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Stories by Samantha Christmann

By Samantha Christmann » Monday, February 9, 2015

One of the best commercials to come out of last year's Super Bowl was RadioShack's "In With the New" spot, which showed a crush of 80s icons, such as Alf and Hulk Hogan, tearing apart one of the... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Friday, January 30, 2015

Sunday is the big day. Millions of people will have their eyes glued to the TV, watching the action unfold and praying for a win. There will also be a football game. Super Bowl Sunday is the... Read More

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... 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... 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... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tops Friendly Markets has opened a store in Clifton Springs, which is in Ontario County near the Finger Lakes. Tops assumed operation of the 27,00-square-foot store in July and completed... 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... Read More

By Samantha Christmann » Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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 than $10.3 million to get the... Read More