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November 15, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A group of Germantown residents and others voiced their opposition Tuesday to legislation in City Council that would allow a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery to operate at a complex at Chelten and Pulaski Avenues. Yvonne Haskins, a lawyer representing several Germantown community groups, testified before the Council's Rules Committee about legislation by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller that would amend a zoning overlay, or district, to allow the discount stores to open at the site.
NEWS
November 16, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Germantown residents and others voiced their opposition Tuesday to legislation in City Council that would allow a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery to operate at a complex at Chelten and Pulaski Avenues. Yvonne Haskins, a lawyer representing several Germantown community groups, testified before the Council's Rules Committee about legislation by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller that would amend a zoning overlay, or district, to allow the discount stores to open at the site.
BUSINESS
September 22, 1992 | By Susan Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Boscov's Department Stores, of Reading, yesterday said it would convert its three Ports of the World discount stores in South Jersey to full-line Boscov's department stores in November. In the next few years, the chain also will change its four Ports stores in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs to Boscov's, and eventually will have up to 10 stores in the region, said Albert Boscov, chairman of the privately held retailer. The stores, he said, will carry merchandise now sold at Ports but add new categories, including cosmetics, major appliances, sporting goods and some brand-name apparel lines such as Liz Claiborne.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2002 | By Tom Belden INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jones Apparel Group Inc., moving to increase its sales in moderately priced and discount retail stores, announced yesterday that it had an agreement to acquire Gloria Vanderbilt Apparel Co. and the Vanderbilt brand name for $138 million. Jones, which is based in Bristol, said it would pay $80 million in cash and $20 million in stock, plus assume about $38 million in debt, for Gloria Vanderbilt, a designer and distributor of stretch and twill jeans for women. The price may increase if certain earnings goals are met in the first year, Jones said in a statement.
BUSINESS
August 8, 1989 | By Barbara Demick, Inquirer Staff Writer
McCrory Stores Corp., the five-and-dime operator based in York, Pa., is taking over G.C. Murphy Co., one of its few remaining competitors in the shrinking variety-store business. The $80 million deal was announced yesterday by McCrory's and Ames Department Stores Co., the Connecticut-based retailer that is selling Murphy's. Murphy's, established in 1906, has its headquarters in McKeesport, Pa. It operates 130 variety stores, roughly one-third of them in Pennsylvania. The deal also includes a chain of 25 small discount stores that operates under the name Bargain World.
NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be resold online and in discount stores without violating U.S. copyright law. The outcome was a huge relief to eBay, Costco, and other businesses that trade in products made outside this country. By 6-3, the court tossed a copyright-infringement award to publisher John Wiley & Sons against Thai graduate student Supap Kirtsaeng, who used eBay to resell copies of the publisher's copyrighted books that his relatives bought abroad at cut-rate prices.
NEWS
April 3, 1992
FLOWERS AND WEEDS TOO Bill Clinton has admitted he'd smoked marijuana when he was younger. It used to be that politicians talked about "chickens in every pot. " Now, it's just chicks and pot. - Ned Bane, Gadsden (Ala.) Times. SYMBIOSIS Sam Walton owes a debt of gratitude to President Bush. Without Bush's economic plan, discount stores wouldn't do nearly as well. - Jay Leno, on Bush's presentation of Medal of Freedom to Walmart's Sam Walton. NO PARTING GIFTS A TV model won a lawsuit for damages suffered in 1988 from an accident on "The Price Is Right.
NEWS
December 27, 1995 | By Merton C. Bernstein
Talk about rush to judgment. Last summer five economists issued an "interim" report tentatively concluding that the Consumer Price Index (CPI), on which Social Security figures its benefit cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), overstates increases in the real life cost of living by about 1 1/2 percent. In apparent response, a group of conservative Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives put forward a compromise budget deficit reduction package that would reduce the Social Security COLA by 1/2 percent.
NEWS
June 5, 1995 | By Richard Berkowitz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Even though it's cloaked in the veneer of an early 19th-century village, a thoroughly late 20th-century institution has finally come to Bucks County. Outlet shopping. Penn's Purchase, a collection of 35 factory discount stores, has opened to mostly enthusiastic reviews. "We wanted to create a place that had the beauty of the country and the reality and convenience of an outlet center," said Laura Anne Blaney, director of marketing at Penn's Purchase. "We hope to attract a mixture of tourists visiting the area and local residents who would have to travel to New Jersey or Philadelphia to do their discount shopping.
BUSINESS
January 7, 1994 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES Inquirer staff writer Susan Warner contributed to this report
Holiday sales were slightly better than expected at some big retailers, but the gains came late amid heavy sales promotions. Companies that sell home goods and appliances, such as Sears, Roebuck & Co., posted sharp sales increases, but specialty apparel stores such as AnnTaylor Stores Corp. suffered. Department stores outperformed discount stores, registering a 7.5 percent increase in December sales from stores open one year, outperforming the 3.8 percent growth posted by discounters, said Fitch Investors Service Inc. Fitch said consumers favored department stores over discounters because they felt more confident about the economy, favored value-priced merchandise and responded to promotions.
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FOOD
February 6, 2015 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
In the rarefied world of vintage wine, a perfectly preserved lot of bottles ranging from three decades to 87 years old is usually the province of a Sotheby's wine auction or a high-roller market in Hong Kong. This is not the kind of liquid treasure usually found in a South Jersey discount liquor shop wedged between a ShopRite and a Great Clips salon. But there was wine buyer Andrea Billick, understandably nervous as the "Ron Burgundy" Pandora station played in the background at Joe Canal's in West Deptford.
NEWS
March 20, 2013 | By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that textbooks and other goods made and sold abroad can be resold online and in discount stores without violating U.S. copyright law. The outcome was a huge relief to eBay, Costco, and other businesses that trade in products made outside this country. By 6-3, the court tossed a copyright-infringement award to publisher John Wiley & Sons against Thai graduate student Supap Kirtsaeng, who used eBay to resell copies of the publisher's copyrighted books that his relatives bought abroad at cut-rate prices.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2013 | By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Thanks to solid job creation, Americans spent more at retailers in February despite smaller paychecks. The surprisingly strong increase helped allay fears that higher Social Security taxes and gasoline prices might chill spending early this year. Much of the increase in February retail sales compared with January reflected the higher gas prices. But even excluding the volatile categories of gas, autos, and building supply stores, so-called core retail sales rose strongly.
NEWS
July 26, 2012 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Once, not so very long ago, Chestnut Street was a mecca for the well-dressed skinflint. Filene's Basement. Loehmann's. Daffy's. The holy triumvirate of discount designer shopping. All made their home, for a time, within a lunch break's expedition from most Center City offices. No more. The first to depart was Filene's, which ceded its hallowed ground to the Art Institute of Philadelphia in 2001. Then, in 2008, Loehmann's, a Philadelphia short-timer with only three years' residence, gave way to Modell's.
NEWS
November 16, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Germantown residents and others voiced their opposition Tuesday to legislation in City Council that would allow a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery to operate at a complex at Chelten and Pulaski Avenues. Yvonne Haskins, a lawyer representing several Germantown community groups, testified before the Council's Rules Committee about legislation by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller that would amend a zoning overlay, or district, to allow the discount stores to open at the site.
NEWS
November 15, 2011 | By Vernon Clark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A group of Germantown residents and others voiced their opposition Tuesday to legislation in City Council that would allow a Dollar Tree store and a Save-A-Lot discount grocery to operate at a complex at Chelten and Pulaski Avenues. Yvonne Haskins, a lawyer representing several Germantown community groups, testified before the Council's Rules Committee about legislation by Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller that would amend a zoning overlay, or district, to allow the discount stores to open at the site.
NEWS
March 10, 2011 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph V. Canal, 81, who was known for his South Jersey discount liquor stores, died Monday, March 7, of a heart attack and injuries from a car accident on Route 73 in Marlton. He lived in Cherry Hill and also had a home in Ocean City, N.J. Mr. Canal was the son of Mariano Canalicchio and Concetta Baratta, who moved from Philadelphia to Haddon Heights in the 1930s to open a deli and gas station. The family later moved to Camden, and Mr. Canal attended grammar and high school there before joining the Army.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2009 | By BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
WHEN IT comes to what's for dinner, the buck stops here. As most families tighten their food-budget belts, help is available from a not-so-obvious source. The next time you head toward the supermarket, where the cost of everything from snack foods to dry goods continues to skyrocket, maybe it's time for a detour - to your local dollar store. According to the market research firm Retail Forward, nearly three-quarters of Americans make regular trips to dollar discount stores.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2009 | By Maria Panaritis INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Versace and Valentino handbags priced at $4,500 and $2,895 dangled from display racks at Nordstrom's gleaming new Cherry Hill store recently as a trainer explained to a circle of sales clerks how to properly court a shopper who "spends $75,000 to $100,000 a year. " It was a display of opulence and affluence in the midst of recession as workers prepared for the opening this Friday of the upscale department store's latest luxury gem, at the newly renovated Cherry Hill Mall. And it raises the question: How on earth is there room for a new luxury store in the middle of this economic mess?
BUSINESS
July 23, 2008 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Desperate times call for discount measures. It's the new rule of retail, and cash-squeezed consumers are laying down the law. An astounding number of penny-pinched shoppers are handing the industry some wake-up news this back-to-school season: Because of expensive gas and overall economic woes, consumers plan to scavenge for bargains like hustlers in a cash-flow crunch, according to two surveys out this week. In vogue: Dollar stores, off-price discounters like Marshall's and T.J. Maxx, and comparison-shopping on the Internet.
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