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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1998
CHICAGO -- It didn't take long for Modesto Alcala to discover that the Toddlin' Town takes its Christmas traditions seriously.A customer at Marshall Field's venerable Walnut Room had summoned the newly arrived department store executive to his table."
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | November 22, 2009
It's hard to believe that Hutzler's, the legendary Howard Street department store that provided goods and memorable services to Baltimoreans for 132 years, rang up its final sales two decades ago. Just a decade earlier, according to Robert Hendrickson, author of "The Grand Emporiums: The Illustrated History of America's Great Department Stores" (published in 1979, things were different for Hutzler's. The store, established in 1858, boasted yearly sales of $50 million and employed 3,500.
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BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 21, 2005
Two years after merger talks between Federated Department Stores and May Department Stores - the two largest department store chains in the country - fell apart, the two chains are eyeing each other again. Within the past week, the dynamics have changed. On Jan. 14, May's board ousted Gene S. Kahn, its president and chief executive, after almost three years of disappointing sales throughout the chain. According to retail analysts and investment bankers, the sticking point in the 2002 negotiations was who would emerge as the chief executive.
NEWS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,Sun reporter | September 5, 2006
When Hecht's officially becomes Macy's on Saturday, the aim is to hold on to some local traditions of the venerable Baltimore-area department store chain in a nod to customer nostalgia. But there won't be much to keep: Two private-label brands are staying and much of the work force will remain. The frequent coupon sales offered at Hecht's will largely disappear in favor of everyday deals on select merchandise. The challenge for Macy's as it remakes itself in Baltimore is that Hecht's does not have a signature product, such as candy or a traditional parade, that stands out as do some of the other 10 regional chains that Federated Department Stores is buying from May Department Stores.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | November 25, 1994
Two new companies are turning to a combination of computer-based on-line information services and interactive CD-ROM disks that can store dozens of product catalogs.If all goes as planned -- and the history of home shopping technology suggests that it will not -- shoppers may become cyber-Santas, soaring through virtual malls where the only creature stirring is the computer mouse. But most experts predict the new services' impact will not be felt until holiday season 1995, rather than this year.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 11, 2005
ST. LOUIS - May Department Stores Co., which is being acquired by Federated Department Stores Inc., said yesterday that its first-quarter profit fell 46 percent, hurt by rising costs and markdowns on slower-selling apparel. Net income declined to $41 million, or 13 cents a share, from $76 million, or 24 cents, a year earlier, May said. Sales in the quarter ended April 30 climbed 13.7 percent to $3.37 billion, helped by its July purchase of the Marshall Field's chain. Payroll and advertising costs rose faster than sales at May, which also owns Kaufmann's, Hecht's and Lord & Taylor.
NEWS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,Sun reporter | September 5, 2006
When Hecht's officially becomes Macy's on Saturday, the aim is to hold on to some local traditions of the venerable Baltimore-area department store chain in a nod to customer nostalgia. But there won't be much to keep: Two private-label brands are staying and much of the work force will remain. The frequent coupon sales offered at Hecht's will largely disappear in favor of everyday deals on select merchandise. The challenge for Macy's as it remakes itself in Baltimore is that Hecht's does not have a signature product, such as candy or a traditional parade, that stands out as do some of the other 10 regional chains that Federated Department Stores is buying from May Department Stores.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | July 16, 1991
With great dignity and respect for the occasion, my friend Skip Ball, who has lived here roughly half a century and hasphotographed sporting events for several decades, wishes to announce formally that he has the perfect name for Baltimore's new baseball stadium."
TRAVEL
By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | May 28, 2006
CHICAGO // How do you take a spring fling in this city without springing for an expensive vacation? First, plan to spend a lot of time outdoors and second, hope for fine weather. With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, I headed to Chicago for a $500 getaway. The plan was to meet up with my mother -- who was traveling from California -- for some sightseeing. On a clear April day, I arrived in the city as tulips blooming in a kaleidoscope of color set the tone. A dash of boosterism added to the atmosphere: Banners with Mayor Richard M. Daley's picture that proclaim, "We're Glad You're Here!"
NEWS
By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN | November 22, 2009
It's hard to believe that Hutzler's, the legendary Howard Street department store that provided goods and memorable services to Baltimoreans for 132 years, rang up its final sales two decades ago. Just a decade earlier, according to Robert Hendrickson, author of "The Grand Emporiums: The Illustrated History of America's Great Department Stores" (published in 1979, things were different for Hutzler's. The store, established in 1858, boasted yearly sales of $50 million and employed 3,500.
TRAVEL
By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | May 28, 2006
CHICAGO // How do you take a spring fling in this city without springing for an expensive vacation? First, plan to spend a lot of time outdoors and second, hope for fine weather. With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, I headed to Chicago for a $500 getaway. The plan was to meet up with my mother -- who was traveling from California -- for some sightseeing. On a clear April day, I arrived in the city as tulips blooming in a kaleidoscope of color set the tone. A dash of boosterism added to the atmosphere: Banners with Mayor Richard M. Daley's picture that proclaim, "We're Glad You're Here!"
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 11, 2005
ST. LOUIS - May Department Stores Co., which is being acquired by Federated Department Stores Inc., said yesterday that its first-quarter profit fell 46 percent, hurt by rising costs and markdowns on slower-selling apparel. Net income declined to $41 million, or 13 cents a share, from $76 million, or 24 cents, a year earlier, May said. Sales in the quarter ended April 30 climbed 13.7 percent to $3.37 billion, helped by its July purchase of the Marshall Field's chain. Payroll and advertising costs rose faster than sales at May, which also owns Kaufmann's, Hecht's and Lord & Taylor.
BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 21, 2005
Two years after merger talks between Federated Department Stores and May Department Stores - the two largest department store chains in the country - fell apart, the two chains are eyeing each other again. Within the past week, the dynamics have changed. On Jan. 14, May's board ousted Gene S. Kahn, its president and chief executive, after almost three years of disappointing sales throughout the chain. According to retail analysts and investment bankers, the sticking point in the 2002 negotiations was who would emerge as the chief executive.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1998
CHICAGO -- It didn't take long for Modesto Alcala to discover that the Toddlin' Town takes its Christmas traditions seriously.A customer at Marshall Field's venerable Walnut Room had summoned the newly arrived department store executive to his table."
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | November 25, 1994
Two new companies are turning to a combination of computer-based on-line information services and interactive CD-ROM disks that can store dozens of product catalogs.If all goes as planned -- and the history of home shopping technology suggests that it will not -- shoppers may become cyber-Santas, soaring through virtual malls where the only creature stirring is the computer mouse. But most experts predict the new services' impact will not be felt until holiday season 1995, rather than this year.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | July 16, 1991
With great dignity and respect for the occasion, my friend Skip Ball, who has lived here roughly half a century and hasphotographed sporting events for several decades, wishes to announce formally that he has the perfect name for Baltimore's new baseball stadium."
NEWS
June 22, 1999
An article in Sunday's Maryland section describing the Historic Cadillac Parade on Pennsylvania Avenue did not mention the group that staged the event. It was organized by the Pennsylvania Avenue Committee, led by Chairman George Gilliam. The committee also sponsored a gospel, jazz and rhythm-and-blues festival at Robert C. Marshall Field after the parade. The article incorrectly reported that a separate Saturday event, Cool Jazz on the Avenue, was scheduled to continue Sunday. It was not.The Sun regrets the omissions and the error.
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