| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused its website to offer absurdly low pricing Wednesday morning, touching off a buying frenzy.
Many products were more than 90% off their list price, with televisions and computer monitors going for $8,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Like many grocery shoppers, Michele Ricketts dreads long checkout lines.
But lately, she's been breezing by the cash register at her neighborhood Ralphs even with the usual crowds at the store.
"In the last month, I have noticed it was faster," said...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 4:28 AM
September is National Coupon Month and I'm in to celebrate those slick little slips eight days a week.
Laugh if you want, but I see coupons for exactly what they are: free money.
I'm not the only bargainista who sees it that way. Scissor-wielding...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Ron Burkle, who became a billionaire reviving faltering supermarket chains, will try to turn the money-losing Fresh & Easy stores into a profitable venture.
Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. has agreed to buy the El Segundo chain for an undisclosed amount from...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Looking for something a little different for dinner? The quinoa salad from M Cafe is bright, refreshing and filling if you're looking for something on the lighter side. Oh, and it's vegan.
Quinoa is cooked with finely diced beets, which tint the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:45 AM
If you plan on buying one of Apple's new iPhones, you may want to head to Wal-Mart.
The retail giant has announced it will carry the new devices and sell them at prices lower than Apple and other retailers.
Wal-Mart said it will carry 16-gigabyte...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Wal-Mart is pledging to cut down or eliminate 10 chemicals found in household and beauty products currently on its shelves, the mega-retailer said Thursday.
At a meeting focused on the chain’s sustainability efforts, executives said they would...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A hotly contested Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market had its soft opening Friday in Chinatown, where it was met by some of the protesters who have fought its arrival for more than a year.
The store, located on the ground floor of the Grand Plaza building at...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 3:54 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through Sunday.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:56 AM
Play Chipotle's new arcade-style game "Scarecrow" and win free food valued at up to $8.
Download the new game in iTunes and complete four levels to get a BOGO coupon good for a free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos.
The game will award 1 million...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Since taking over the Retail Watch column in April, I have received emails, phone calls and face-to-face inquiries regarding Costco Wholesale, the national warehouse club retailer that may or may not be coming to Lower Macungie Township as part of a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Retailers this season won’t hire more holiday workers than they did last year, when the number of temporary workers brought onboard reached a 12-year high, according to a new forecast.
Instead, the Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. consultancy...