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 »

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 »

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