September 17, 2007
Costco will reshape Lakewood Center

Lakewood - In what may become a growing business paradigm for regional shopping centers across the nation, Costco announced Monday its plans to take over the former Macy's retail space at Lakewood Center.When the 159,000-square-foot... more »

September 17, 2007
Electra woman restores building, opens shop

Electra - Saving the past is a key to Electra's future, said resident Janice Cranford.That's why she's dedicated herself to restoring the old First National Bank building in downtown Electra."I'm probably one of the biggest... more »

September 17, 2007
Analysts Foresee So-So Holiday Sales Season

Holiday spending may mirror back-to-school trends, surging late in the season."This holiday will not be that bad for fashion," said Marshal Cohen, chief retail strategist at The NPD Group. "Customers will not be distracted by... more »

September 15, 2007
A business blossoms in Wartrace

Emma Goldman had the right idea when she said, "I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."Everyone knows that flowers are a great way to say "I love you," but little... more »

September 15, 2007
‘A phenomenal deal’ New owner pays $1.3 million to purchase Portage Square Plaza

Wooster -- A 33-year-old entrepreneur who started with a downtown gift shop has purchased nearly half of the shopping center along Portage Road incorrectly referred to as Hawkins plaza.Jason Carrick purchased the building on the... more »

September 14, 2007
Ex*Tracts Winter 2008 Date & Location Changes Announced

White Plains, NY - George Little Management, LLC (GLM) has announced that the Winter 2008 edition of EX*TRACTS: New discoveries in beauty and wellness, will run Saturday, February 2, through Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at... more »

September 14, 2007
Big Change in Store for Ex*Tracts in 2008

White Plains, NY - Following over a decade of growth, EX*TRACTS: New discoveries in beauty and wellness, will double in size to feature 150 companies when it returns to New York City's Jacob K. Javits... more »

September 14, 2007
American consumers are cutting back

New York -- After months of speculation about how long American consumers can stay resilient to housing and credit woes, economists said Friday that last month's retail sales weakness shows households are rethinking their spending... more »

September 14, 2007
Reserve shop adds local flair

Until this summer, flavored sticks of candy were the best-selling item at the Vancouver National Historic Reserve's gift shop. That's because the offerings there were limited.Now the shop features racks of historical and locally themed... more »

September 13, 2007
Consumers could face higher toy prices

New York — Someone is going to have to pay all the extra costs of making toys safer.For now, toy makers and retailers are sharing the burden, but that's only expected to last until the... more »

September 11, 2007
Exciting Developments Planned for NYIGF in 2008

White Plains, NY - The vibrancy of the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) will increase exponentially with exciting developments in every division and at all locations - including the launch of STUDIOtm, a new... more »

September 11, 2007
China to Ban Lead Paint in Toys

Responding to a public uproar over a rash of recalls, U.S. and Chinese regulators moved to ban the use of lead paint in toys and promised changes to the way Chinese imports to the U.S.... more »

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