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December 24, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Columnist
T'was the Sunday before the Sunday before Christmas, and all through the stores, so few consumer-creatures were stirring . . . well, I barely waited for a food-court burrito, hardly broke a sweat for parking, and saw virtually none of the long checkout lines retailers expect and need during the holidays. Uh-oh , I thought to myself. That bad feeling I'd had on Black Friday, after retailers pulled out the stops with Thanksgiving store openings - only to see less-than-killer crowds the next day - had apparently been a sign of more troubling news to come.
BUSINESS
January 14, 1988 | By SUSAN GUREVITZ, Special to the Daily News
Since 1980, American retailers have been carrying on a love affair with imported clothing makers and spurning the products of domestic apparel manufacturers. But over the past six months or so, the U.S. garment industry has enjoyed a renewed flirtation with retailers, partly in response to the dollar's falling value overseas and partly because of a new perception by consumers that clothing made in the U.S.A. is better. "There's definitely movement in the direction of domestic clothing makers," said Bob Swift, executive director of Crafted with Pride in the USA Council, the non-profit group that developed the "Made in the USA" campaign.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1996 | by Jenice M. Armstrong, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Anthony S. Twyman and Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Wallace Oversby had a big decision to make - what kind of lingerie to buy his girlfriend for Valentine's Day. A teddy? A bustier? The 23-year-old Embassy Suites guest services clerk was torn. He said he wanted to get her something sexy but not too risque. "You don't want her to think you're some kind of a freak or anything," he explained, as he left Secrets on South, an intimate-apparel store. Thanks to customers like Oversby, who already had purchased a pair of $70 black Reebok athletic shoes for his sweetheart, many retailers yesterday breathed a collective sigh of relief.
BUSINESS
October 23, 1992 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer Daily News wire services contributed to this story
To hear some retailers, it won't be the decorations going up, or the carolers singing that will inspire Philadelphians to begin their Christmas shopping. Rather, it's the inevitable end of this year's political campaigns, which have preoccupied customers for months, that may encourage them to get out and spend. "I don't think Bush is going to win, and I think that'll give a real boost to the economy," said Larry Glauser, co-owner of the Sports Favorites apparel store on Cottman Avenue in the Northeast.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1987 | By ROBIN PALLEY, Daily News Staff Writer
Attention Yupscale shoppers: Sharper Image, the executive toy catalog business that also operates 30 retail stores, is racing into Ardmore for an October opening - maybe aboard a pair of its $99 "Frollerskates with Innershoes. " J. Bildner, a hybrid grocery caterer and gourmet operation based in Boston, is renovating a store on Rittenhouse Square, where it will sell things like Ethiopian Harar coffee and goat cheese, side by side with toothpaste and toilet paper. Honeybee, which sells brand-name and designer women's career clothes, is coming to 1711 Walnut St. by early October.
NEWS
January 4, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - A last-minute surge in spending saved the holiday shopping season. Major retailers, including Costco, Gap and Nordstrom, on Thursday reported better-than-expected revenue in December. That comes as a relief for stores, which can make up to 40 percent of their annual revenue in the last two months of the year. Americans spent cautiously early in the season as the Northeast recovered from Superstorm Sandy. Then they held back because of fears that the U.S. economy would fall off the "fiscal cliff," triggering massive budget cuts and tax increases that would have amounted to less money in their pockets.
NEWS
September 24, 1999 | by Erin Einhorn, Daily News Staff Writer Staff Writer Mensah M. Dean contributed to this report
They were developers, Realtors and retailers and nearly all of them had one thing in common: But for nine or 10, almost none were registered to vote in Philadelphia. They weren't necessarily campaign contributors, either, and the event was not a fund-raiser. But that doesn't mean that either candidate for mayor could afford to be absent. Nope. If you're going to be mayor in Philadelphia, you need these guys on your team. "They represent important development interests in the city of Philadelphia," said Republican mayoral candidate Sam Katz yesterday after addressing several hundred members of the International Council of Shopping Centers, who were holding their annual regional meeting at the Convention Center.
NEWS
January 19, 2011 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Nyeemah Davis pulled away from her mother's hand, bounded through Cherry Hill Mall's newest children's clothing store, 77kids, and marched up to the electronic kiosk. Nyeemah, only 4 years old and dressed in a hooded, navy blue 77kids sweat suit, punched the oversize buttons on what looked like a giant iPod touch and snapped a digital self-portrait. Then she wandered over to the leopard-print hoodies. "Oh my God, Ny absolutely loves this store," said Laverne Davis, 28, of Clementon, who shops at the store's slightly grown-up predecessor, American Eagle.
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
For most shopping centers, a busy parking lot means busy stores. At Cheltenham Square Mall, on the other hand, the well-trod blacktop masks a big problem within. "There's, like, nothing in there," Kayla Smith-Campbell said Tuesday, glancing across the parking lot where a DSW shoe store closed last month, leaving only a sun-bleached outline of its old marquee. Inside the 1950s-era mall, more than half of the five dozen stores are shuttered. Those that remain sometimes go entire days without seeing a sale, several clerks said.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2013 | By Mae Anderson, Associated Press
NEW YORK - In the latest sign Americans are feeling better about the economy, stores across the country had a pickup in sales in May. An improving job picture, a better housing market, and stock market rallies have led to consumer confidence's reaching five-year highs. That has left Americans a bit more likely to reach into their pockets, as monthly revenue reports from national retailers showed Thursday. Revenue at stores open at least a year - an industry measure of a retail chain's health - rose 3.2 percent in May compared with May 2012, according to a preliminary tally of 13 retailers by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
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August 26, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
PMC Property Group plans to add ground-floor retail to its One Water Street residential project near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge amid increasing pedestrian traffic along the Delaware River waterfront, the company said. "The sense is that there is considerable activity there, and we are going to try to accommodate some retail," PMC executive vice president Jonathan Stavin said in an interview. The 250-unit project - consisting of separate 13- and 16-story sections - is being constructed at 230 N. Columbus Blvd., near the recently landscaped Race Street Pier and the historic building that now houses the FringeArts theater and restaurant complex.
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August 22, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
New York-based window treatment maker The Shade Store is leasing a two-story building at 1725 Chestnut St. in Center City, which will house its first Philadelphia-area showroom. The store, which opens Friday, will occupy the first floor of the 4,000-square-foot building that previously housed a succession of restaurants, including a Famous Dave's barbecue, said Larry Steinberg, a senior vice president at real estate brokerage CBRE, who brokered the lease. "For their first foray into the Philadelphia-area market, they chose Center City," Steinberg said.
BUSINESS
August 14, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Although the pope's visit to Philly is still a little more than a month away, retailers here are cashing in on pope-mania. The image of Pope Francis is emblazoned on T-shirts, charm bracelets, caps, mugs, and tote bags. A pope doll that stands about 11 inches tall, wearing a papal robe, belt, and crucifix, sells for $22 at the Children's Boutique at the Shops at Liberty Place. Orders have been pouring in at Boscov's stores for a $79.99 Lenox China figurine in the likeness of Pope Francis, who is to be here Sept.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Retail giant Macy's Inc. dumped billionaire Donald Trump and his men's clothing line last month, after his inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants. Other national retailers say Trump's negative commentary continues to reverberate throughout the retail industry. Apple Vacations, a national travel agency, last Friday canceled a major event at a Trump hotel in Chicago that was scheduled for September. And last week Perfumania, which licensed the Trump name for fragrances, dropped him. Earlier this month, Serta, which licensed Trump's name for mattresses, ended its business relationship with the real estate mogul.
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
For most shopping centers, a busy parking lot means busy stores. At Cheltenham Square Mall, on the other hand, the well-trod blacktop masks a big problem within. "There's, like, nothing in there," Kayla Smith-Campbell said Tuesday, glancing across the parking lot where a DSW shoe store closed last month, leaving only a sun-bleached outline of its old marquee. Inside the 1950s-era mall, more than half of the five dozen stores are shuttered. Those that remain sometimes go entire days without seeing a sale, several clerks said.
BUSINESS
May 19, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Bass Pro Shops opened here April 15, and the outdoor gear and apparel retailer surpassed expected sales by "40 percent" for its first month. "It was outstanding," said Eric Clements, the store's general manager, whose Springfield, Mo., firm doesn't release specific sales numbers. The Bass store sales represent a hopeful blip in this ailing gambling town, where four casinos closed last year, snuffing out 8,000 jobs. Retail is expected to play a bigger role here.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The United States will defend its gold medal from the last Olympic rugby championship at next year's Summer Games in Rio. You don't recall team captain "Babe" Slater 's heroics in that 17-3 U.S. blowout over France? No surprise: It was in 1924. Rugby will be returning to the Olympics after 92 years, and one of the biggest customer-owned Philadelphia-area companies you might not be familiar with has joined forces with Comcast's NBC Sports , fast-growing but cash-starved men's and women's college rugby programs, and a gang of sports promoters who see opportunity in a revival of the famously physical ballgame.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Outlet malls, which offer savings on designer goods in an open air setting, are expanding their footprint. When Gloucester Premium Outlets opens in August in Blackwood, it will be the 69th outlet center in the United States for Simon Property Group. The company's portfolio has grown steadily over the last three decades, with at least one or two outlets opening every year since 1995. That trend is likely to continue, says Stephen Yalof, chief executive officer of Simon Premium Outlets.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
National Real Estate Development has closed on a $141 million construction loan with insurer Ullico for an 18-story residential and retail tower at 1100 Market St., part of the company's $500 million East Market project. The loan will allow the start of construction on the $117.5 million building, which will include 322 apartments, along with a MOM's Organic Market and other shops and restaurants, the company said in a statement. The new tower, along with the redevelopment of the adjacent Family Court Building at 34 S. 11th St., make up the first phase of the East Market project, bounded by 11th and 12th Streets, from Market to Clover.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Here's a key takeaway from a national retail conference at the Convention Center this week: "Millennials are driving everything," said retail analyst Garrick Brown of DTZ. Retail is a numbers game, and the demographic of individuals between 18 and 34 is now the largest consumer group in the United States, numbering about 85 million. More of them shop online than any other group. Forty percent of male millennials say they were willing to buy everything online, and 32 percent of female millennials say the same.
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