June 12, 2007
Mid-Year Introductions Debut at Peking Handicraft, Inc.

San Francisco, CA - San Francisco-based Peking Handicraft, Inc. continues to offer new, creative designs with more than 100 new 2007 Summer introductions. Items include rugs, hooked and needlepoint pillows, holiday and everyday guest towels,... more »

June 12, 2007
Boys & toys: Consumers expected to spend $9.9B on Father’s Day gifts

Father's Day for Ron Bean has included a few ties and a screwdriver, all things he's gotten rid of."Father's Day has come a long way," the Dallas resident said while strolling around downtown Jackson on... more »

June 12, 2007
Collingswood wants retail traffic to lumber westward

Borough officials are introducing new retail sites and completing an ongoing construction project in an effort to expand the borough's bustling main corridor.The goal is to push more clientele toward the west end of Haddon... more »

June 12, 2007
Owners like the view from Mirador; Baking supply shop became sustainable community one-stop

From treeless paper products to supplies for preserving food, Mirador, an 1,800-square-foot store on the corner of Southeast Division Street and 21st Avenue, offers customers an incredible range of Earth-friendly goods."Back in the late '90s,... more »

June 11, 2007
Buyers Market Signs Three-Year Deal with Hargrove, Inc.

Baltimore, Md. - The Buyers Market of American Craft, the nation's largest wholesale craft show, has signed a three-year contract with Hargrove, Inc. to be its official tradeshow decorator.The contract was signed after the Buyers... more »

June 11, 2007
Going Green: NowDesigns Challenges its Peers to Employ More Environmentally-sustainable Shipping Solutions

NowDesigns, the Blaine, WA-based home decor company, has announced that as of September 2007 they will switch to shipping exclusively with used cartons. These boxes won't be pretty, but their environmental impact will help make... more »

June 11, 2007
L’ovedbaby Giving to Breast Cancer Research

Los Angeles, CA - L'ovedbaby, a mom-created company whose line has grown in 3 short years from one product - a stylish and practical 4-in-1 Nursing Shawl - to a full collection of baby clothing... more »

June 11, 2007
Retail crime costs stores $3B per year

At CVS drugstores, razors are stored in dispensers that allow you to take just one package at a time. At Toys "R" Us, the only way to return an unwanted toy is with a dated... more »

June 11, 2007
She’s not sold on shop’s policy

I'm not what you would call an ardent shopper. OK, I'll be honest, I pretty much loathe shopping of any sort.A letter from a reader in Huntington Beach reminds me why. Apparently there is a... more »

June 11, 2007
Shop owner’s scare prompts closing

Turner - Kellie Fortin knew her priorities were out of whack when she insisted her husband wait on customers while she - suffering from chest pains - waited in the back of her store, Murdock... more »

June 11, 2007
Lease of faith; Local man grows business out of necessity

James Wetherbee's path to success started with a $900 tax refund check, a 1969 Chevy pickup, and a need for income to supplement his job as the dairy manager at a Safeway grocery store.The year... more »

June 10, 2007
Downtown Riverside looks for right mix of businesses to spur revival

Where Old Town Pasadena has The Cheesecake Factory, downtown Riverside has Simple Simon's. Where San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter has Quicksilver and Oakley stores, Riverside has Mrs. Tiggy-Winkles and Citrus Punch Designs.Independent shops and restaurants lend... more »

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