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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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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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J.C. Penney suffers big losses

Transforming a retail chain’s image may be harder than thought, as J.C. Penney is finding out. The Texas-based company reported a staggering loss of $55 million, or 25 cents a share, in the first quarter of this year. Same-store sales … Continue reading

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Target to stop selling Kindles

After an internal memo was leaked, Target has confirmed that it will stop selling Kindles soon, according to CNN. No end date was given and no specific reason was given – though CNN pointed out that Target recently began selling … Continue reading

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More changes at Best Buy

Former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn (AP Photo) Two weeks after announcing major restructuring plans which include the closing of 50 stores, Best Buy’s CEO has resigned, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. In a press release, the company calls … Continue reading

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Best Buy to close 50 stores

Best Buy, which has a store in Springettsbury Township, plans on closing 50 big box stores in the coming year to cut costs and focus on its smaller, Mobile stores (there’s one in the Galleria), according to the Associated Press. … Continue reading

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Books-A-Million reports big fourth-quarter numbers, thanks new stores

Birmingham-based Books-A-Million posted big numbers for the fourth quarter, with sales increasing 10.7 percent. The sales increase was largely due to the new stores the chain acquired, since comparable store sales for the fourth quarter declined 5.7 percent. BAM! opened … Continue reading

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Sears to ‘unload’ stores?

Though York County’s Sears and Kmart stores were safe after a December announcement that Sears Holdings Company, which owns the two chains was closing 100 to 120 stores, a new report from the Wall Street Journal says that the cash-strapped … Continue reading

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Need a quick bite to eat? Head to the gas station.

It used to be taboo: getting your meal at a gas station meant you were taking a dive into a greasy world devoid of any nutritional value whatsoever. Not anymore. Locally, stores like Rutter’s, Sheetz, 7-Eleven and Royal Farms, to … Continue reading

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