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Brian Ulrich, Chicago, IL, 2003, from the series Retail, 2002–2006.
In this Tuesday, June 19, 2012, photo, a shopper is seen through a window on display at a Lowe's store in Atlanta. Americans cut their spending at retail businesses for a third straight month, as a weak job market made consumers more cautious. Retail sales fell 0.5 percent in June from May, the Commerce Department said Monday, July 16, 2012. Consumers spent less on autos, furniture, appliances, building and garden supplies and other items from department stores. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
FILE PHOTO -- Shoppers at the Target store in Chandler. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
A shopper looks at expensive jewelry at Costco in Mountain View, Calif., Monday, June 13, 2011. Consumers spent less on autos, furniture and food in May, sending retail sales down for the first time in nearly a year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Think twice before tossing that store receipt. A poll conducted by Angie’s List, an online consumer-driven ratings service, said 64 percent of respondents reported having diffi culty making returns without receipts.
It's been a slow summer for many retailers, exaggerated by the declining economy that has left some people spending their discretionary income to fill their gas tanks instead of their closets or cuisine cravings.
Queen Creek Marketplace has two popular retailers opening their doors today — Bed Bath & Beyond and BevMo.
From left: Sami, Samer and Hane Shiha
In this June 13, 2011 photo, shoppers buy toilet paper at Costco in Mountain View, Calif. Shoppers go into Costco, TJ Maxx or a DSW shoe store looking for a bargain on something they need and end up splurging on irresistible finds.(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
The vacant Fiesta Village shopping center near Fiesta Mall in Mesa, shown Monday, July 13, 2010.
The Dish: Across the East Valley, bargain-seekers are expected to jam malls and shopping centers for the next month. If you’re like me and want to avoid the crazy crowds, here are five restaurants where you grab a meal and do a little shopping at the same time.
A handful of tourists strode along the shady side of Brown Avenue in Old Town Scottsdale, stopping in T-shirt stores and gift shops, soaking up enough air conditioning to survive the sizzling 112-degree heat.
SLOWER TRAFFIC: Marilyn Atkinson, owner of Atkinson’s Indian Trading Post, said the economy is soft but she has many regular customers who still shop.
NEW YORK - The latest reports from the nation’s merchants show that higher energy and food bills and slumping home values are pressuring shoppers so much, they’re being forced to nibble at the edges — buying single pillows rather than whole sets and opting for new paint instead of renovating.
In Friday’s Tribune, an item in the Retail Corridor column on Page A8 should have said Pina Cantone is the manager of Zolton’s Salon & Day Spa.
The Valley has the most retail square footage under construction of any city in the United States, according to a mid-year report.
WASHINGTON - Retail sales rose in March at the fastest clip in three months as warmer weather and an early Easter put consumers in a buying mood.
For Roger Maxwell, golf is his life. He’s also managed to make golf his living. Maxwell attended Oklahoma State on a golf scholarship, and went on to become a teaching professional.
WASHINGTON - Consumers battered by a multitude of economic woes came roaring back in November, pushing retail sales up by the largest amount in four months.
Vestar Development Co. is moving forward on a 900,000-square-foot retail development at Farrell Road and Route 347 in Maricopa.
Mesa resident Wes Holmes said he spent about 70 percent more during the last holiday season than he did the year before. He wasn’t alone. Sales showed a respectable increase in December, new figures show.
NEW YORK - Consumers took a breather last month, holding back a bit after September's shopping spree and giving retailers a mixed sales performance. Still, the outlook remains upbeat for the holiday season.