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04/01/2008 - Redbox Expands In Walgreen's
Redbox, a DVD rental kiosk company based in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, has struck a deal to expand to approximately 2,000 Walgreen's drug stores
04/01/2008 - Dollar Stores Thrive In Tough Times
Discussions of whether, technically, the nation is or is not in recession, and how long and how deep it might be, are irrelevant, suggests Jeff Green.
03/01/2008 - Wegmans Snuffs Tobacco
The Wegmans supermarket chain has stopped selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in all of its stores.
03/01/2008 - Wal-Mart Food Fight
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is making deeper inroads into the GROCERY arena with a particular aim at competing against newcomer, Tesco PLC.
03/01/2008 - Sales Popping At Party Celebration
Party Celebration, a wholesale company that offers a variety of non classified fireworks, was launched in 2001.
03/01/2008 - DVD Biz On Roll
Any concern that DVDs and DVD players are a dying business is highly exaggerated, according to a report by DVDPlay, Inc., a DVD rental kiosk operator and developer, based in Campbell, CA.
11/01/2007 - Web Apparel Sales Skyrocket
Apparel has become the largest and fastest growing component of internet product sales. Combined online sales of apparel, footwear and fashion accessories, excluding jewelry, moved ahead of computer hardware and software in 2006.
11/01/2007 - Source for Great Deals
After 12 years in business, Discount Wholesale in Chester Springs, PA continues to expand its offerings of closeouts.
10/01/2007 - Stores Within Stores
Whether multiple retailers join forces in one location, or one retailer segregates a department into a boutique, the store within a store concept proliferates.
10/01/2007 - Linking Housewares To Foods
Today's specialty food market is vibrant and growing, and it's an opportunity for housewares retailers to grow their business
10/01/2007 - Funky Fruit Snacks
FUNKY MONKEY SNACKS has introduced all natural fruit snacks that contain no additional sugar, preservatives or colors, and are free from gluten, wheat and dairy.
09/01/2007 - Shoe Stores Consolidate
The Finish Line Inc.'s agreement to buy Genesco Inc. for $1.5 billion brings 2,850 shoe stores under single ownership
09/01/2007 - Crime Savvy Retailers
Retail losses from theft and fraud have reached an all time high.
08/01/2007 - Fresh Toys & Novelties Push Retail Profits
The number of new toys and novelties that come to market each year is a tribute to the imagination of inventors, designers, and suppliers.
05/01/2007 - Sumseeds Sunflower Snacks
DAKOTA VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. introduces Sumseeds, which are in the shell sunflower seeds that are infused with energy producing ingredients during the roasting stage.
04/01/2007 - Wealthy Love Bargains
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said that the rich are different from the rest of us.
02/01/2007 - Sunglasses Sales Shine All Year
Once considered a seasonal category, sunglasses are now hot sellers year round, regardless of climate and geographic location, according to suppliers.
01/01/2007 - Private Label Revolution
No longer just cheap alternatives, private labels represent 20 percent of U.S. retail sales. JC Penney, Target and Wal-Mart are just some of the retailers that have recently announced increased emphasis on private label merchandise.
01/01/2007 - Mobile Hot Meals
UB2B. INC. introduces a revolutionary new way to provide hot, tasty meals anywhere any time. Each meal comes in a small, 10 by 4.5 by 3 inch cardboard box that contains a proprietary, advanced technology heating device, developed in Switzerland.