January 13, 2001 |
American Appliance, the 30-store regional retail chain based in Pennsauken, says it will close six stores by the end of February. The move is part of the company's strategy to build larger stores - so-called superstores of 25,000 to 40,000 square feet - that carry more name brands and selection. In Pennsylvania, the company will close smaller outlets in Lansdowne, Oxford Valley, York, Harrisburg and Camp Hill; in New Jersey, it will close its outlet in Lawrenceville. The 60 workers in the affected stores are being offered jobs within the company or at its other stores, said Walter Koval, vice president of advertising.
August 19, 1993 |
Some of the merchandise bears celebrity names: Joan Collins jewelry, Rue McClanahan negligees, Diane von Furstenberg blouses. Other items have exotic origins: Russian enameled spoons, Italian silver icons, Thai golden goddesses. Then there are special-interest collectibles: Williamsburg dolls, Goebels crystal, Lladro figures. There are also things that are just plain practical: white bath towels, Teflon frying pans and screwdrivers. All year long, Christmas items from the exquisite, Irish Dresden ornaments, to the kitschy, such as lighted plastic angels, show up. Those are some of the things that QVC sells in Frazer at its outlet store in the Lincoln Court Shopping Center on Route 30. There are odd lots - little and big - left over when the on-air push is over, as well as returned merchandise, out-of-season items, and a few samples.
September 7, 1989 |
Commodore Business Machines Inc. of West Chester said yesterday that it had signed an agreement with Connecting Point of America, a 326-outlet retail chain, to sell Commodore's Amiga and IBM-compatible computer lines. The agreement will substantially increase Commodore's limited distribution, which has contributed to the company's poor domestic performance. Commodore Business Machines, the North American arm of Commodore International Ltd., has been largely unprofitable in the last several years, at least in part because of the relatively small number of dealers that sell Commodore computers.
June 28, 1987 |
It is a nondescript town of only 6,000, with no grassy New England town common, no picturesque town center and an old trolley car barn used for a town hall. Yet last year Freeport attracted more than three million visitors. They came from Texas, Oregon, Kansas and Canada. They came in motor homes, campers and trucks. They came with money in their pockets, with a single purpose in mind. They came to shop. For squeezed into just half a mile along and just off Main Street, 86 stores and factory outlets beckon.
July 28, 2011
TRENTON - Fifty retail outlets in New Jersey face possible closure as the U.S. Postal Service looks to cut costs. The locations under study include Dividing Creek in Cumberland County; Goshen in Cape May County; and Stafford, Harvey Cedars, and Long Beach in Ocean County. The Postal Service, which lost $8 billion last year, announced Tuesday that it was looking at closing more than 3,600 of its more than 31,000 local offices, branches, and stations nationwide. Business has declined sharply in recent years as Internet options have replaced first-class mail, and the recession led to a decline in advertising mail.
February 19, 1992 |
Intelligent Electronics Inc., the Exton office-supply distributor, has agreed to sell all 10 of its company-owned retail outlets to one of its major customers, The Future Now Inc. In return, Future Now, a Cincinnati-based retail chain, will turn over 32 percent of its common stock to Intelligent Electronics. The deal still must be approved by Future Now's shareholders and, thus, is not likely to be consummated before May. The purchase of the Intelligent Electronics stores would bring to 25 the number of outlets owned by Future Now, which markets computer systems and will extend the company's reach beyond the South and Midwest to the East and West Coasts.
December 24, 2010 |
Sunoco Inc. may be getting out of the refining business, but it is aggressively expanding its capacity to sell motor fuels. The Philadelphia company has announced that in 2012 it will resume operating 16 service plazas on the Ohio Turnpike, where its contract expired in 2006 after 12 years. The firm also announced Wednesday that it would buy 25 retail gas stations in Upstate New York from Lehigh Gas Corp., of Bethlehem, Pa. "This purchase shows our commitment to smartly growing our retail presence in areas where we enjoy great brand recognition and have strong logistics assets," Bob Owens, Sunoco's senior vice president of marketing, said in a statement about the New York expansion.
September 23, 2000 |
Tasty Baking Co. has taken another step in its battle for market share with Entenmann's baked goods. Today is the official opening of the company's first thrift outlet, where customers can stock up at steep discounts on imperfect or slightly stale Butterscotch Krimpets or any of the company's other baked goods. Yesterday, Becky Wakefield of Rhawnhurst was making her second visit to the Northeast Philadelphia outlet on Grant Avenue near Bustleton Avenue to buy treats for her 10 children who live at home.
June 2, 1988 |
Coastal Corp. will launch the expansion of its convenience-store network onto the East Coast with the opening, scheduled this morning, of an outlet in Woodbury. The service-station and convenience-store combination is the first of 24 that the Houston-based energy firm plans to open in South Jersey. Like the other planned stores, it will be serviced by Coastal's Eagle Point Refinery in Westville, Gloucester County. Coastal, which has been in the convenience-store business since the 1970s, has pinpointed the mid-Atlantic and New England regions, where it did not previously have outlets, for expansion.
July 30, 1986 |
The Dry Goods, a chain of seven family clothing stores in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, plans to open 10 outlets in the next five years, according to Joseph Kestenbaum, the chain's new president. Kestenbaum said yesterday that the new stores would be in the Philadelphia area. Kestenbaum is a member of the investor group that bought The Dry Goods from SCOA Industries Inc. on July 22 for an undisclosed sum. The investor group was led by Oppenheimer & Co. of New York.