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June 14, 2007
New changes give hope to downtown merchants; Retailers count on crowded streets to generate customers

For the past few weeks, Stuart Powell has noticed something he hasn't seen for a while in downtown Lansing.The owner of Linn & Owen Jewelers was prepping his 100-plus-year-old business to move from Washtenaw Street... more »

June 13, 2007
World Market Center Offers Dynamic Trends Series During July Las Vegas Market

La Vegas - Las Vegas Market aims to provide retailers and designers with the most relevant seminars and education to improve their business, and this summer will deliver its most comprehensive and inspiring trend series... more »

June 13, 2007
U.S. Retail Sales Probably Rose in May on Gasoline Purchases

June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Retail sales in the U.S. probably rose in May as record gasoline prices lifted purchases at service stations, economists said ahead of a report today.Sales rose 0.6 percent after a 0.2... more »

June 13, 2007
Retail sales, import prices surge

Washington (Reuters) - Retail sales rose more than twice as much as expected in May, while import prices surged, adding to recent data suggesting the U.S. economy is recovering strongly after a slowdown in the... more »

June 12, 2007
OneCoast Expands Online Showroom: Company Shifts Showroom Investments to Reflect Where Retailers Want To Buy

OneCoast, the largest and only national provider of sales and marketing services to vendors and retailers of home decor, gift and collegiate products, announced the launch of its new Online Showroom for independent retailers at... more »

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 »

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