April 30, 2015

From international brands dropping anchor on U.S. shores and online players expanding in the physical space to familiar names with new formats and traditional start-ups, there is no lack of new concepts in the brick-and-mortar arena. Here’s a look at some with the biggest buzz.


July 21, 2014

Ross Dress for Less opened two new stores in the Pacific Northwest on July 19. T

July 2, 2014

According to Forrester Research, weather is the leading cause of business disruptions. From commodity demands and supply chain interruptions to community assistance, retailers know the power that severe weather has over their economic profits and losses.

April 9, 2013

Edible Arrangements has set its sights on the Pacific Northwest for an aggressive expansion campaign designed to open as many as 30 new locations in the near future.

September 13, 2012

Fast-casual bakery concept Corner Bakery Café said it has executed a deal with a franchise group to open the chain’s first restaurants in the Pacific Northwest beginning in 2013.

June 20, 2011

Utility expenses are Shari’s Restaurants’ third biggest operating expense, behind food and labor. In 2008, the 24-hour, family-dining chain began to take a closer look at how to minimize its utility costs. 

“We knew we couldn’t control the price of our utilities, but we could control the usage,” said Jodenne Scott, energy efficiency manager, Shari’s Restaurants, Beaverton, Ore., which operates 104 locations, primarily in the Pacific Northwest (all are corporate-owned). 

June 15, 2008

U.S. consumers are most loyal to Costco in the grocery, personal care and mass-merchandise categories,...

May 8, 2008

Macy’s Inc. announced late Thursday that Daniel H. Edelman, currently president and COO of San...

February 6, 2008

New York Finlay Enterprises Inc., which operates Bailey Banks & Biddle and other jewelry stores,...

September 30, 2007

In 15 communities from coast to coast, townspeople are cheering. And the joy is spreading,...

March 31, 2007

Master-Planning PlantationIn Plantation, Fla., a $350 million mixed-use redevelopment of the former Fashion Mall Plantation...

July 21, 2005

Brentwood, Tenn., Retail...