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Home Decorators Collection - Create the Ideal Home Office

April 9, 2014 |

If you're allowed the opportunity to work from home, consider yourself lucky. You'll have no commute or office politics to deal with, plus you get to work in your pajamas. But you do need to think about one thing: an ... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide:

December 23, 2013 |

For some of us, a nice relaxing day involves lounging on the couch, maybe going to a movie if we’re feeling adventurous.  For others, a nice relaxing day involves extreme sports, the rugged outdoors, and a string of adrenaline rushes!  ... Read More

Home Decorators Collection: Something Gorgeous Underfoot

December 18, 2013 |

You may not know it by the way people trample all over them, but rugs are an integral component to any room. A great rug can complete whatever room you’re in, just as a pair of shoes can complete an ... Read More

Weight Watchers Helps You Lose Winter Weight

January 2, 2013 |

It all starts with a few “borrowed” pieces of Halloween candy, crescendos when we stuff ourselves with Thanksgiving stuffing, and then coasts all through December with Christmas cookies, candy canes, and holiday parties. Every year, winter weight gain is gunning ... Read More

Number 1 Retailer in Customer Service

January 27, 2010 |

By Robin Fiedler

National Retail Federation announced its BigResearch results for the top retailers in customer service for 2009. BigResearch surveyed 8,600 consumers to tally up the “Customers’ Choice Awards” top ten retailers for customer service, and ... Read More

2009 Retail Sales End with a Bang

January 26, 2010 |

By Robin Fiedler

The numbers show that consumers decided to shop after a year of restraint in shopping with the last week of 2009 registering a 15% increase over last year’s sales for the same week.

Shopper ... Read More

Fitness Equipment Sales Ring in New Year

January 25, 2010 | 1

By Doug Desjardins

Like most retail sectors, the sporting goods industry had a tough year in 2009 but it’s proved to be a resilient business as some categories have actually benefited from the recession. And retailers are ... Read More

New Year Brings Less Expensive Diet Options

January 22, 2010 | 1

By Doug Desjardins

Millions of people who made losing weight and getting healthy their New Year’s resolution will find some less expensive options to choose from this year as the diet and nutrition business continues to adjust ... Read More

Fitness Centers Pump Up Strip Malls

January 21, 2010 |

By Doug Desjardins

The fact that shopping malls are dealing with record high vacancies has been well documented but their smaller brothers – strip malls – are doing even worse and are turning to non-retail tenants like ... Read More

Organic Food Sales Surviving the Recession

January 20, 2010 |

By Doug Desjardins

Before the start of the recession, organic food sales were posting double-digit gains in sales each year as supermarket chains and retailers like Wal-Mart made natural foods widely available and affordable. But the economy ... Read More

Gyms Cut Rates for new Members

January 19, 2010 |

By Doug Desjardins

Gym memberships are typically the last thing to go in a tough economy but the never-ending recession has created tough times even for fitness chains. That’s why fitness centers and gyms are cutting rates ... Read More