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March 20, 2007
Consumers Eager for Spring as Easter Spending Increases; Spending expected to reach $14 billion

Washington, DC - After a long, cold winter for most of the country, consumers are eager to celebrate Easter with their family and friends, according to NRF’s 2007 Easter Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey. This... more »

March 20, 2007
AmericasMart Becomes New Home For Luxury as Atlanta International Fine Linen & Home Textiles Market Debuts in March 2007

Atlanta - For March 2007, the Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market took on a compelling new look and feel with five distinctive product collections which were presented in tandem with the Atlanta... more »

March 20, 2007
New Penny and Braid Combination Rugs; Another new and innovative rug design from Homespice Decor

March 2007 - Homespice Decor has introduced its second new and innovative rug design for 2007. The new Penny and Braid Combination rugs feature two of Homespice Decor's most popular rug designs, the penny rug... more »

March 20, 2007
Airport boss wants more retail sales in terminal; Smith says vendor monopoly stifles purchases by fliers

People at Cleveland's airport spend a lot less on food, drink and gifts than people at the nation's other airports, and airport Director Ricky Smith blames contracts that give one company a monopoly.Smith said Monday... more »

March 20, 2007
MOTIF-ated for Success

Steve Lora and John Perez opened MOTIF Modern Living just over a year ago, and though they're not willing to disclose hard numbers, they're also not too shy to brag that they're raking it in.... more »

March 20, 2007
Couple wears many hats

There's a quaint and historic building at the corner of Somerset Avenue (a k.a. Route 138) and Center Street in Dighton - the town's single busiest intersection - hat in the 1770s was known as... more »

March 19, 2007
Los Angeles Fashion Market Set to Debut in Just Four Days

LOS ANGELES - Thousands of buyers eager to view the latest trends for Fall 2007 will visit the California Market Center from March 23-27 for one of the most highly anticipated fashion events of the... more »

March 19, 2007
Textillery Weavers Partners With Non-profit Agency to Launch Stone Belt Mixed Media Mosaics Collection at High Point Spring

Bloomington, IN - Textillery Weavers has partnered with Stone Belt Arc, Inc., an Indiana-based non- profit organization providing education and support to persons with disabilities, to introduce Stone Belt Mixed Media Mosaics. Set to debut... more »

March 19, 2007
Annual specialty-food trade show: a smorgasbord from simple to sublime

SAN FRANCISCO - There were lavender honey truffles and cloudlike marshmallows with names like Caramel Swirl and Kona Coffee Crunch. There were extra-virgin olive oils from famed estates and bottled water from the lava rock... more »

March 19, 2007
It’s a small world after all; Bilingual toys big hit with nation’s littlest consumers

Toy makers and retailers say sales of bilingual toys, such as the LeapFrog toys at a KB Toys store in West Covina, Calif., have exceeded expectations.Odra Heitmann hauled the heavy package labeled "Dora's Talking Kitchen"... more »

March 19, 2007
Realizing downtown’s potential takes the luxury of patience

NEW PORT RICHEY - The downtown screams potential. That's what brought the owners of Turtle's Nest, Pangea and Lynn Scents Candle Shop to Main Street.They liked the river and the parks, the assortment of interesting... more »

March 19, 2007
Chic stores serves special needs patients

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Debbie Heft is sold on Rehability, a surprisingly chic store for people with disabilities in a surprising location, a new outpatient rehabilitation center in Allentown.Heft, who lives in an apartment nearby and... more »

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