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Starbucks heads south of the border

Jul 23, 2007
The seemingly everpresent coffee-and-lifestyle retailer is looking to perk up its stale stock numbers with a caffeinated push in Tijuana, the busiest border crossing in the world. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico, Retail

It's a Starbucks world after all

Jul 19, 2007
Independent coffeehouses are finding it increasingly challenging to compete against the big corporate chains setting up shop all over New York City. Rents are rising and cafes operate in small change. Lisa Chow looks at what they're doing to survive.
Posted In: New York, Retail

Suit maker finds a good fit in U.S.

Jul 18, 2007
Hickey Freeman has been making men's suits for more than a century. The American company refuses to outsource production, but it still has had to make unconventional changes. Daniel Weiss reports.
Posted In: New York, Retail

A Google search for every site

Jul 17, 2007
The search-engine juggernaut launches a new service that allows individual websites to use the famed Google search engine as their own. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail

Retail's down, consumer hopes are up?

Jul 13, 2007
The Commerce Department said June retail sales posted their steepest drop in nearly two years compared to May. Yet, at the same time, consumers said they're more optimistic about the economy and their pocketbooks. Jill Barshay sorts it out.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

This trend doesn't come cheap

Jul 13, 2007
The new brand A Bathing Ape is the latest fashion craze for urban teens. Youth Radio's Ayesha Walker loves to shop, but she's not so hot on the high price for a hooded sweatshirt, and the fact that kids wearing them are targeted for theft.
Posted In: Retail

Will CEO's postings hurt merger effort?

Jul 12, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission has been trying to block organic grocery chain Whole Foods from buying rival Wild Oats, and it may have the ammunition it needs from CEO John Mackey's fondness for online chatter. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retail

I'll wear what she's wearing

Jul 12, 2007
A powerful public relations campaign is saving clothing company Steve & Barry's millions in advertising, thanks to the star appeal of Sarah Jessica Parker. Jill Barshay explores what makes such outreach so successful.
Posted In: Retail

Levi's may be dressed up to go public

Jul 11, 2007
After almost a decade of saggy performance, Levi Strauss is looking a lot more fit these days. And that's sparking speculation that the jeans maker could be in a position to go public again. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson goes behind the seams.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street

Cadbury finds itself in a sticky mess

Jul 11, 2007
Cadbury Schweppes is set to be sentenced by a British court for hygiene offenses, after it knowingly sold chocolate contaminated with salmonella. Stephen Beard takes a look at the case's impact on Cadbury's squeaky clean image.
Posted In: Retail

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