Hardlines

10/05/2011 - 10:44

The 134-store arts and crafts chain A.C. Moore said Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of arts and crafts distributor Sbar’s Inc. for about $40.8 million.

10/05/2011 - 09:48

OfficeMax announced that, together with its retail customers, it has donated more than $1.7 million in classroom supplies to teachers nationwide through OfficeMax's annual A Day Made Better classroom surprise events, which help provide economic relief and encourage national support for teachers.

10/05/2011 - 09:19

Costco membership seems to defy current consumer trends as the warehouse club announced Wednesday that it would raise its annual membership fees at the same time reporting increases in fourth quarter sales and earnings.

10/04/2011 - 12:44

Ahead of the holiday season, Toys"R"Us announced that it will expand its layaway program and incorporate flexible payment options in order to spur holiday sales.

10/04/2011 - 10:10

The National Retail Federation announced that it is pleased with President Obama's efforts to implement three pending Free Trade Agreements.

10/04/2011 - 10:01

A survey conducted in September at the annual Shop.org Retail Summit in Boston showed that that almost half of all retailers surveyed planned to offer eGifting this holiday season and 44% were looking at location-based deals as a key element of their mobile marketing strategy.

10/03/2011 - 14:39

OfficeMax announced that it is engaging the services of Google Wallet to make it easier for customers to pay, redeem coupons and reap the benefits of its loyalty program by using their mobile phones.

10/03/2011 - 12:32

Sam's Club announced that it is offering a 15-week membership for $15 to help consumers take advantage of the retailer's deals for the holiday season.

10/03/2011 - 11:34

The state of the economy continues to impact consumers' holiday shopping decisions as many plan to spend less or the same this year.

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