April 19, 2007
High rents are forcing us to quit say traders

Royal Mile traders have warned that specialist shops are being squeezed out by high rents, jeopardising the street's unique character.Fourteen shops and businesses are up for rent or sale, with small traders who have been... more »

April 19, 2007
Plastic clogs disrupt machinery in Swedish hospital

A Swedish hospital wants to ban its staff from wearing Crocs plastic clogs, saying they generate static electricity that can knock out medical equipment.Blekinge hospital in southern Sweden suspects the slip-on shoes, made by US... more »

April 19, 2007
New concourse adds capacity at Blue Grass Airport

Blue Grass Airport is now able to handle a lot more planes and people, thanks to a $16.9 million addition to the terminal.The airport's new Concourse B -- which features six additional passenger boarding gates,... more »

April 18, 2007
Adora, Inc. Introduces Exclusive, Limited Edition Dolls for Epcot Teddy Bear and Doll Weekend at Walt Disney World

Adora, Inc., one of the leading designers and crafters of fine limited edition and collectible dolls, is proud to introduce two limited edition dolls and a one-of-kind doll set designed for the Epcot Teddy Bear... more »

April 18, 2007
Nobleworks Licenses Wry Baby For a New Line of Cards and Button Cards

Hoboken, NJ - Nobleworks has announced a partnership with Wry Baby ( and has released several new card lines incorporating Wry Baby's successful design sensibility.Wry Baby is the creator of humorous baby products with a... more »

April 18, 2007
Burning Bright: Local candle shop expands selection to welcome spring

"People who like to dine out and buy music at Bull Moose or get a book also like to buy candles," Yaun said. "Especially in summer, people like to browse around the shops before dinner... more »

April 17, 2007
Ballpoint pens, and so much more; Promotional Products help drive sales

The Internet may be all the buzz in the marketing world, but traditional advertising methods -- even the time-honoured coffee mugs and ballpoint pens bearing company logos -- are far from obsolete, says the promotional... more »

April 17, 2007
Where are the Webkinz? Toy craze hits Asheville

Asheville — If you haven't heard of Webkinz, you probably don't hang with many 6- to 13-year-olds. Webkinz are the hottest toy no one can find, making these plush stuffed animals worth more than a... more »

April 17, 2007
Small town nurtures crop of new businesses

Pine Island -- When Helen Distad launched her chocolate business two years ago, she wanted to base it in her hometown of Pine Island.But the owner of My Heart's Design found it was more economical... more »

April 17, 2007
Mom to Enjoy Royal Treatment This Year, According to NRF; Consumers are Expected to Spend Almost $16 Billion

Washington - This Mother's Day, consumers plan to spend $15.73 billion as they shower the women in their lives with jewelry, flowers, clothing, and even trips to the spa. According to the National Retail Federation's... more »

April 16, 2007
A special place in the heart; Store specializes in mastectomy bras

After Julie DeNardi bought Greta's Flair Lingerie three years ago, she began noticing the number of inquiries she was getting from women with mastectomies. Their choice of lingerie was limited and often matronly. DeNardi decided... more »

April 15, 2007
La De Da opening new store

At a time when many small shops are closing their doors because of competition from mass retailers, a small women's boutique in downtown Roanoke is expanding its enterprise.La De Da, an eclectic women's clothing and... more »

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