December 6, 2009 |
It's that time of year again. Time to feel like a fool. I started early this year, at Bed Bath & Beyond. Mind you, I love the store - two shiny new floors of beautiful things that you don't have to try on. I'm a goner for candles and diffusers, not to mention cordless vacuum cleaners. And they even have beauty products and potato chips in the checkout line. It should be bliss. It is, until I see everyone else heading for the register fingering stacks of full-size coupons, each one good for 20 percent off. I get coupons, too. They come in the mail once in a while, and I put them in a pile, and then they disappear.
September 18, 2006 |
SOME OF YOU have done it. Some of you only dream of doing it. And some of you have just done it for the first time - like my husband and me. You know what I'm talking about: dropping off your firstborn child at college. All summer long, I've felt our family slipping slightly out of orbit. Our usual motion and routine around the house off kilter: the younger boys and I a bit cranky, our oldest son, Pat, more careful of us, somehow softer, and my husband just quieter.
April 10, 1997 |
A domestic-goods "superstore" has leased the second floor of the former John Wanamaker building in the Wynnewood Shopping Center with plans to open for business next fall, the center's owner announced yesterday. Bed Bath & Beyond has joined a Genuardi's Family Market in leasing space in the building, said Erin Macchione, regional marketing manager for the owner, Federal Realty Investment Trust. The building has been empty since Hecht's, whose parent company bought out Wanamakers, moved out last summer.
March 19, 1998 |
Borders Books & Music has leased 30,000 square feet in the former Coat Gallery building at Wynnewood Shopping Center with plans to open a store and cafe there in the early fall. The bookseller joins Bed Bath & Beyond and a future Genuardi's Family Market as anchor tenants at the center, near the busy crossroads of Lancaster Avenue and Wynnewood Road. The former Coat Gallery building will still have 6,600 square feet of vacant space, said Erin Macchione, regional marketing manager for the center's owner, Federal Realty Investment Trust of Rockville, Md. The Coat Gallery closed about five years ago. Wynnewood residents have been hearing talk of a bookstore having interest in the site for some time, said Ted Erfer, treasurer of the Shortridge Civic Association, which serves the surrounding community.
December 22, 2010 |
With Christmas just days away, the packing room at Kitchen Kapers' Cherry Hill warehouse was loaded last week with wares that workers wrapped for online holiday orders: Cuisinart hand mixers, oil decanters, ice cream scoops, All-Clad saucepans with lids. In a nook a few feet away, a family of brothers and sons named Kratchman dug into cardboard boxes of newly arrived merchandise. Steeled against an icy draft with coats and jeans, they removed Shantoku knives, one by one, and priced them.
January 26, 2007 |
The challenge for the housewares designer now is complex: She must continually refine products that are already fairly useful and attractive. After all, the idea is to keep the consumer interested - and spending. Thus, the manufacturers who arrived here last week for a preview of this year's International Home & Housewares Show, set for March 11-13 in Chicago, approached new levels of convenience and pleasing design. At least, they tried to. The preview offered an East Coast taste of what's to come when 2,100 exhibitors descend on the Windy City to show off their newest and brightest.
January 5, 2012 |
Stocks barely budged Wednesday, letting investors hold on to their gains from a strong opening to the year a day earlier. Strong December sales boosted carmakers and specialty retailers. Banks, health-care companies, and utilities fell slightly. But nothing moved much. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 21.04 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 12,418.42. The Dow opened the year with a 180-point gain Tuesday, which brought it to the highest level since July. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq were nearly flat.
March 21, 2008 |
Spring cleaning doesn't have to be a chore. And with tools like these, the new season looks brighter already. Dirt Devil's Kruz Stick Vacuum ($100) is designed especially for hardwood floors. Its slim shape means easy storage, too. Available at local Bed Bath and Beyond stores and www.bedbathandbeyond.com . The iRobot Dirt Dog Shop Sweeping Robot ($130) navigates through hard-to-reach places and picks up heavier-duty garage and patio debris, such as nuts and bolts. Available at www.irobot.
September 16, 2015 |
Think quick. I say, "A woman who's an Eagles fan. " You say... Sequins? Sparkles? Sparkly platform stilettos? How about a sparkly handbag with a faux stiletto attached? No? And yet, all of the above is amply available to the female half of Birds nation. For $115, bleeding-green shoppers whose taste runs exotic dancer can order custom-made, glitter-covered, raptor-bedecked platform stilettos on Etsy . Direct marketer The Bradford Exchange sells an Eagles logo bag decorated with a trompe l'oeil high-heel for $99.95, payable in four installments of $24.99.
September 16, 2011 |
Michelle Marciniak is the Allentown Central Catholic High School basketball standout who went pro before she landed as an assistant coach at the University of South Carolina. Now, at age 37, she's chasing what she hopes is another slam-dunk move - not on the court but in the bedroom. Marciniak is hoping to score with Sheex, a new kind of high-tech bedsheets made of performance fabric instead of cotton. "The feel inspired the idea," Marciniak, a Charlotte, N.C., transplant, said of the velvety material - think Nike or Under Armour workout shirts - that she and Susan Walvius, former women's basketball head coach at USC, decided to turn into bedding.