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By Michelle Singletary and Michelle Singletary,Evening Sun Staff | November 5, 1990
Lucas Brothers Inc. is privately seeking buyers for its retail operation.But shedding that division is simply a change of focus, not a signal of hard times at the nation's oldest independently-owned office supply and furniture distributor, according to its new chief executive officer and president."
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Tim Wheeler | June 26, 2014
Many supposedly bee-friendly flowers and home garden plants being sold by major retailers have been pretreated with pesticides implicated in bee declines, according to a study by Friends of the Earth and other organizations, including the Maryland Pesticide Network . The study found that 36 out of 71 plant samples - 51 percent - bought at top garden retailers in 18 metro areas across North America - including 1 in 4 plants from...
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BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 21, 2003
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple Computer Inc., maker of iMac personal computers, will boost the number of its retail stores by 35 percent over the next year by opening 19 more in the United States and one in Tokyo, its first overseas. The computer maker opened its first shop two years ago and now has 57 stores in the United States. Apple Chief Executive Officer Steven P. "Steve" Jobs has been looking for ways to boost revenue during the more than two-year slump in demand for personal computers.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Under Armour, in a race to expand its brand globally, opened its first-ever Under Armour Experience, a blend of retail store and promotional venue, in Shanghai, China. Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of the Baltimore-based athletic apparel maker, hosted the grand opening Friday of the new store with Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps , at the Jing An Kerry Centre. The store uses a multi-dimensional short film to immerse visitors in the Under Armour brand and mission of "making athletes better through passion and innovation," the company said.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun reporter | May 18, 2007
Discovery Communications of Silver Spring is closing its 103 retail stores - including three in Maryland - and laying off 1,000 employees to focus on selling its products online and through mass-market retailers, the company announced yesterday. After studying its retail business this year, Discovery, which operates its namesake cable channel and other channels, said it could expand its merchandising and sell its branded products more efficiently through a combination of online sales and partnerships.
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By PHOTOS BY ALGERINA PERNA and PHOTOS BY ALGERINA PERNA,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | November 21, 2005
Construction workers building Canton Crossing toil at great heights to add metal decking, reinforce the roof and complete other projects for the 17-story tower. The building, developed by banker Edwin F. Hale Sr., will house the headquarters for First Mariner Bank as well as other corporate offices, restaurants and retail stores.
BUSINESS
November 6, 1996
Salisbury's Route 13 will get another large shopping center in the summer of 1998, according to the retail brokerage firm of Hicks & Rotner Retail Inc.Named North Salisbury Plaza, the center will be leased to two or three large retail stores, such as a Hecht's or Hechinger, and three smaller, free-standing shops, said David A. Ward, vice president of Hicks & Rotner.Ward said his firm has not signed any leases with stores, but negotiations have begun. The smaller stores could be a gas station or fast-food restaurant, which rely on people spotting them easily from the road as they drive by.The center is one of two developed by Petric Dierman Kughn of McLean, Va., and Hicks & Rotner.
TRAVEL
March 23, 2011
AAA, Goodwill offer "Luggage Trade-In/Trade-Up" program What's the deal? Donate your gently used luggage to Goodwill Industries retail stores and receive a discount voucher good for the purchase of new luggage from local AAA Mid-Atlantic stores. What are the savings? For every piece of gently used luggage dropped off at one of Goodwill's donation centers by April 16, donors will receive a discount voucher good for 40 percent off a piece of Antler Luggage or $25 off a luggage purchase of $50 or more.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Serevices | June 3, 2007
Eras don't last long anymore. Take the era of direct sales of computers, for example. It was fun while it lasted, especially for entrepreneur Michael Dell. It spawned a notable case study in corporate innovation that was extolled in business school pulpits worldwide. Lectures, essays and test questions were built upon it, while competitors scurried to emulate it. Popular culture adopted it. From 2001 through early 2003, Steven the Dell dude was a phenomenon on commercial airwaves, proclaiming his catchphrase: "Hey, dude, you're getting a Dell!"
BUSINESS
March 12, 1991
This Connecticut-based company, which has its administrative and distribution headquarters in Glen Burnie, reported record sales and earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year.Revenues for the fourth quarter, which ended Jan. 31, jumped 28 percent and net income was up 39 percent, compared to the same period a year earlier.Duty Free is a leading operator of duty-free retail stores -- which sell liquor, tobacco products, perfume and other luxury items at 20 percent to 60 percent off average retail prices -- in U.S. airports.
NEWS
November 19, 2012
I cannot believe retailers are now taking away another holiday by opening on Thanksgiving! It started years ago when they opened on Sundays and took away our family time. Then you took away New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July , and Labor Day. Do they not make enough on Black Friday that they want to drag more people away from their families? Please stop opening on Thanksgiving and don't plan on ruining our Christmas and Easter. They should all be ashamed of themselves for taking family time away from their employees and those stupid shoppers.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman and Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
Though Under Armour still plans to open a store at its Tide Point headquarters, the company felt it had gone too long without a retail space in the city it calls home. Under Armour announced Thursday that it will open a specialty store at Harbor East in February. Construction on the 8,000-square-foot store at 700 S. President St., not far from J. Crew, will begin this month. The company reported a 31 percent increase in direct-to-consumer revenue for the third quarter as it further transitioned from selling mostly in big-box stores.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
A Walmart Supercenter is scheduled to open Oct. 17 on Liberty Road in Randallstown, and Baltimore County officials hope it will give a boost to a corridor targeted for revitalization. County officials and community leaders expect that the store at Liberty Plaza will attract attention from other major chains to the area. Consumers in Randallstown have high levels of education and income, they say, but the area has struggled to draw national retailers and restaurants. Residents complain that there are too many fast-food restaurants and low-quality stores.
NEWS
August 31, 2012
During the upcoming 2012 Baltimore Grand Prix, downtown Baltimore may not be as congested with traffic as people expect ("Downtown streets to close for Grand Prix of Baltimore," Aug. 30). The event's promoters say that attendance is expected to be lower than last year, and many residents of nearby neighborhoods are leaving town for the weekend. Baltimore Police will be keeping the traffic moving and everyone safe. Retail stores, eateries, pubs and bars in the area will be open. And when I was there last year, none of those businesses were crowded, even though you can see and hear some of the race from outside of the paid entrance areas.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2011
Under Armour is hoping to double the size of its Baltimore headquarters to accommodate additional employees, a retail store and a company museum. The sports apparel company wants to build an additional 400,000 square feet at Tide Point, an office complex in the Locust Point neighborhood that the firm, which had rented there for years, bought earlier this year. The company envisions a 20,000-square-foot store opening in 2013, with offices and the museum to follow. Underground and surface parking are also planned.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2011
Retailers are banking on Maryland shoppers packing stores beginning Aug. 14 to take advantage of a temporary rollback of the 6 percent state sales tax. But what's good for consumers and retailers will come at a cost to the state, which expects to lose as much as $15 million in revenue because of the weeklong tax holiday. Maryland is one of 16 states lifting the sales tax temporarily this year to lure shoppers into stores — at a time when many people, worried about the rocky economy, continue to pinch pennies.
NEWS
November 19, 2012
I cannot believe retailers are now taking away another holiday by opening on Thanksgiving! It started years ago when they opened on Sundays and took away our family time. Then you took away New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July , and Labor Day. Do they not make enough on Black Friday that they want to drag more people away from their families? Please stop opening on Thanksgiving and don't plan on ruining our Christmas and Easter. They should all be ashamed of themselves for taking family time away from their employees and those stupid shoppers.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | September 11, 2001
SAN DIEGO - Gateway Inc., the second-largest direct seller of personal computers, will fire all 1,050 employees in Ireland and the United Kingdom as part of a plan to revive profit by concentrating on U.S. sales. Gateway said last month that it would cut 5,000 jobs worldwide and halt business in Asia. The company said yesterday that it will stop selling computers in southeastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The San Diego-based company has already pulled out of the Spanish, German and Swedish markets.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay | July 7, 2011
Gas prices are definitely lower but not as low as they were last summer, which is why some retailers --- even Walmart --- have started offering gas discounts to their customers. Now, most Consuming Interests readers are probably not taking advantage of the Walmart offer to save 10 cents per gallon, because it's only available in 18 states, the closest being Virginia. But perhaps you have been lured by the promise of free gift cards at CVS or gas rewards points at Safeway or Giant ?
TRAVEL
March 23, 2011
AAA, Goodwill offer "Luggage Trade-In/Trade-Up" program What's the deal? Donate your gently used luggage to Goodwill Industries retail stores and receive a discount voucher good for the purchase of new luggage from local AAA Mid-Atlantic stores. What are the savings? For every piece of gently used luggage dropped off at one of Goodwill's donation centers by April 16, donors will receive a discount voucher good for 40 percent off a piece of Antler Luggage or $25 off a luggage purchase of $50 or more.
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