September 11, 2007
Web Stores Tap Product Reviews

Retailers have long admired Web pioneer Inc.'s product reviews -- in which consumers rate books and other products -- for the way they help persuade shoppers to make online purchases.Now, other companies are tapping... more »

September 11, 2007
Anita Roddick: A life in business

Dame Anita Roddick, who died last night aged 64, garnered a formidable reputation as a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur as well as an environmental campaigner.She opened her first shop in Littlehampton, West Sussex, in 1976,... more »

September 10, 2007
Zutano Inc. and Bananafish Seal the Deal for New Licensed Baby Bedding Collection

CABOT, VT- Zutano Inc. an industry leader in specialty baby fashion is proud to announce a new partnership with Bananafish, manufacturer of upscale baby bedding, nursery decor and newest division of The Betesh Group. Under... more »

September 10, 2007
September Total Home & Gift Market Can’t Be Missed

Dallas, TX - - Dallas Market Center, the world's largest wholesale merchandise resource, today announced that the upcoming Total Home & Gift Market, taking place September 15 - 17, 2007 will introduce Dallas Market Center's... more »

September 10, 2007
Mud Pie Participates in Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk

Atlanta, GA - On October 12-14, 2007, Adrienne Boyer, executive vice president of Mud Pie, will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day walk, benefiting Susan G Komen... more »

September 10, 2007
New Creative Debuts Outdoor Living Collections for 2008

August 2007 - New Creative's newest introductions to its Outdoor Living Collection are sure to 'wow' consumers with innovation, great quality and value pricing. The firm's three new collections include Daffodil, Watercolor Garden and Block... more »

September 10, 2007
Being in business together can be better

Even after nearly a decade in business together, Shakoor and Marissa Watson, the husband-and-wife team behind Brooklyn bakery Shakoor's Sweet Tooth, find that being together 24/7 isn't exactly a piece of cake."When you don't have... more »

September 10, 2007
Studying Your Competitors; Looking for new ideas to keep your store fresh and dynamic?

I admit it. I'm absolutely no fun to go shopping with.The reason is simple. I'm not like other shoppers. I'm not like the mother out looking for the bargain for her family, or the kids... more »

September 10, 2007
Paper Works and More

Andrea Ceasar's stationery and gift business hasn't just survived the era of Evite and e-mail -- it has thrived.This September, she's celebrating her one-year anniversary at her spacious storefront. It's more than twice the size... more »

September 10, 2007
Disney to Test Character Toys for Lead Paint

Reacting to three separate recalls of Mattel toys found to contain unsafe levels of lead paint, The Walt Disney Company said it would begin its own testing of toys featuring Disney characters, including random testing... more »

September 10, 2007
Recall Repercussions: Hot Toys will be Even Hotter this Holiday Season

West Chester, Pa.--Parents have been waiting in line for the "must-have" gifts for years (remember Cabbage Patch Dolls?), but this year consumers should expect even more out-of-stock toys, frazzled parents and disappointed children than ever.... more »

September 9, 2007
The Knockoff Won

The drawstring anorak that Faran Krentcil considered buying one recent Friday at the Forever 21 store in Union Square was just like a signature look of the designer Stella McCartney. Ms. Krentcil, 26, the editor... more »

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