August 13, 2007
Six generations pour soul into Kentucky pottery

Waco, Ky. -- Mustard-yellow clay dust covers the walls, the low walnut beams and the dirt floor at Bybee Pottery, where six generations of the Cornelison family have been turning, glazing and firing stoneware since... more »

August 13, 2007
Family inspires business

Family is infused into just about everything at Barker Road Collection in Tacoma's Old Town, and it starts with the name and the logo.It's a house, with palm trees fronting it, on Barker Road in... more »

August 12, 2007
What’s best for business: How does growth affect the way — and where — people shop?

Just walk into Don's Hobbies, and you can get a sense of the history.The wooden floors at 815 10th St. have a gleam polished from years of wear. The ceiling has molding so intricate that... more »

August 11, 2007
Sweet ‘n’ stylish; Winnipegger’s candy jewelry is cute, colourful and cavity-free

Designer Janet BrightCorne's creations won't melt in your mouth or in your hands.As little girls, we wore colourful candy necklaces around our necks and pretended to be all grown up. Unfortunately, the jewelry didn't last... more »

August 10, 2007
Shoppers avoiding ‘Made in China’

New York - When Lisa Landry thinks ahead to holiday shopping for her 9-month-old boy, Ari, her concern isn't which toy is most exciting. It's which is safest."I'll be looking for anything that won't harm... more »

August 9, 2007
How Luxury Brands Alter Shoppers’ Price Perceptions; Buying a Keychain Instead

What is too much to spend on a suit?The question weighed on Barry Schwarz as he scanned the racks at Boyds men's store in Philadelphia, which were laden with $3,000 Brioni suits. "Their prices were... more »

August 9, 2007
Shoppers playing it safe for summer

New York - The sluggish sales that have dogged the nation's retailers this year are the result of two quite different sets of problems: Consumers are cautious -- they're paying more for gasoline and watching... more »

August 8, 2007
Reaching out to a ‘forgotten market’; Shop caters to the female baby boomer

Traverse City — When it comes to women's clothing, Traverse City entrepreneur Sandy Van Dyke says female baby boomers are a forgotten market."Everything is designed for juniors," said Van Dyke, who opened her comfortable clothing... more »

August 8, 2007
Woman fulfills dream of owning gift shop

Kimball Twp. - Surrounded by a veterinary office and metal, wood and engine-repair shops, Wadhams Road between Ravenswood and Smiths Creek roads isn't exactly a retail hub.But for Jane Riehl, it was the perfect spot... more »

August 5, 2007
Closet closing door on mall: Another local shop heads downtown

Reba Ruth, manager of Carol's Closet, displays a new line of fall clothing Friday afternoon. The longtime women's clothing store has become one of the last local businesses to leave Lakeshore Mall. The business is... more »

August 4, 2007
Newcastle’s newest shop features fine arts

Inspired by the Old Town Gallery in Auburn, two longtime friends have opened their own art shop in Newcastle. For first-time shop owners Susan Evans of Newcastle and Bobbi Harms of Citrus Heights, Bella Fine... more »

August 4, 2007
Back-to-school spending could be a retail bust

Chicago - (MarketWatch) -- Many retailers are bracing for what could be one of the toughest back-to-school selling seasons in recent years as consumers deal with credit worries, higher gas prices and a sell-off in... more »

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