Good news for retailers: the National Retail Federation expects holiday retail sales – not counting car, gas and restaurant purchases – in November and December this year to increase up to 4 percent over last year for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from...

After three years of construction, a new 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market has opened in Hoover, Alabama.  The developer of the shopping center spent millions of dollars tearing down an old grocery market there and building a brand-new structure in its place.  Star...

It is likely that after the first sign was ever put up inside a store the first consideration was how to set it apart from its visually busy surroundings.  The most effective solution was to simply aim a light at it. This continued to be the practice for many years --...

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