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darlene-quinn's picture
Feb.27.2014
  It’s no secret that the retail industry is having its share of difficulties this year. From the abrupt changes made to JCPenny’s to the major sale of retail giant Saks 5th Avenue to the Canadian parent company, Hudson Bay, who owns Lord and Taylor, the retail industry has made some...
leonie-mateer's picture
Feb.19.2013
  Wal-Mart, Target, K Mart – get your product onto retail shelves!   “As you walk down the isle of a mass retail store and look at the thousands of products on the shelves you can rest assured that every one of those products started with a vision” -excerpt from  The Caboodles...
bob-mustin's picture
Feb.22.2012
Well, you heard if first here, last week (okay, maybe you heard it elsewhere first), but Amazon is getting physical.image via padgadget.comWell, we called it. At the end of last year, we listed seven predictions for Amazon in 2012, the first of which was: "Amazon opens its first store." via ...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.19.2011
Bye Bye Borders: What The Chain's Closing Means For Bookstores, Authors And You   by  RACHEL SYME   Justin Sullivan/Getty Images    The verdict has come in, and it is official: As of this week, the bookstore chain Borders is going for liquidation in bankruptcy court, which means...
will-durst's picture
Mar.17.2011
Southridge was a typical early 1970s shopping experience: one of the new mega malls with dozens of stores on two levels and thousands of parking spaces surrounding the massive enclosed structure. One of hundreds that were popping up in Edge Cities all over the country. An advance scout in the...
nicholas-demille's picture
Oct.07.2010
The lot was nearly empty save for a few beat-up cars and an idling semi. He maneuvered the old pickup into place, made sure the button was up, and slammed its rusty, driver-side door. Walking toward the store he mused over having forgotten to turn off the coffee maker. Maybe it would blow a fuse...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Oct.04.2010
When they say: You’re never too old, here’s proof they really mean it! Sally Gordon was recently honored as the female exemplar of Outstanding Oldest Worker 2010. Sally is 101! The daughter of Russian immigrants, Sally is one of Nebraska’s treasures. She became the first female assistant sergeant-...
janny-wurts's picture
Aug.30.2010
National Buy a Book Day - Sept 7th, 2010 http://www.graspingforthewind.com/2010/08/19/september-7-national-buy-a-book-day/ Support the industry that brings you books, provides jobs, and gives you a friendly neighborhood bookshop by going out to a BOOK STORE on Sept 7 and buying ONE NEW BOOK - not a...
jeffrey-ricker's picture
Apr.13.2009
I could repeat the chorus of outrage about Amazon.com's new policy of categorizing almost all GLBT literature by GLBT authors as "adult" material (and thereby removing those titles' sales ranking data and excluding them from some book searches, with the effect of marginalizing this...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Oct.20.2008
Mervyn's is going out of business, which made me very sad when I found on Friday. Sad because it's proof this economy is pretty bad, and also Mervyn's has been around since I was a kid, and I've had special ties to the store through the years. When my mom seperated from my dad, she had to find a...