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 »

June 11, 2007
Retail crime costs stores $3B per year

At CVS drugstores, razors are stored in dispensers that allow you to take just one package at a time. At Toys "R" Us, the only way to return an unwanted toy is with a dated... more »

June 11, 2007
She’s not sold on shop’s policy

I'm not what you would call an ardent shopper. OK, I'll be honest, I pretty much loathe shopping of any sort.A letter from a reader in Huntington Beach reminds me why. Apparently there is a... more »

June 11, 2007
Shop owner’s scare prompts closing

Turner - Kellie Fortin knew her priorities were out of whack when she insisted her husband wait on customers while she - suffering from chest pains - waited in the back of her store, Murdock... more »

June 11, 2007
Lease of faith; Local man grows business out of necessity

James Wetherbee's path to success started with a $900 tax refund check, a 1969 Chevy pickup, and a need for income to supplement his job as the dairy manager at a Safeway grocery store.The year... more »

June 10, 2007
Downtown Riverside looks for right mix of businesses to spur revival

Where Old Town Pasadena has The Cheesecake Factory, downtown Riverside has Simple Simon's. Where San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter has Quicksilver and Oakley stores, Riverside has Mrs. Tiggy-Winkles and Citrus Punch Designs.Independent shops and restaurants lend... more »

June 8, 2007
Prosperity Tree announces alliance with Berryware

Prosperity Tree International has announced that they have added Berryware to their selection of playful hand-painted ceramic art and tableware. Over the past 20 years, Prosperity Tree has carved its niche by featuring high-quality ceramics,... more »

June 8, 2007
Pacific Market Center Announces Speakers for August Show

Seattle - Pacific Market Center announces a dynamic group of speakers providing buyers with insights, inspiration and information during Seattle Market Week - Summer Gift and Home Accessories Show August 15-21, the Pacific Northwest's premier... more »

June 8, 2007
Pumpernickel Press takes home a LOUIE

For the second straight year Pumpernickel Press took home a LOUIE. This year's winner was the card "Bird Village" featuring artwork from John Obolewicz. The win came in the category of "Best Christmas, General" and... more »

June 8, 2007
Cynthia Webb Launches New Home Series

Few images evoke as many strong emotions as that of home - it's where the heart is, after all. And as American poet Robert Frost has told us, it's the place where, when you have... more »

June 8, 2007
Gift Shop is Offering Something Different

Alicia Dorau knows there are a lot of gift shops in the Fremont area, but she thinks she can fill a certain niche missing from the scene.When she opened The Unique Boutique June 1 with... more »

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