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Census Bureau Says Retail Sales Dropped In March


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U.S. Auto Sales Has Best Month In Over 6 Years


March will be an historic month for U.S. car and truck sales in America. It is projected to be the most productive month in over 6 years. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the success of U.S. auto sales, including low interest rates, availability of popular new products, pent-up demand and [...]

New York Stores Fight Back Against Mayor Bloomberg


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been trying to make the city a healthier and skinnier place to live. His first objective was to ban sugary oversized drinks from stores and restaurants, which was overturned by a judge last week. Now he wants to force store owners to hide in-store cigarette displays. This would [...]

Small Businesses Take On The ‘Big Box’ Stores


It’s only a matter of time before a ‘Big Box’ store comes to your area and starts taking over most of the business with their low prices and endless stock of merchandise. Only now small and midsize retail stores are fighting back with a new philosophy of better products at a fair price. They are [...]

Shoppers Gain As States Ban Credit Card Surcharges


Being charged for using your credit card doesn’t seem right to most people, but it is legal unless states take the initiative to ban these unfair surcharges. Right now the extra charges are banned by ten states which include Florida, New York, Colorado, Maine, California, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Massachusetts and Connecticut. More states are on [...]

Raising Minimum Wage Helps Benefit Retailers


It’s a debate that’s gaining momentum after President Obama proposed raising the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour across the country. Retailers claim that having more money in consumer’s pockets would boost their sales a great deal. GOP members claim that the increase in take home pay for workers would stop employers from hiring and [...]

Retail Sales Make Strong Comeback In July


A strong comeback was made by U.S. retail sales in the month of July. It was the largest amount in over 5 months due to escalated spending on clothing, furniture and automobiles. Tuesday’s good news helped wipe out last month’s bad consumer numbers.   The Commerce Department notes that retail sales jumped 0.8% in July, [...]

Back to School Shopping Tips


As the summer comes to a close, the short wait for the re-beginning of school is underway.  With an upcoming school year, it’s time for back to school shopping for new school suplies, clothes, dormitory basics, textbooks, and even computers, and with  all of this jumbled up, the costs of returning to school can shoot through the [...]

Re-launch party of Chameleon Accessories Boutique


Sandra Paul’s accessory line, Chameleon Accessories Boutique, will be celebrating their re-launch on July 30th, 2011. Chameleon Accessories has a versatile line of products including jewelry, handbags, sunglasses, and all forms of chic body art.  Withe these revolutionary looks, Sandra’s line is creating a flair in the way of ordinary life. The Chameleon Accessories Boutique [...]

Gas Prices Continue to Influence the Behavior of shoppers


More consumers are using alternative methods to compensate for the rising of gas prices. 80% of customers are going to change their purchase behavior. TNS, a leader in multi-market information, came up with these rising numbers in a recent research study. Along with high gas prices and a struggling economy, consumers are finding ways to [...]

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