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 »

August 3, 2007
Retailer finds her cup of tea

Betsy Young has found her cup of tea. She's sharing it with the birds - and consumers of artful, quirky and rediscovered antiquities for home and gift giving. The sign outside the newly remodeled, mixed-use... more »

August 3, 2007
Tommy’s Goodie Shoppe — a retro field trip

Remember candy necklaces, wax lips and those little wax bottles full of delicious, colorful sugar-water? How about NECCO Wafers, Rock candy, Swizzle Sticks or Pop Rocks?If you think all those treats were a thing of... more »

August 3, 2007
Simmons family transforms eBay store into ‘brick-and-mortar’ store in High Springs

Adam Padgett, Suzanne Kent and Lani Simmons pose in front of some of the merchandise in their newly opened Back to Nature Gifts, located in downtown High Springs.What began five years ago for the Simmons... more »

August 3, 2007
Four Island General Stores Stock Very Specific Warmth Along With Life Necessities

They sell everything from fingernail clippers to fine cheeses, but the Island's four general stores stock more than variety and necessity. Each has its own culture on the front porch (or stoop, or patio) that... more »

August 2, 2007
2008 Gourmet Housewares Show – Las Vegas, NV

New York, NY —The 32nd Annual Gourmet Housewares Show, the premier marketplace for upscale housewares, will make its return to Las Vegas from May 6-8, 2008, at the Las Vegas Sands Expo Convention Center, one... more »

August 2, 2007
Aurora Announces Mid-Year Plush Product Releases

Pico Rivera, CA - Aurora World Inc. (Aurora) announced the top products from its mid-year catalog today, wooing retailers yet again with the best plush made 'round the world. There are upwards of 30 new... more »

August 2, 2007
Innovative PetEdge Dog Toy Wins Top Industry Award

PetEdge, Inc., a leading wholesale manufacturer and distributor of pet supplies, was recently honored for its innovative new developmental puppy toy, the Puppy Builders Pull 'N Play Puppy Gym. The award came from a leading... more »

August 2, 2007
TableToss Introduces Personalized Table Top Accessories

TableToss - an award-winning line of reuseable paper table top accessories - introduces colorfully customized placemats and table top accessories that make place settings personal.Winner of the 2007 best new product award at The National... more »

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