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CEO shopping tips

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CEO-to-CEO gift giving, a $17 billion industry, can be tricky business; here’s what one gift-giving consultant has to say about the matter. “Gift giving is an important element of an executive’s skill set, particularly on a CEO-to-CEO basis, but most business leaders don’t have the time to learn the intricacies of high-level corporate gift giving… Continue Reading CEO shopping tips

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A key measure of consumer attitude has dropped to its lowest level in two years – and that’s not good news for the upcoming holiday shopping season. The New York-based Conference Board said yesterday that its Consumer Confidence Index fell from a revised 99.5 during September to 95.6, the lowest reading since 85.2 during October… Continue Reading Consumer confidence at two-year low, holiday retailers trembling

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Study ranks the fastest of fast-food eateries

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Wait time rankings Restaurant chains with no Colorado locations were excluded from the list 1 Quiznos 1:15 100% 2 Starbucks Coffee 2:08 91% 4 Carl’s Jr. 2:20 93% 5 Arby’s 2:21 90% 6 Sonic 2:25 84% 7 Chick-fil-A 2:40 94% 9 Boston Market 2:50 84% 11 McDonald’s 3:08 78% 12 Taco Bell 3:14 83% 13… Continue Reading Study ranks the fastest of fast-food eateries

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A burger, fries and an ice-cold coffee?

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The world’s biggest drinks maker, Coca-Cola, and Italian coffee roaster illycaffe have teamed up create ready-to-drink coffee products. The companies plan to seal the deal by the end of the year. The RTD global coffee market is valued at just under $10 billion and has grown an estimated 10 percent during the past five years.… Continue Reading A burger, fries and an ice-cold coffee?

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Dress for Success opens boutique at The Citadel

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Dress for Success, an affiliate of the Women&rsquo;s Resource Agency, has opened a boutique at The Citadel mall.<br>
Located on the upper level next to J.C. Penney, the 3,173-square-foot space includes room for client fitting appointments and clothing racks, as well as meeting and training space.<br> Continue Reading Dress for Success opens boutique at The Citadel

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Shoppers will be looking for the special deals this holiday season and spending will be a bit restrained, although consumers still plan to spend more this year than last — and that includes gifts for themselves.
According to the National Retail Federation’s 2007 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, conducted by BIGresearch, U.S. consumers plan to spend an average of $816.69 for holiday-related shopping. Continue Reading Consumers going conservative with holiday shopping

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Walgreens, AARP launch Web store

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Walgreens has teamed up with the American Association of Retired Persons to launch an e-commerce site and catalog. AARP.walgreens.com will carry more than 20,000 discounted health, beauty and wellness products. As an incentive to order online, the site will offer free shipping on orders of more than $50 and a 5 percent product discount for… Continue Reading Walgreens, AARP launch Web store

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One in five consumers is likely to buy a vehicle through the Internet, a dramatic increase from the 2 percent who said they were likely to do so during 2001.
“Cars Online 07/08,” Capgemini’s ninth annual automotive study, explores trends within the retail side of the automotive industry, focusing on consumer buying behavior, environmental issues, Web usage, lead management and customer loyalty. Continue Reading Consumers more comfortable buying vehicles online

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Colorado-based MolsonCoors and SAB Miller PLC, the brewer of Miller Lite, said they will combine their U.S. brewing operations in an effort to compete against industry leader Anheuser-Busch. The joint venture will be known as MillerCoors and will have responsibility for brewing and selling brands including Miller Lite, Miller Genuine Draft, Coors, Coors Light and… Continue Reading Coors, Miller team to fight Budweiser on beer-market battlefield

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National and local economists have gloomy predictions for this year’s holiday shopping season. “I’m predicting that spending will be soft at best,” said local economist Tucker Hart Adams. “Consumers are up to their ears and eyeballs in debt. The only thing that’s going to make them spend a lot this year is some kind of… Continue Reading City might need miracle on Tejon Street this shopping season

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