November 12, 2007
Stores that stand the test of time

Shoppers have their favorite stores. They might sell unique earrings or barbecue grills, porcelain figurines or the latest shoes. The quality, variety and selection of goods, of course, are the heart of the draw.But it's... more »

November 12, 2007
Business still brisk for handful still open on Wildwoods B’walk

North Wildwood - Two visitors ask a passerby to take their picture on the Boardwalk, with the beach and crashing surf in the background.Nothing remarkable, except in this snapshot of a day at the shore... more »

November 12, 2007
Fair market values – Shopping movement offers guilt-free gifts

Think of it as your personal contribution to peace on Earth this holiday season. A combination of South Sound shops and church-sponsored events offers you the chance to purchase fairly traded gift items crafted by... more »

November 12, 2007
Out of the Way Is A-OK for These Retailers

Lake Wales | In the retail world, an age-old real estate slogan is the oft-quoted mantra: Location, location, location. Retailers pay premium dollar for high-traffic areas, choosing to cluster with other retail stores in malls... more »

November 11, 2007
Sioux Falls is becoming your plaza mecca

Sioux Falls has some new retail corners that are giving neighborhoods in the southern area of the city shopping appeal.These new plazas are a far cry from the plain one-story, sheet metal or cinder block... more »

November 11, 2007
Holiday hiring time not joyful; Retailers expected to add fewer workers

Odds are greater this year that the person who rings up your holiday purchases will be a year-round worker rather than someone hired for the season.If labor trends hold, retailers will add fewer temporary workers... more »

November 11, 2007
Holiday fever: Start your shopping engines

Christmas came early to Lakeside Avenue this year, and it's sticking around.The first ever "Holly Jolly Christmas" weekend united shops along the 1 more »

November 10, 2007
Store gazing

Never have I been so excited to not find a parking space.Last Friday night, as I drove around and around and around downtown Bangor, I noticed something unusual. Not only had the sidewalks not been... more »

November 7, 2007
Return Fraud to Hit $3.7 Billion this Holiday Season, According to NRF Survey

Washington, November 7, 2007 - As retailers across the country gear up for increased holiday sales, they are also bracing for higher returns, some of which will be fraudulent. According to the National Retail Federation's... more »

November 6, 2007
Get Lost in a (bigger) Country

Snow Hill -- It might be called Lost in the Country, but this gift shop is actually located right in the middle of downtown Snow Hill.Lost in the Country, the gift shop owned by Susanne... more »

November 6, 2007
Doing Laundry, Shoveling Snow or Shopping at the Mall: Yahoo! Poll Finds Holiday Mall Shopping Is the Real Chore

Sunnyvale, Calif.--According to a new Yahoo! poll conducted by Harris Interactive, consumers see the Internet as essential to taking some of the pain out of holiday shopping. The survey finds that 66 percent of holiday... more »

November 5, 2007
New York Market Producers Launch Cooperative Marketing Campaign

White Plains, NY - Four New York Market entities - tradeshow producer George Little Management, LLC (GLM) and permanent showroom buildings 41 Madison, 230 Fifth Avenue and 7 West 34th Street - have extended their... more »

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