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  • READING, Pa.— Albert Boscov was the ebullient public face of a department store chain he built from a single corner store in downtown Reading to a regional powerhouse with dozens of locations in seven states and more than $1 billion in annual sales. The retailer's footprint is expanding— albeit slowly— at a time when major national competitors like Macy's are...

  • READING, Pa.— Albert Boscov, chairman of a century-old department store chain, has died. Albert Boscov was credited with driving the growth of the business established by his father in 1914 to sales in excess of $1 billion and employing more than 7,500 people. The Reading- based chain's website lists 45 stores in Pennsylvania and six other states: Connecticut,...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO Feb 8- President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family's sprawling business empire. After Trump's highly unusual move to use a White House platform to intervene in a...

  • I'm going to go get some myself today, "Conway told Fox News in an interview from the White House. The White House and the OGE did not respond to requests for comment. On Wednesday President Trump attacked department store chain Nordstrom Inc for dropping his daughter's products, drawing intense criticism for using a White House twitter platform to intervene in a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- A top aide to U.S. "Go buy Ivanka's stuff," Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News in an interview from the White House. On Thursday, Ivanka's brand was thrust again into the headlines after her father attacked department store chain Nordstrom Inc in a highly unusual move using a White House twitter platform to intervene in a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- A top aide to U.S. "Go buy Ivanka's stuff," Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News in an interview from the White House. On Thursday, Ivanka's brand was thrust again into the headlines after her father attacked department store chain Nordstrom Inc in a highly unusual move using a White House twitter platform to intervene in a...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO Feb 8- President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family's sprawling business empire. After Trump's highly unusual move to use a White House platform to intervene in a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family's sprawling business empire. After Trump's highly unusual move to use a White House platform to intervene in a commercial...

  • NEW YORK— Where the White House saw a father standing up for his daughter, an ethics expert saw an implicit threat. President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at Nordstrom, the latest company to draw his Twitter attention, saying the department store chain that decided to stop selling his daughter's clothing and accessory line has treated her "so unfairly."

  • NEW YORK— Despite a bumpy holiday season, chains like The Limited shutting down and department stores such as Macy's closing stores, the largest retail trade group says it's still optimistic that sales will grow this year— especially online. In issuing its forecast Wednesday, the National Retail Federation did caution that shoppers will remain hesitant until...

  • Feb 6- Eastern Outfitters LLC, the parent of discount chain Bob's Stores and outdoor retailer Eastern Mountain Sports, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, the latest U.S. retailer to do so amid increased competitive pressure facing the sector. Eastern Outfitters listed assets and liabilities in the range of $100 million to $500 million, according to...

  • The retailer, which is headquartered in Chile and has operations throughout South America, is controlled by Chile's Paulmann family. Improved regional economic prospects, especially in Argentina, Brazil and Peru, will also help buttress Cencosud's business units, it said. Cencosud runs the Jumbo supermarkets, Paris department store and Easy home...

  • Actress Jessica Alba, co-founder and chief creative officer of The Honest Co.

    The Honest Company announced a voluntary recall of its baby powder due to possible contamination that may cause eye and skin infections, USA Today reports

  • LONDON, Jan 12- John Lewis, Britain biggest department store group, said it needed to invest heavily in its online business this year after 40 percent of total sales came from the internet over Christmas, showing the speed of change ripping through the retail industry. The planned investment and the impact of a weaker pound since Britain voted to leave the...

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Britain's biggest department store John Lewis said it needed to invest heavily in its online business this year after 40 percent of total sales came from the internet over Christmas, showing the speed of change ripping through the industry. The drive to make online shopping fit more easily into customers' lives has ramped up sales and put Britain...

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Britain's biggest department store John Lewis said it would invest heavily in its business this year in response to the accelerating shift to online shopping, after it reported a 2.7 percent rise in underlying Christmas sales. The John Lewis Partnership, which also owns the upmarket Waitrose supermarket, said even though it expected profit to be...

  • Britain's biggest retailer Tesco reported a 0.7 percent rise in underlying Christmas sales in its home market, capping a year of recovery with a solid performance over the key festive period.

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Britain's biggest retailer Tesco reported a 0.7 percent rise in underlying Christmas sales in its home market, capping a year of recovery with a solid performance over the key festive period. Tesco, which like Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons have been battling with the rise of German discounters Aldi and Lidl, said underlying sales in its UK stores...

  • LONDON, Jan 11- British department store House of Fraser on Wednesday reported a 2.7 percent rise in underlying sales over the Christmas period, helped by record trading in the last two weeks of December. House of Fraser also said that Black Friday sales rose 2.7 percent compared to last year, with online business accounting for around 41 percent of total sales...

  • *Japan's consumer prices fall for nine straight months. TOKYO, Jan 11- Aeon Co posted a 51 percent jump in its third-quarter operating profit as brisk business at supermarkets, drug stores and discount outlets helped the biggest retailer by sales in Japan offset losses at its general merchandise stores. Operating profit for quarter ended Nov. 30 was 13 billion...