Greed

It’s the reason this happened:

Authorities say a teenage girl was trampled at a western Michigan Walmart store and suffered minor injuries after getting caught in a rush to a sale in the electronics department.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports the girl was taken to a local hospital Friday morning. Fruitport Township Supervisor Brian Werschem . . . → Read More: Greed

Downtown Retail Then and Now

I just note the small story on Downtown retail.  PG: Mayor’s roundtable to beef up Downtown retail district

From the archives and my friend Jim D are the 161 pages of: Who Shops Downtown and Why? August 3, 1989 by Jim DeAngelis.

Though as I noted yesterday with some stats, I bet at least some of . . . → Read More: Downtown Retail Then and Now

11 Intelligent Ways To Save on Textbooks Without The Bookstore

Textbook prices tend to rise at four times the rate of inflation for an average of $900 per year. It doesn’t take a college education to figure out there are alternatives to traditional outlets, but incoming freshmen don’t always know the ropes. Here are 11 ways to save this fall — none of which . . . → Read More: 11 Intelligent Ways To Save on Textbooks Without The Bookstore

Gift Card Advice as Borders Closes the Book on Business

In the wake of Borders recent announcement it’s folding up shop, those holding gift cards from the bookstore chain may have cause for concern. While the second-largest bookseller says it’s presently honoring gift cards, shoppers are well advised to use up their balances before it’s too late. We faced a similar situation when Blockbuster . . . → Read More: Gift Card Advice as Borders Closes the Book on Business

How to Save This Summer

The summer travel season is finally in full swing. While gas prices remain high, many major retailers are taking steps to cut costs for disgruntled drivers. Wal-Mart is leading the charge, reducing their fuel prices by 10 cents per gallon for the summer months. The retail giant will offer discounted prices at gas stations . . . → Read More: How to Save This Summer