| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
After mulling it over for a moment I decided to turn down the opportunity to subscribe to replacement heads for my electric toothbrush. But I have regrets. The back story: I went to my local chain pharmacy outlet the other......
| 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,...
| Nov 10, 2013
Like just about everyone else, I expected Gov. Pat Quinn to choose an up-and-coming Illinois Democrat to be his running mate — an ethnic minority, a woman or both. The party needs to deepen its bench and reach out to emerging communities if it's...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 2:56 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at Veterans Day sales at your all fave stores. Save $10 at Macy's and JC Penney and get in free at national and state parks Saturday...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
The following were taken from police reports:
•A Virgin Mary statue valued at $50 was thrown from the front porch and children's pumpkins smashed at a residence on the 8000 block of Nielsen Drive on Nov. 3.
•Four alloy rims...
| 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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Sears Holdings Corp. is joining the stampede of retailers opening doors to bargain hunters on Thanksgiving instead of waiting for Black Friday.
The company said Monday that its namesake brand will welcome patrons at 8 p.m. on Turkey Day and keep the...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Wal-Mart is worried about lousy holiday shopping, so the retail giant is pulling out its Christmas deals one whole month early -- hoping, perhaps, that the longer you are faced with a bargain, the more likely you will be to crumble.
This move comes as...
| Nov 3, 2013
Keith sits quietly on a bench near my office.
The big guy is a gentle soul who has been living on the gray metal bench off and on for years, all his wordly belongings piled next to him.
Keith used to earn cash emptying trash cans for a nearby...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:48 PM
U.S. food retailers are poised to take a hit as the federal government reduces its $78 billion-a-year food stamp program.
Grocery stores and other food retailers have struggled in recent years as consumers battered by high unemployment and shrinking...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:59 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. Day Light Saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, so you'll have an extra hour to shop or play this weekend! Save $10...