Tag "retail"

Finger-food trends are replacing cupcakes .. or are they?

The headline-making saga of the Crumbs Bake Shop company – the cupcake chain that closed all

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Quick tips: Offbeat business stories

Maybe this column should be called “quirky tips” instead of “quick tips,” because I can’t resist

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Winter freeze affects businesses and consumers

There’s so much happening this month and next for business writers to focus on, but sometimes

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Localizing the spreading consumer data breach story

The story merchants wish would go away actually just got bigger, with Target admitting that far

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Last-minute holiday story ideas

With only a week to go before Christmas and a mere two weeks left of 2014,

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Double-digit gains for jewelry sales

It’s that blingy time of year when even many of us no-frills types gravitate to a

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Gobble, gobble: A cornucopia of Thanksgiving stories

Hard to believe there are only two weeks left until Thanksgiving, the day of eating, parades,

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Seasonal creep, chronic returners and early Halloween

Here’s another offering from the “too good to get away” list, of story ideas, resources and

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Christmas in July: Sales bells for retailers and restaurants?

The year 2013 does seem to be flying by at top speed, but a “Black Friday”

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Seasonal travel’s impact on airport-related industries

This week kicks off a month-long whirlwind travel season, with 24 million people expected to fly

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