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Church Retailing

TREND Houses of worship opening franchise restaurants and other businesses on church grounds HOW IT STARTED Pastors were looking for ways of reaching out to...

Retailing: Only 69 Shopping Days Left

Too early to start thinking about Christmas? Not at all. With the toy industry headed toward a record $11 billion in retail sales this year, spot shortages of...

Retailing: Avon Puts Tiffany Up for Grabs

When Avon, the queen of door-to-door cosmetics, bought Tiffany, the Fifth Avenue squire, in 1979 for $104 million, Wall Street's wise old hands wondered how...

Retailing: Credit for Kiddies

If his allowance is only 50¢ a week, what is a seven-year-old to do when he wants a $20 toy or a $ 125 toy? Well, he can always walk into the store and say,...

Retailing: Not Licked Yet

Throughout the last half of 1966, the high cost of food brought continuing complaints from housewives — and trading stamps came in for a clamorous share of the...

RETAILING: Rags to Riches (Really)

It is a select group of commodities that gain value with age and use: Rolls-Royces, Tiffany lamps−and now blue jeans. Faded Levi's, adorned with embroidery or...

RETAILING: Merchandise That Walks

In department stores, the dapper, boutonniered floorwalker is being replaced by batteries of hidden television cameras, constellations of elevated mirrors and...

RETAILING: Computerized Check-out

Bleeping and flashing at the checkout counters of a Kroger store in the Cincinnati suburb of Kenwood, the new device looks and sounds like something from a...

RETAILING: Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Downtown business districts have been losing customers to fast-growing suburban shopping centers, but a lively exception is Chicago's North Michigan Avenue...

Retailing: Introduction to Society

After years of denouncing discount houses as the slums of retailing, traditional retailers have begun to see the force of the old dictum: if you can't lick...

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