June 2, 2007
Downtown merchants fight flight

Delaware, Ohio -- A bicycle-shop owner knows a dip in the road when he sees one. He also knows how to ride it out."A year ago, there was essentially 100 percent occupancy downtown, and now... more »

June 1, 2007
burton + BURTON Acquires Pacific Rim Customer List

Today, burton + BURTON announces the purchase of dissolved Pacific Rim Import Corporation's customer list, trademark, and domain names. "This is an exciting time for us and the industry," says Maxine Burton, President and founder... more »

June 1, 2007
Time’s Up/Time Out animals appear in two national magazines

Time's Up/Time Out has hit the national stage, as our animals were just recently prominently featured in Parents and baby couture magazines.Time's Up/ Time Out appeared in the article "Time-Out for Toddlers" (page 68) in... more »

June 1, 2007
Custom cookie business fills sweet niche

Over here there's a pirate, a green ogre and Uncle Sam. Over there a sailboat and a yellow smiley face with a mortarboard perched on its head. These and many other cookies have been dipped... more »

June 1, 2007
JCKstyle Editors Outline Fall Fashion Trends

Retailers who attended the Wednesday afternoon "Make Your Store Fashionable for Fall 2007" session learned about upcoming fashion trends and got tips from JCKstyle magazine editors Carrie Soucy, Jennifer Heebner, and Laura Finkelstein. Soucy led... more »

June 1, 2007
Retailers Still High on Watches

Are watches passe?That's what many news and blog reports worldwide claimed in recent months, citing widespread use by young people of cell phones and iPods, which have time displays. In March, JCK reported on watch... more »

June 1, 2007
Another MT shop center? $30M Main Street-style complex, featuring Dick

Lancaster County, Pa - An estimated $30 million shopping center is being proposed in the Granite Run Corporate Center, along Route 283, but the development faces some high hurdles.Berkshire Development, based in Springfield, Mass., is... more »

June 1, 2007
Start-ups downtown get a boost

Trenton-- As part of its ongoing efforts to breathe new life into the capital city's downtown, the Trenton Downtown Association is assisting with a retail incubator project.Entrepreneurs who want to start their own shop can... more »

June 1, 2007
Purse Parties Carry Panache; Customers design their own made-to-order bags

It's only 10 a.m. on a recent Monday, but it's party time at bag lady Christina Cabrera's Orangecrest home.Six women, all homemakers, sip coffee and chat as they peruse a panoply of purses, portfolios and... more »

May 31, 2007
Culinary couple keep shop alive; Millette’s Kitchen Store changes ownership

In early February, Bend residents Jake and Ginger Aguirre strolled into Millette's Kitchen Store on Northwest Newport Avenue in Bend looking for a teapot - three months later, they would own the longtime Central Oregon... more »

May 31, 2007
Small-town treasure awaits: Shop Adel, Pella and Winterset

On a sunny spring day, shopping at the mall seems more like an act of self-denial than a real outing.Why not rid yourself of any lingering cabin fever, once and for all, by exploring some... more »

May 30, 2007
Pressman Toy and Pokemon USA Announce New Licensing Agreement

New York - Pressman Toy Corporation, the third largest U.S. games manufacturer, and Pokemon USA, Inc. have reached a licensing agreement under which Pressman Toy has the right to develop board games, matching games, travel... more »

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