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Asia 'retail condo' idea catches on in Chinatown - Houston Chronicle
Several shopping centers in Chinatown offer businesses the opportunity to own their retail spaces. With its scores of shops, a supermarket and a sea of parking, there is nothing unusual about the look of Sterling Plaza in southwest Houston's Chinatown....
Abercrombie & Fitch Plans Further Price Cuts After 1Q Loss - Wall Street Journal
"Longer term, this is one of the few softlines retailers that has square footage growth opportunity, as the company is on the doorstep of becoming a truly international brand." Abercrombie & Fitch shares have pared their earlier loss and are now off 80...
Retail Sales in US Probably Steadied as Confidence Climbed - Bloomberg
By Courtney Schlisserman May 13 (Bloomberg) -- Retail sales in the US probably steadied in April as consumers gained confidence the economic slump may be easing, economists said before reports today. Purchases were unchanged after dropping 1.2 percent...
Soros Fund Cuts Petrobras Stake, Raises Retailers - Bloomberg
By Saijel Kishan May 15 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire George Soros cut stakes in his biggest holdings, Petroleo Brasileiro SA and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, and bought more shares of retailers in the first quarter. Soros Fund Management LLC,...
New Zealand Retail Sales Fall for a Sixth Quarter - Bloomberg
By Tracy Withers May 15 (Bloomberg) -- New Zealand's retail sales fell almost twice as much as economists forecast in the first quarter as the jobless rate rose amid the nation's worst recession in more than three decades. Sales, adjusted for inflation...
Economy slows big plans for Peachtree - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Retailers —- stricken by a deep recession and cash-strapped consumers —- have scattered. A mammoth complex along the route, called 12th & Midtown and announced three years ago, is still courting anchor retail tenants. And it could be years before some...
Retailers tag-team against shoplifting rings - Boston Herald
By Maria Halkias / The Dallas Morning News Professional shoplifting rings are making partners of fierce retail competitors that previously kept embarrassing losses to themselves. JC Penney and Target, Tom Thumb and Kroger, Gap and Pacific Sunwear,...
Forecasting US retail sales just got tougher - Reuters
By Emily Kaiser and Brad Dorfman - Analysis WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart's decision to stop issuing monthly sales reports may prompt more retailers to do the same, making the job of forecasting how much US retail sales rose or fell each...
2 retailers eyeing Spanish speakers are new to Tucson - Arizona Daily Star
By Dale Quinn and Mariana Alvarado Two major retail chains looking to cash in on Spanish speakers are opening stores in Tucson — demonstrating the growing buying power of Hispanics, even during tough economic times. El Super, a Los Angeles-based grocer...
Arkansas lottery retailers to be policed for fraud, officials say - Arkansas News
By John Lyon LITTLE ROCK — The legislation laying the groundwork for Arkansas' lottery does not require it, but officials say they expect the lottery system to include a security division that will be on the lookout for fraud by retailers....

List of defunct retailers of the United States

Across the United States a large number of local stores and store chains became defunct between the 1950s, when the chain-store format was introduced, and the 1990s, when many chains were either consolidated or liquidated. Some have been lost due to mergers. Below is a list of defunct retailers of the United States.

Many long-established catalog merchants have gone out of business in recent years.

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General Retailers and Traders Union

General Retailers and Traders Union (GRTU), or Association of General Retailers and Traders, is an association of small- and medium-sized businesses in Malta. It has over 7,000 members coming from 12,000 different business outlets.

It represents the small business community on bodies such as the Malta Council for Economic Development, the Planning Authority, the Advisory Board of the National Organisation, the Fruit and Vegetables Board, the Commission for the Self Employed, the Council for Consumer Affairs and the Traffic Control Board.

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List of retailers' cooperatives

The following businesses are or were retailers' cooperatives, which are owned by retail businesses, and provide centralised marketing and buying services.

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List of South Korean retailers

This is a list of retailers based or operating in South Korea.

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British Association of Toy Retailers

The British Association of Toy Retailers (BATR) is an association that represents their members to the United Kingdom government and the European Commission. It promotes the role of the toy retailer and the value of toys to the consumer. It represents about 75% of the toy trade. It is based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

The association also organises the BATR Toy Awards Dinner, a prestigious event where the BATR Toy of the Year award and other prizes are presented, including BATR Toy Shop of the Year. The one-day media-only event is held in association with UK Toy News.

The Toy of the Year awards began in 1965 and are presented annually at an awarding dinner held during the British International Toy Fair at Olympia in January. The criteria are that the toy must have been very popular in the past year and excited interest among customers and retailers in the toy market.

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