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Stories by Samantha Christmann

By Samantha Christmann » Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Halloween may not be until Friday, but that hasn't kept merchants from decking the halls. In a phenomenon known as the "Christmas Creep," retailers b... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brooks Brothers 346, an offshoot of men’s clothing store Brooks Brothers, will close its location in Eastern Hills Mall. The company is eliminating the line of 346 stores, which sell a less expen... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Foul, Lululemon. The Twitterverse is exploding with comments from Buffalo sports fans annoyed with a tile-work mosaic in the store's floor that spells out the phrases "wide right" and "no goal.... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Thursday, September 11, 2014

[caption id="attachment_2999" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kathy Walker, Tops associate; John McCaffrey, Tops regional vice president; Deb Cooley, Tops associate; Jamie Dekdebrun, Tops Clifton Sprin... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Thursday, September 11, 2014

Big Lots stores in Western New York have made some big changes to their inventory and format. Grocery has become a much larger focus than it was in the past. "Grocery is a really hot category fo... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Wednesday, August 27, 2014

[bn_youtube id="l4irb2K1p8E"] The Coolest Cooler crowdfunding campaign just became the highest-funded Kickstarter campaign ever. With three days to go, nearly 48,000 backers have pledged more th... Read More