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  • Stores entice Black Friday shoppers with earlier openings, more sales

    Stores entice Black Friday shoppers with earlier openings, more sales
    Consumers have come to expect the deep discounts that define Black Friday, but retailers hope to entice shoppers this year with more choices in how and when they buy. Responding to what they say is consumer demand, retailers have pushed store openings...
  • Retail sales edged up in April

    Retail sales edged up in April
    Did you get out and shop in April? Retail sales numbers released today show improving consumer confidence and more spending in stores. The National Retail Federation reported a 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted sales gain from March to April,...
  • Halloween's fiendish fun translates into big bucks

    Halloween's fiendish fun translates into big bucks
    The National Retail Federation says Halloween will be an $8 billion industry this year, with seven in 10 Americans celebrating and spending an average of nearly $80 per person on costumes, candy and decorations. Don't believe it? Look no farther than...
  • Scaring up interest, and business, for Halloween

    Scaring up interest, and business, for Halloween
    The National Retail Federation says Halloween will be an $8 billion industry this year, with seven in 10 Americans celebrating and spending an average of nearly $80 per person on costumes, candy and decorations. Shoppers were already on the prowl for...
  • Retailers say they are bullish on in-store and online holiday sales

    Domingo Catalan powered through the Thanksgiving night crowds to get his children toys. He methodically checked all the boxes on his relatives' wish lists on Black Friday. And before he goes to work as a data analyst for a government contractor on Cyber...
  • Editorial: Consider expanding tax break for school supplies, too

    It may be unseemly, when given a gift, to ask for more. But for struggling families, it would be nice to get more with regard to the Maryland's August gift to shoppers — a week to buy clothing without sales tax. Maryland Tax Free Week ended Aug....
  • Baltimore running store owner stars in national retail campaign

    If you've never heard of Baltimorean Jim Adams, the National Retail Federation is hoping you will soon, thanks to a promotional campaign by the trade group. Adams owns Falls Road Running Store on Falls Road. A full page advertisement featuring a photo of...
  • Maryland laws allow Orioles, others to say, 'Stay out'

    Maryland laws allow Orioles, others to say, 'Stay out'
    Unless he's wearing Batman underwear and a cape, Mark Harvey — who usually dresses for Orioles games in a team ballcap and jeans — would be difficult to pick out of a crowd. That's why he attracted little attention Thursday as he walked...
  • Baltimore among areas hardest hit by organized retail crime

    Baltimore is among the regions hardest-hit by organized retail crime, a growing national problem in which gangs steal and sell goods, a retail trade group reported Tuesday. A survey by the National Retail Federation shows that almost no retailer is...
  • Got a gift card you don't use or want? Sell it

    Got a gift card you don't use or want? Sell it
    We want gift cards and like to give them, but for some reason we don't always use them and wind up wasting billions of dollars. A recent poll by Consumer Reports, for instance, found that one-quarter of people who received a card as a holiday gift last...
  • Retailers rush to import goods, fearing work stoppage at U.S. ports

    Retailers rush to import goods, fearing work stoppage at U.S. ports
    Retailers are rushing goods into the nation's ports, fearful labor strife may arrive on the docks and affect the busy holiday season, a trade group said. The powerful longshoremen’s union is negotiating a new contract for its nearly 20,000...
  • Appeal To Retailers: Check Guns At The Door

    Appeal To Retailers: Check Guns At The Door
    Can moral suasion — in the absence of tougher statutory controls — help to quell the incidents of gun violence that continue to plague this country? That's the hope of Connecticut's congressional delegation. The lawmakers are urging...