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Aug 1, 2013

Budget fashion chain H&M opens U.S. online store

STOCKHOLM — After several delays, Swedish budget fashion chain Hennes & Mauritz AB on Thursday launched its online sales operations in the United States. H&M said everything that is available in its high street stores — that’s Main Street to U.S. shoppers — will also be sold online. The online store, which was initially planned […]

May 28, 2013

Destination XL men’s store opens in Towson

Destination XL, which features clothing for men who wear sizes XL and up, on Tuesday opened a store in Towson, at the Yorkridge Center at 815 Goucher Boulevard.

Mar 11, 2013

MOM’s unveils solar energy plan

MOM’s – My Organic Market, of Rockville, a retail grocer of fresh organic and pre-packaged foods, the activation of rooftop solar panels on its store in Waldorf.

Dec 17, 2012

Nordstrom Rack to open in Columbia in ’13

Nordstrom Inc., a Seattle, Wash.-based department store chain, said it plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Columbia Crossing, a 475,000-square-foot shopping center in Columbia.

Dec 11, 2012

Truffles, fudge come to Berlin’s Main Street

BERLIN — When Connie Mayers decided to open a candy shop, she knew women would be her primary customers. So, to be successful, she designed her shop around what she thought women would like: chocolate and jewelry. “They come in and see the counters and the chocolates and then they turn around and see the […]

Oct 10, 2012

Wal-Mart to accelerate small store growth

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is accelerating the expansion of small stores, particularly its Neighborhood Market stores, as it looks to compete with a variety of rivals from dollar stores to drug chains. “This gives us the opportunity to build more stores for less money,” Bill Simon, president of Wal-Mart’s U.S. division told Wall […]

Aug 2, 2012

It’s a Second Chance for goods and people

At first glance, Second Chance looks like a second-hand furniture and building materials shop. And it is.

Jul 17, 2012

Some video stores stay alive as technology changes

HAGERSTOWN — It’s no secret that the number of video stores in the United States is diminishing. The culprit? The World Wide Web. The big shot players of video streaming like Netflix, YouTube and Hulu are the top spot holders when it comes to viewing movies and TV episodes online. In 1992, there were about […]

Jun 14, 2012

Lines expected when Wegmans opens in Columbia

Some businesses open with a ribbon-cutting and maybe some wine and cheese. Not Wegmans, the grocery store chain that experts say has carved out a “pretty untouchable” niche among higher-end supermarkets and a cult following akin to that of Apple. “We’re kind of like the Grateful Dead. People follow us,” said Wendy Webster, manager of […]

Jun 5, 2012

Md. comic book dealers see demand for Marvel

ANNAPOLIS — Bernie Coletta has already seen “The Avengers,” and if his nephew has his way, he will see it again. Not that the Annapolis man is complaining. Coletta is a comic book fan who is always looking to expand his collection. Aside from Thor, he hadn’t thought much about “The Avengers” characters. But the […]

Apr 4, 2012

Anthropologie, Lululemon coming to Harbor East

Harbor East announced that four new retailers will open stores by late summer in the trendy downtown Baltimore neighborhood. Totaling more than 21,000 square feet, they are: Anthropologie, a women’s clothing, accessories and home decor store, occupying 9,581 square feet at 280 International Drive in the Four Seasons Hotel; J. Crew, a men’s and women’s […]

Mar 28, 2012

At the Rotunda Giant, these sales are final

Dozens of shoppers at the Giant Food store in the Rotunda shopping center filled their baskets with groceries Wednesday morning, checked out and then bid farewell to the supermarket that had been a mainstay in the North Baltimore community for 41 years. As the last full day of business opened, many were filled with nostalgia. […]

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