December 27, 2012

At the back of the new Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in Reading, Pa., is a self-serve café setup with a sign that proclaims: “The Pot’s Always On. Have a free cup of coffee on us, and if you like, use two sugars … it’s been a pretty good year!”

From the sounds of things, there hasn’t been a bad year since the first Ollie’s opened in Mechanicsburg, Pa., in 1982.

May 12, 2010

Bi-Rite Market, a San Francisco landmark since 1940, has been named as one of the Outstanding Specialty Food Retailers of 2010 by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade.

November 29, 1999

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Berlin, NJ...