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Lorraine Mirabella

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Lorraine Mirabella writes about retail, consumer affairs and workplace issues at the Baltimore Sun. She’s a contributor to the Consuming Interests blog. Since joining the Sun’s business staff in 1992, she also has covered residential and commercial real estate, energy, manufacturing and business trends. Lorraine grew up outside Washington in Silver Spring but came to the Baltimore area for college and, besides a brief reporting stint in Frederick, never left.

Recent Articles

  • Under Armour executive leaves for Starbucks

    Under Armour executive leaves for Starbucks

    When one of America’s hottest brands needs to poach talent it goes to one of America’s other hottest brands. Leanne Fremar, until earlier this month a top marketing executive at Under Armour, is going to Starbucks. Fremar was senior vice president/executive creative director of concepts for the...

  • Under Armour announces New York flagship store amid depressed earnings

    Under Armour announces New York flagship store amid depressed earnings

    Under Armour will plant its flag at "the corner of Main and Main," when it opens a Manhattan store in three years in the former flagship FAO Schwarz space on Fifth Avenue, Kevin Plank, the athletic apparel maker's founder, announced Tuesday. By opening an Under Armour Brand House in the iconic toy...

  • Maryland agrees to merger of Giant Food and Food Lion parent companies

    Maryland agrees to merger of Giant Food and Food Lion parent companies

    Maryland and five other states have reached a settlement with Giant Food parent company Koninklijke Ahold approving its proposed merger with Delhaize Group, the owner of Food Lion supermarkets, state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said Monday. The Federal Trade Commission and the state attorneys...

  • Under Armour women's ad campaign stars Copeland and Vonn promoting crossback bra

    Under Armour women's ad campaign stars Copeland and Vonn promoting crossback bra

    Ballet dancer Misty Copeland, skier Lindsey Vonn, surfer Brianna Cope and other Under Armour athlete endorsers show off the Armour Mid Crossback sports bra in the brand's newest women's campaign. Under Armour launched the Find Strength in Support campaign today, describing the crossback sports...

  • Under Armour looks for youth ambassadors in Canada

    Under Armour looks for youth ambassadors in Canada

    Under Armour has launched a campaign in Canada to find boys and girls to represent the brand's next generation of athletes. The sports apparel maker and Sport Chek, Canada's largest sporting goods retailer, will select one boy and one girl -- between the ages of 7 and 12 --  to serve as Under Armour...

  • GiftCardRescue.com, Columbia-based Shark Tank winner, has shut down

    GiftCardRescue.com, Columbia-based Shark Tank winner, has shut down

    GiftCardRescue.com, a former "Shark Tank"-winning business in Columbia that buys and sells unwanted gift cards, has shut down after eight years, leaving customers in limbo over payments totaling thousands of dollars. Founder and CEO Kwame Kuadey, who started the company as a Johns Hopkins University...

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