Advertisement
HomeCollectionsPrice Club
IN THE NEWS

Price Club

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | October 1, 1994
Price/Costco Inc. and a Timonium landowner are pushing a plan to build a Price Club membership warehouse on a prime piece of business property just off Timonium Road near Interstate 83.The deal, if completed, would put a cavernous Price Club store in a well-off, growing area with no other membership clubs nearby.Roger Campbell, senior vice president for Price/Costco's Southeast region, said the company is in the "very preliminary" stages of investigating the site, occupied now by SACO Supply, a building materials warehouse on Aylesbury Road.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | December 16, 2009
SOL PRICE, 93 Price Club founder Sol Price, who changed the retail industry by founding the pioneering warehouse chain Price Club, died of old age Monday at his home in the San Diego community of La Jolla, according his family. Mr. Price invented the discount membership warehouse club concept in 1976 when he and his son opened the first Price Club in San Diego. His idea was to offer a relatively small selection of goods but to sell in bulk at a discount.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1996
Price Club officials are asking Baltimore County to redefine their business -- a move that could open thousands of acres in the county to membership warehouse stores.County planners support the change, which would allow Price Club to build on property zoned for business rather than manufacturing, as currently required."We view the Price Club as a retail use. These should be in business zones," planner Jeffrey Long of the Office of Planning said Tuesday at a zoning hearing.But some community members are concerned about the change.
SPORTS
By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | October 30, 1998
Rafael Palmeiro isn't certain if he's coming or going but says he is certain the game's rising salary structure will have an impact on negotiations with the Orioles as well as "four or five" other clubs who have expressed their interest in the All-Star first baseman.Palmeiro said the recent signing of catcher Mike Piazza by the New York Mets to a seven-year, $91 million contract only strengthens his push for a contract in the neighborhood of $10 million a season.Palmeiro declined to specify his asking price, saying, "It changes every day. I can't tell you a number I'm searching for. We'll see when this thing starts next week.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | December 16, 2009
SOL PRICE, 93 Price Club founder Sol Price, who changed the retail industry by founding the pioneering warehouse chain Price Club, died of old age Monday at his home in the San Diego community of La Jolla, according his family. Mr. Price invented the discount membership warehouse club concept in 1976 when he and his son opened the first Price Club in San Diego. His idea was to offer a relatively small selection of goods but to sell in bulk at a discount.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | March 4, 1992
It used to be you needed connections to buy at wholesale. Now all you need is a pulse and 25 bucks.BJ's Wholesale Club, the warehouse outlet chain with the most wide-open membership policy, holds the grand opening of its first Baltimore-area outlet today in White Marsh. It becomes the third general-merchandise company in the bare-beam set to open its doors in Baltimore, and its debut in the market marks the beginning of a new, fiercer phase in the region's forklift fight.The competition has been relatively genteel.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | March 4, 1992
It used to be you needed connections to buy at wholesale. Now all you need is a pulse and 25 bucks.BJ's Wholesale Club, the warehouse outlet chain with the most wide-open membership policy in the business, holds the grand opening of its first Baltimore-area outlet today in White Marsh. It becomes the third general-merchandise company in the bare-beam set to open its doors in Baltimore, and its debut in the market marks the beginning of a new, fiercer phase in the region's forklift fight.The competition has been relatively genteel.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | May 16, 1993
Wholesale clubs have gone from warehouse to doghouse.Once hailed for their merchandising muscle, the sprawling members-only stores have staggered through several months of flabby sales. Stock prices in the major wholesale club companies have plummeted, and analysts have vied to see who can cut earnings estimates fastest and deepest.Skeptics see the slide as an indication the concept was overrated from the start. They note that a counterattack by the nation's grocers has slowed the clubs' drive for food sales.
NEWS
By Staff report | June 3, 1991
The Price Club has opened an East Coast distribution center in a 100,000-square-foot warehouse in Techwood Business Park, near Baltimore-Washington International Airport.The center distributes merchandise to 17 stores in five states from Virginia to New York.The Price Club -- cash-and-carry warehouses that charge business owners annual membership fees and sell everything from food to appliances -- plans to open three more East Coast stores by the end of the year.Other Maryland stores are in Glen Burnie, White Marsh in Baltimore County, Gaithersburg in Montgomery County and Beltsville and Marlow Heights in Prince George's County.
NEWS
April 12, 1995
A man stole two videocassette recorders and cigarettes Sunday afternoon from the Price Club and escaped, county police said.Jackie J. Whitney, 37, an employee at the store in the 500 block of East Ordnance Road, told police the man came in around 4:30 p.m. and took the VCRs and cigarettes worth a total of $1,379. Some employees followed him to the parking lot and asked to see a receipt for the merchandise, but he refused, police said.When the employees asked a second time, the man held up his fist as if to hit them.
BUSINESS
By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | January 25, 1998
The company that was jilted by Long & Foster Realtors last week says it has "verbal commitments" from other brokers to participate in an affinity rebate program that could return thousands of dollars to homebuyers and sellers.AmeriNet Financial Systems Inc., of Englewood, Colo., would not reveal which brokers it has been negotiating with.But according to Monte Helme, vice president for corporate communications, the company expects to have its affinity program available in area Price Club warehouse centers, owned by Costco Cos. Inc., by the spring.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1996
Price Club officials are asking Baltimore County to redefine their business -- a move that could open thousands of acres in the county to membership warehouse stores.County planners support the change, which would allow Price Club to build on property zoned for business rather than manufacturing, as currently required."We view the Price Club as a retail use. These should be in business zones," planner Jeffrey Long of the Office of Planning said Tuesday at a zoning hearing.But some community members are concerned about the change.
NEWS
October 13, 1995
Two Baltimore men were arrested Tuesday after an Apple computer and two printers were stolen from the Price Club in Glen Burnie, police said.The store manager called police after the alarm on an emergency door went off shortly before 3 p.m. A store clerk told police two people had placed three boxes in a car about the time the alarm sounded, police said. The clerk recognized the driver, police said.An inventory revealed that two printers and a computer were missing. Police identified the driver by checking the car license in Motor Vehicle Administration records, police said.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | June 16, 1995
Amid fierce opposition from area residents, the Baltimore County Planning Board rejected last night a proposal for the north county's first megastore, a Price Club membership warehouse in Timonium."
NEWS
April 12, 1995
A man stole two videocassette recorders and cigarettes Sunday afternoon from the Price Club and escaped, county police said.Jackie J. Whitney, 37, an employee at the store in the 500 block of East Ordnance Road, told police the man came in around 4:30 p.m. and took the VCRs and cigarettes worth a total of $1,379. Some employees followed him to the parking lot and asked to see a receipt for the merchandise, but he refused, police said.When the employees asked a second time, the man held up his fist as if to hit them.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,Sun Staff Writer | October 1, 1994
Price/Costco Inc. and a Timonium landowner are pushing a plan to build a Price Club membership warehouse on a prime piece of business property just off Timonium Road near Interstate 83.The deal, if completed, would put a cavernous Price Club store in a well-off, growing area with no other membership clubs nearby.Roger Campbell, senior vice president for Price/Costco's Southeast region, said the company is in the "very preliminary" stages of investigating the site, occupied now by SACO Supply, a building materials warehouse on Aylesbury Road.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | June 16, 1995
Amid fierce opposition from area residents, the Baltimore County Planning Board rejected last night a proposal for the north county's first megastore, a Price Club membership warehouse in Timonium."
NEWS
October 13, 1995
Two Baltimore men were arrested Tuesday after an Apple computer and two printers were stolen from the Price Club in Glen Burnie, police said.The store manager called police after the alarm on an emergency door went off shortly before 3 p.m. A store clerk told police two people had placed three boxes in a car about the time the alarm sounded, police said. The clerk recognized the driver, police said.An inventory revealed that two printers and a computer were missing. Police identified the driver by checking the car license in Motor Vehicle Administration records, police said.
NEWS
By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,New York Bureau | August 3, 1993
A graphic that appeared yesterday gave the incorrect number of cases of National Premium beer that could be bought for $173 million -- the Orioles' auction price. The correct number is 26,615,384, based on a retail price of $6.50 per case.The Sun regrets the error.NEW YORK -- A Baltimore-led group of investors triumphantly bought the Orioles yesterday for a staggering $173 million, after a tense bidding war drove up the price to record levels for a sports franchise.The jampacked hearing in a stifling Manhattan courtroom went through 16 rounds of bidding before two previous opponents -- Baltimore attorney Peter G. Angelos and Cincinnati investor William O. DeWitt Jr. -- defeated New York art dealer Jeffrey H. Loria.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | May 16, 1993
Wholesale clubs have gone from warehouse to doghouse.Once hailed for their merchandising muscle, the sprawling members-only stores have staggered through several months of flabby sales. Stock prices in the major wholesale club companies have plummeted, and analysts have vied to see who can cut earnings estimates fastest and deepest.Skeptics see the slide as an indication the concept was overrated from the start. They note that a counterattack by the nation's grocers has slowed the clubs' drive for food sales.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.