An $8.5 billion merger of dollar stores to create North America's biggest discount chain could mean stiff competition for mass discounters such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. but less choice and higher prices for shoppers.
The 2,500 slot machines being installed at Horseshoe incorporate the latest technology and pop-culture themes, ranging from "The Walking Dead" to the retro 1960s-era "Batman" television show. Unlike yesterday's one-armed bandits, today's machines are more akin to video games and some even mimic arcade rides, rocking your chair like a mechanical bull.
A budget that focuses on proactive ways in which we can reduce the incidence of disease, disorder and calamity holds more promise from a humanity and cost efficiency perspective than might be imagined. In all domains, problems can be avoided rather than addressed retroactively
Three Baltimore City men arrested last month following a convenience store robbery in Towson were indicted earlier this week on 39 counts each on charges stemming from nine separate robberies in Baltimore County, according to Baltimore County Circuit Court records.
A Development Review Committee hearing for a proposed Family Dollar store on Sherwood Road in Idlewylde was postponed after the community requested more time to organize, Councilman David Marks said Wednesday.
The three men responsible for building and designing a Dollar General discount retail store in Dublin did not have one visitor for their Community Input Meeting Wednesday evening, other than a reporter for The Aegis and a few walk-ins from a fire and EMS association function in the same building.
Delhaize America, the parent company of Bottom Dollar Food Store and Food Lion grocery stores, is converting the two Bottom Dollar stores in Laurel to Food Lion stores, and the process is nearly complete at the store on Sandy Spring Road.
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Delhaize America, the Belgium company that owns Food Lion as well as Bottom Dollar and Bloom, announced Jan. 11 that it is closing 126 stores, "retiring" the Bloom banner and converting 64 Bloom and Bottom Dollar Food stores in Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia to Food Lion stores. Three Laurel stores will become Food Lions, and conversions will begin immediately.
As world economies knit ever closer together, the debt woes and economic slowdown in Europe are sending ripples across the Atlantic — giving pause to Maryland companies anxious about recessionary contagion and offering business opportunities to others.
Customers at dollar stores are scrimping, while luxury good retailers are reporting double-digit sales increases. It's one more sign of how the burden of a bad economy falls harder on those at the low end.