4th Of July Retail Sales Like 'Black Friday' In JulyIf the sales are any indicator, it’s like Christmas in July as retailers pushed to make the 4th of July weekend the next ‘Black Friday.’
Best Places For Office Wear In San FranciscoIn San Francisco, office wear is basically casual. Nonetheless, both men and women will find a cluster of independent clothing retail shops along Sacramento Street in Presidio Heights. Gentlemen can also head downtown or to the Financial District for some traditional haberdasheries.
Chuck Williams, Founder of Williams-Sonoma, Dies at 100The home goods retailer said Williams died peacefully of natural causes Saturday.
Cyber Monday Was Biggest Online Shopping Day EverShoppers spent more than $3 billion online this "Cyber Monday," making it the biggest online shopping day ever.
Best Places To Buy Yoga Gear In San FranciscoYoga is a hot trend to not only get a great work out but also focuses on the spiritual, surrounded by it's own culture. Although there are several larger chain stores you can find apparel and gear from, we take a look at some of the best local shops in the San Francisco area.
San Francisco Retailers Struggle To Fill Minimum Wage Positions In Face Of Flexible Tech JobsSan Francisco has a unique problem with filling jobs – stores are hiring, but people aren't applying, and some are blaming tech.
Developers Aim For Affordable Housing, New Community At Alameda PointA new development plan is taking shape at Alameda Point that will bring affordable housing to the area.
San Francisco Giants' Modified Mission Rock Plans Include Shorter Buildings, Affordable HousingThe San Francisco Giants have modified plans for a mixed-use development near AT&T park to include shorter buildings and more affordable housing.
San Jose Looks To Revive Downtown Retail With Pop-Up Mall, Stores In Shipping ContainersLooking to revive retail in Downtown San Jose, one entrepreneur is hoping to create a pop-up shopping mall created out of shipping containers.
The Future Of Retail? Army Of Robots Now Helping Customers At Orchard Supply Hardware In San JoseSan Jose-based Orchard Supply Hardware, a division of Lowe's, has a robot helping customers. CNET reporter Sumi Das has more on whether the "Oshbot" is the future of retail.
Phil Matier: ‘Rainbow Girls’ Repeatedly Rob San Francisco Union Square StoresPhil Matier says a group called the "Rainbow Girls" has San Francisco’s high-end retailers on high alert after taking Union Square by storm in a recent rash of brazen robberies.
Proposed California Bill Would Offer Double Pay For Working Thanksgiving, Christmas ShiftsWith more and more stores opening on Thanksgiving, proposed legislation in California could ensure workers get paid extra for spending the holidays at work instead of with their families.