Business Slow As SF Retailers Enter In Phase 2 Of COVID-19 ReopeningOn day one of phase two for reopening business after the COVID-19 shutdown, overall foot traffic was slow but stores were eager to open and SF neighborhoods looked a bit more energized.
Trader Joe's Designates Early Shopping Hours For Seniors During COVID-19 PandemicTrader Joe's has designated early store hours for seniors and disabled shoppers who may need assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Social Distancing Proving To Be Elusive At Grocery StoresSocial distancing restrictions were still proving to be elusive at many Bay Area stores, despite attempts by shoppers and store owners.
Online Luxury Consignment Brand Opens San Francisco Flagship StoreThe RealReal just opened its first flagship store in San Francisco's Union Square, within blocks of the same high-end design labels it consigns and re-sells.
Shooter With Pellet Gun Vandalizes A Dozen San Jose StoresAt least a dozen San Jose businesses were targeted by a vandal armed with a pellet gun. Now, new surveillance video could help police find the shooter.
SF Supes Approve Rules For Recreational Pot ShopsSan Francisco supervisors approved regulations for the sale of recreational marijuana following weeks of emotional debate over where to allow new stores.
Levi's CEO Urges Customers Not To Bring Guns Into Their StoresThe CEO of Levi's is asking customers and employees not to bring guns into its stores, offices or facilities, even in states where it's legal.
Union Square's Skyrocketing Rents Pushing Out Some Of Its Biggest RetailersSan Francisco’s Union Square has faced a number of problems over the years, from traffic, parking, homeless, and construction.
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.