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IslandTime Treasures Announces New Franchise Financing Program

We’ll Finance Your New IslandTime Treasures Business!

With a down-payment of $3,500 – you can now purchase your very own IslandTime Treasures franchise!

Last Minute Shopping Gives Weekly Sales Gain

Inside a mall in the Midwest
photo by bmm

NEW YORK – Consumers waited until the last minute to shop for their holiday gifts.

Ace Hardware Same Store Sales Up 6.9 Percent in Q3

Ace Hardware and Christmas ornaments
Ace helpful hardware man Lou Manfredini & Christmas ornaments/Ace

OAK BROOK, Ill.—Ace Hardware Corporation, a cooperative firm owned by thousands of hardware store franchisees, reported its third quarter and year to date financial results to its hardware store owners last month.

RadioShack’s Last Financing Lifeline?

RadioShack sign. photo by blue maumau
photo by bmm

With Wall Street watchers wondering if its in a death spiral, RadioShack announced on Tuesday that it has received $835 million in financing, thanks to the money bags of GE Capital.

Shopping Lull Sets in after Thanksgiving Sales

Holiday season sale
photo by bmm

NEW YORK – The traditional post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping lull set in once again as consumers settled in from the highly promotional Thanksgiving shopping week.

Holiday Shopping Kicks Off with Soft Start

NEW YORK – The 2013 holiday shopping season kicked off last week as some retailers this year opened on Thanksgiving to try to get a day more to this year's shorter shopping season of 26 days.

Chain-Store Retailers Post 2.1% Sales Gain for November

NEW YORK—Retail chain-store sales in the United States posted a gain of 2.1% for the fiscal month of November, on a year-over-year basis.

More Consumers to Shop Thanksgiving Week

NEW YORK—Retailers enjoyed another week of positive sales results as consumers began stocking up for Thanksgiving.

Holidays Look Good, Merchants Ready for Shopping

A Gymboree franchised store
photo by bmm

NEW YORK – Consumers took advantage of Veteran's Day sales and gave retailers their second consecutive week of positive sales results.

Celebrity Deathmatch: DMP vs. CRM

Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for joining us for tonight’s episode of Celebrity Deathmatch! For tonight’s match we have two very serious contenders. It’s old against young, it’s seasoned warrior against upstart. Let’s see who has what it takes.