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On Facebook, York city merchant to customers: “You suck.”

Heading into the biggest retail weekend of the year, one downtown York merchant has a message for his customers. Well, 99 percent of them (according to a post on his Facebook page). “You suck.” It’s an unusual sentiment for a … Continue reading

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Things you shouldn’t buy used

A new article on TheStreet discusses what you should not buy secondhand, like swimsuits and vacuums.

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J.C. Penneys to add IZOD store-within-a-stores at 600 locations

Despite a poor performance with the first half of its brand renewal strategy, J.C. Penneys is pushing forward with stage two of its overhaul: creating store-within-a-stores for specific brands, according to Women’s Wear Daily. The chain will add IZOD shops … Continue reading

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One-third of former Borders stores still vacant

A survey of 205 of Borders’ former stores are still vacant about one year after the chain announced it was liquidating its assets and closing down for good, according to the Wall Street Journal. The vacancies have hit suburban shopping … Continue reading

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Taco Bell the latest restaurant to redo menu

Taco Bell is looking to take a bite of Chipotle’s huge success and is redoing their menu to include more fresh foods. They’re the latest fast-food chain to announce a menu re-do (Burger King is in the midst of one … Continue reading

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Starbucks acquires Bay area chain to begin menu expansion

Everyone’s favorite coffee shop is looking to expand its food menu and has started the process by buying a San Francisco-area bakery chain, according to a new report on TheStreet. The small chain sells sandwiches, salads and baked goods. Here’s … Continue reading

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How do you Groupon?

A new study shows that Groupon use isn’t turning out the way many shops originally hoped it would, according to an article on TheStreet. The “flash deal” site is often used by companies that hope to attract new customers through … Continue reading

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J.C. Penney starts adding more sales

After abysmal first quarter numbers, J.C. Penney is adding more sales to its promotional calendar. When unveiling the recent store and pricing system overhauls, the chain announced that sales would be only on the first and third Fridays of the … Continue reading

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Local chains earn good marks in Consumer Reports

The latest issue of Consumer Reports rates 52 grocery chains and ranks them based on several factors. Here’s how some chains with local stores did: Wegmans, which has a store in Mechanicsburg, ranked NUMBER 1 out of all the chains … Continue reading

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Mild winter may lead to mild summer spending

If there’s one thing that gets retailers fired up it’s the weather. The ways of the winds often dictate what people will spend and when, according to industry analysts. So after this mild – some would say downright warm – … Continue reading

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