Sears, Kmart To Shut Down 4 Bay Area Locations In Latest Round Of ClosuresThe company that owns retailers Sears and Kmart announced that it plans to close nearly 100 stores nationwide by early next year, including four locations in the Bay Area.
Walgreens Plans To Shut 200 Stores In U.S.Pharmacy chain Walgreens plans to close 200 stores in the United States as it seeks to cut costs.
Target Repairs Outage That Left Frustrated Customers Standing In Long Lines For HoursA computer glitch at Target stores has been repaired after thousands of frustrated shoppers were unable to purchase their goods at the checkout registers across the country, on Saturday.
City Wants More Retail Space In Plan To Turn Old San Jose Hospital Into Urban VillageSanta Clara County unveiled plans for a new urban village on the site of the old San Jose Medical Center in downtown San Jose. There's friction with the city over how much retail to put in the mix.
Dressbarn Closing All 650 Stores Nationwide Due To Lackluster SalesDressbarn, the women's clothing chain that's been around for nearly 60 years, is closing all 650 of its stores. The store has several Bay Area locations, including Fremont and El Cerrito.
Sales Tax Rates Rise Monday; Out-of-State Online Sellers IncludedA total of 51 cities across California are adding to their local sales taxes at the beginning of April, that's on top of the standard statewide rate of 7.25 percent.
Levi Strauss & Co. Prepares For 2nd IPO; Set To Start Trading At $17/ShareLevi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time on Thursday.
Apple's Top Retail Exec To Leave Amid iPhone Sales SlowdownApple's top retailing executive is stepping down amid a slowdown in iPhone sales that has raised doubts about the company's future growth prospects.
CEO Apologizes For Build-A-Bear Mall ChaosBuild-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John apologized Thursday for a sales promotion that overwhelmed several Bay Area malls earlier this summer.
Founder Of Iconic Tower Records DiesRussell Solomon, who founded the Tower Records chain that became a global phenomenon and changed the way people consumed music, has died. He was 92.
Walmart Sets Age Of 21 To Buy Firearms, AmmunitionWalmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website.