May 24, 2007
Grand opening to celebrate new shop

Ashland - Helen Borchardt will welcome customers to her new business during a grand opening celebration in June. The Greenwood resident opened Helen's Gift Shop and Gallery in downtown Ashland on May 1. With four... more »

May 24, 2007
New biz offers ‘everything you want and nothing you need’

The Villagers Collection, a new Camden County retail business, offers a eclectic mix of items that the store motto says is "everything you want and nothing you need."Owners Dori Hegi and Donna Hetzel created the... more »

May 23, 2007
Lake Champlain Chocolates Introduces New Gifts for Autumn, Halloween & Thanksgiving

Burlington, Vt. - Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC), a gourmet Vermont chocolate maker, has introduced its fall line of all-natural chocolate gifts for Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Made in small batches from the finest local ingredients,... more »

May 23, 2007
Buyers Market of American Craft Named among Nation’s Largest Tradeshows

Baltimore, Md. —The Buyers Market of American Craft, the nation's largest wholesale craft show, is among the top 200 tradeshows in the United States, according to Tradeshow Week magazine.The ranking lists the nation's largest tradeshows,... more »

May 23, 2007
S Boutique brings style

Women now have a place where they can shop for clothes, sip wine and watch television while they change clothes. S Boutique opened three weeks ago in the Spring Creek Village and offers a variety... more »

May 23, 2007
As Shore homes go upscale, so goes oceanside shopping

Not that long ago, shoppers at the Jersey Shore could expect to wade through the shallow end of the retail world.At a typical resort store, customers might find a kitschy collection of cheap T-shirts, saltwater... more »

May 23, 2007
James J. savors its tasty niche

Three generations of candy making continue at James J. Chocolate Shop on Madison's Near West Side. The store, 3514 Monroe St., offers an assortment of sweet confections that date back to the early days of... more »

May 23, 2007
Everything Just Ducky at gift shop

When they opened their third Just Ducky store in the area, the Donofrio family brought a local flavor to Promenade Bolingbrook, a new shopping mall otherwise occupied by national retailers.Lori Donofrio and her brother, Darren,... more »

May 23, 2007
Should gift cards last forever? House says yes

A bill banning the use of expiration dates and service fees on retail gift cards used in Minnesota cleared another big hurdle today, passing the House by a large margin - 95 to 37.The House... more »

May 22, 2007
Protecting Yourself From Copycats

Q: In 2004, a toy retailer requested a number of samples and specifications from our company for a craft kit we have been producing and selling. After several months of "evaluation," the company said they... more »

May 21, 2007
Live from the NSS!

New York - The 61st annual National Stationery Show was a flurry of activity on Opening Day, Sunday, May 20, with attendees and exhibitors reporting a renewed energy on the Show floor over previous years.... more »

May 21, 2007
Feeling the broken bridge blues; Though traffic has improved, local businesses say sales are still lagging

Jane Tarrance sat behind the counter of Collectors Antique Mall on Tuesday perusing "The Pat Conroy Cookbook.""I've done really good catching up on my reading since the (J.E. McTeer) bridge closed," said Tarrance, who owns... more »

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