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Retailing: Brand-Name Field Trips

The field trip for the 24 kindergartners from Woodside Avenue School has all the noisy excitement of the old-fashioned kind, with kids tumbling out of a school...

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 Shelter from the Recession

In the dismal U.S. retailing industry, home-improvement centers that sell everything from kitchen cabinets to grass seed have been a notable bright spot. Spurred...

Retailing: Credit for Kiddies

If his allowance is only 50ยข 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: 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: 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...

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: 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: 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: Fur Flies Again

Not too long ago, the furrier was one of U.S. retailing's most endangered species. Badgered by conservationists, women began passing up their cherished minks,...

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