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  • Discount retailers add Santa Claus

    Department stores and shopping malls long have enjoyed a holiday advantage: Santa Claus. The same parents who bought toys at Wal-Mart would take the kids to Macy's to sit on Santa's lap and have their picture taken. This year, though, they won't have to...
  • Retailers try more subtle sales this year

    With the holiday shopping season already under way, many of the nation's leading retailers say they plan to avoid the kind of deep, across-the-board discounts that gave last year's season an air of desperation -- and crimped profits. Instead, many are...
  • Patrick Collins dies at 82; longtime chief of Ralphs Grocery Co.

    Patrick Collins dies at 82; longtime chief of Ralphs Grocery Co.
    Patrick W. Collins, a longtime president of Ralphs Grocery Co., died May 16 of congestive heart failure at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said his wife, Beth. He was 82. Collins became president and chief operating officer in 1976 and was named...
  • PASSINGS: James McLure, Joseph Flom, Harry Fogle, Tommy Bell, John Robinson

    PASSINGS: James McLure, Joseph Flom, Harry Fogle, Tommy Bell, John Robinson
    James McLure Playwright who wrote 'Lone Star' James McLure, 59, a playwright and actor best known for his two one-act plays that reached Broadway, died Feb. 17 from cancer at his home in Marina del Rey, said his sister, Jenny Schroeder. McLure's...
  • Prime Beverly Hills development site purchased by Asian investors

     
    The site of a former department store in Beverly Hills widely considered one of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country sold for $148.3 million Tuesday to investors from Hong Kong and Singapore who intend to develop......
  • Zell's past may hint at plan for Tribune

    What kind of a news baron would Sam Zell make? With Tribune Co. seriously considering the Chicago real estate billionaire's buyout offer, it's no idle question. Besides amassing the nation's largest collection of office buildings in his Equity Office...
  • What's in store for Field's?

    For the second time in less than a year, Marshall Field's and Frango mints have been caught up in a wave of consolidation sweeping the nation's struggling department stores. This time, the Chicago icon, known for its distinctive green bags and its...
  • Hasta la vista, Field's

    When Federated Department Stores Inc. announced Tuesday that it would change the name of Marshall Field's stores to Macy's, more than 1,500 people e-mailed the chicagotribune.com message board. Here are some of their comments: It's hard to fathom why...
  • It's business, so emotions don't count

    Federated Department Stores chief Terry J. Lundgren has spent his years in retailing, and he had a product he wanted to sell: A new brand name for an old, familiar product, the quaintly titled Marshall Field's. He knew the change might be rough on...
  • Macy's clock? Loyal shoppers ticked off

    For many Chicagoans Marshall Field's was more than a place to shop. It was a once-a-year holiday visit to the retailer's landmark State Street store to gape at the awe-inspiring Christmas windows and dine on chicken potpie beneath the Walnut Room's great...
  • Executive a tough-minded merchant

    Terry Lundgren, chief executive of Federated Department Stores Inc., wasn't winning any popularity contests in Chicago on Tuesday after announcing his decision to change Marshall Field's venerable nameplate to Macy's. But the 53-year-old Lundgren didn'...
  • Field's no more

    The Marshall Field's name, as identified with Chicago as its lakefront and its skyline, is being erased in favor of a Manhattan moniker--Macy's. This move kills off a 153-year-old brand that survived the Chicago Fire but now succumbs to bottom-line...