July 14, 2008
The Entrepreneurial Melting Pot

U.S. entrepreneurs are often described as one of the primary drivers of the nation's economy. For starters, small outfits create some 75% of all new jobs, represent 99.7% of all employers, and employ 50% of the private workforce, according to the Small Business Administration. However, today, the biggest driver within the small-business sector appe... »

July 14, 2008
Shopping center designed for Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews

BNEI BRAK, Israel - Tucked inconspicuously on a busy street in the middle of one of Israel's poorest cities is a shopping mall like no other. Men are barred from the top floor. There's no cafe for socializing. The department store's lingerie section is hidden behind curtains. Welcome to Shopping Bnei Brak, a first-of-its-kind shopping center that c... »

July 14, 2008
Movie Retailers Plot Kiosks

In a bid to preserve shelf space and fight slowing DVD sales, major U.S. retailers including Wal-Mart have held talks with Hollywood's studios to develop kiosks where consumers can copy movies and TV shows onto DVDs and devices, industry executives said. Installing video-burning kiosks in retail stores would help counter the slowing growth in the $... »

July 14, 2008
Repeat of Past Congestion Not Expected at Retail Ports

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2006 — The nation's major retail container ports are operating smoothly, and little of the congestion that has been problematic in past years is expected this summer or fall, according to the June Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Global Insight. "The ramp-up into peak season is... »

July 14, 2008
Oakway Fast Lane to close

The Eugene-Springfield area's late-spring rains seem to have brought forth a crop of budding new businesses and some retail transplanting. Fast Lane Coffee, a Eugene-owned chain of seven kiosks around Oregon, has announced plans to reconfigure its lineup of four local sites. The company's location outside the Oakway Center, at Coburg and Oakway roa... »

July 14, 2008
Disney Mobile, cool and family friendly

Every mobile-phone-service provider offers family minute plans and prepaid options to reign in jabbering youngsters. A couple have introduced special kiddie phones that can only call three or four pre-programmed numbers. But there's never been a phone service quite as family-friendly as Disney Mobile, coming to market in the next few weeks. Philade... »

July 14, 2008
Dippin’ Dots roll into home freezers

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Raised on a farm in southern Illinois, Curt Jones learned what a lot of farm boys learn: how to grow corn, tend pigs and make ice cream. He also learned something not many farm boys can lay claim to: How to blend those skills into a recipe for success, the multimillion-dollar kind. "We used to make ice cream at least two ti... »

July 14, 2008
Hurt in an autoaccident? Visit the mall

Doctors and trial lawyers may be at war over malpractice suits, but two lawyers and a chiropractor in St. Petersburg have joined forces to pursue a common target. Their quarry: auto accident victims. Their weapon: a kiosk at Tyrone Square Mall. "I've spent a lot of money on (phone book) ads, and that's never really panned out too well," says chirop... »

July 14, 2008
Target’s Trendmaster Keeps Moving

Trend guru Robyn Waters is perhaps best known as the mastermind behind Target's high-profile, high-revenue "design-for-all" marketing strategy. Since she left her post as vice-president of design, trend, and product development at "Tar-zhay," as fashionistas lovingly refer to the hip discount chain, Waters has gone on to form her own consulting fir... »

July 14, 2008
Former Metabolife Seeks Approval In Court for Ephedra Settlements

WASHINGTON—The former Metabolife International Inc. is seeking bankruptcy-court approval to settle $130.4 million in ephedra-related claims using insurance proceeds, and establish a framework for settling additional claims tied to the diet pills it once made. "Approving these settlements and establishing streamline procedures for future settl... »

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