struggling through April with one of the weakest performances on record, the nation's retailers are enjoyed improved sales so far in May, helped by Mother's Day shopping sprees and warmer weather, according to two... more »

May 15, 2007
Businesses, organizations say higher prices for letters, packages will add up quickly

Peoria - For Bibo Gallerie, an eclectic art and gift shop, the increase in the price of stamps is just the latest in a string of higher business expenses.Rising gasoline and electricity costs have required... more »

May 14, 2007
Triangular Shaped Cards – Not for Squares; Nacho Loco Card Game Wins The National Parenting Center 2007 Seal of Approval

Buffalo, NY - The National Parenting Center has awarded Buffalo Games the 2007 Seal of Approval for Nacho Loco, an addictive new card game featuring unique triangular shaped cards."We've tested this game across several demographics:... more »

May 14, 2007
Pittsburgh’s Airmall is model for Hopkins’ plan

Pittsburgh -- On her plane ride from Raleigh, N.C., a 46-year-old advertising executive flipped through a fashion magazine and discovered that gladiator sandals are all the rage.Minutes after she landed at Pittsburgh International Airport, she... more »

May 14, 2007
Funky Ferndale; Cool vibe draws shop owners to Nine Mile

Ferndale -- Fashionable. Fabulous. Funky.These days, fashionable again applies to Ferndale. With eclectic shops and boutiques selling everything from high-end designer apparel to vintage clothing, Ferndale's thriving business district at Woodward and Nine Mile is... more »

May 14, 2007
4 totally hot housewares

Since seeing them a few weeks ago at the Chicago Housewares Show, Judy Matheson has had trouble keeping them in her two Colby Avenue shops in downtown Everett."We've put in four orders and we're out... more »

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