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.
Is Apple Getting Sweetheart Deals On Rent At Malls Due To Foot Traffic Its Stores Bring In?Because of the amount of foot traffic Apple brings to malls, in many cases, the stores are able to negotiate for a better rental deal.
Rest Of Nation Gets A Taste For Bay Area’s Blue Bottle Iced CoffeeResidents in the Bay Area have long known of the quality of Blue Bottle coffee, but now the rest of the country is starting to get a taste with their New Orleans-style Iced Coffee available in stores across the country.
Apple Ramping Up Eco-Friendly Efforts, Offering Free Gadget RecyclingApple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
Looking For Lottery Luck? Here Are The 5 Winningest Bay Area Lotto SellersRule changes to the Mega Millions draw and a the introduction of Powerball in California have led to some of the biggest jackpots in history lately. Is there a method to the madness? A way to find an edge on other ticket-holders? Probably not, but that won't stop us from trying.
Man Arrested For Burglarizing Petaluma Cellular StoresA 30-year-old man who burglarized multiple cellphone stores in Petaluma was arrested on Friday night, a police sergeant said.
ConsumerWatch: Same-Day Delivery Services Helping Traditional Stores Stay CompetitiveMove over, Amazon and E-Bay. Brick and mortar stores are also providing same-day delivery this holiday season. It’s a strategic move intended to help stores compete with on-line retailers.
Grocers Ditch Self-Checkout Lanes Over Customer Service, Shoplifting FearsRetail security experts have found theft — intentional or not — can be as much as five times higher with self-checkout than with human cashiers.
Downtown Walnut Creek Experiencing Economic BoomSeveral new stores, shops and restaurants have opened in downtown Walnut Creek, attracting bigger crowds to the area.
Bay Area Secret Santas Pay Off Layaway AccountsThe spirit of giving is spreading to Bay Area Kmart stores as hundreds of "secret Santas" have been helping to pay down customers' layaway accounts in time for Christmas.
ConsumerWatch: Which Retailers Are Naughty This Holiday Season? In a fashion similar to that of the Occupy camps, mall security guards in Roseville tried to kick out campers waiting out in tents for Best Buy’s Black Friday deals.
Apple To Close Stores For Steve Jobs MemorialApple will close its retail stores for several hours Wednesday so that employees can watch a webcast of a company-wide memorial service to celebrate the life of co-founder Steve Jobs, according to a person familiar with the matter.