Retailers

Airport snags growing eyebrow boutiqueRestricted Content

October 15, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Simply Eyebrows is joining Indianapolis International's heralded collection of retailers.
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Finish Line, HHGregg step up their e-commerce strategiesRestricted Content

October 12, 2011
Greg Andrews
Traditional retailers are trying to connect with customers, however and whenever they want to do business.
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Retail trade group sees modest holiday sales gain

October 6, 2011
Associated Press
The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, expects winter holiday sales to rise 2.8 percent, to $465.6 billion this year.
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Jeweler plans massive sale in bid to escape bankruptcy

October 3, 2011
Scott Olson
Hofmeister Personal Jewelers Inc., which sought Chapter 11 reorganization in April, is asking the court to let it bring in a national consultant to oversee a huge sale that would begin next month and last until February.
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INSIDE DISH: Avec Moi in midst of startup tests

September 30, 2011
Mason King
Dish_AvecMoi_WatchVideoKris Parmelee pulled off a major career shift by switching from consultancy to the kitchen. But getting her home-cooking takeout startup, Avec Moi, off the ground has been tough.
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Some NFL teams would make for a more lucrative Super Bowl

September 24, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
A 2012 Super Bowl between the Chicago Bears and New York Jets is one of the matchups that would give local businesses plenty to cheer about, experts say. National Football League officials have told Indianapolis to expect 150,000 visitors for the Super Bowl. If two prime teams make it, the number will be closer to 250,000.
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Finish Line quarterly profit rises on strong sales

September 22, 2011
Associated Press
The Indianapolis-based retailer's second-quarter profit rose 24 percent over year ago, to $20.9 million, helped by strong sales in stores open at least a year.
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Retail sales in U.S. stagnate amid poor job market

September 14, 2011
Bloomberg News
Retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly stagnated in August as a lack of jobs restrained shoppers. Chains like Best Buy Co. and Target Corp. say a struggling labor market that’s battered confidence is hurting sales.
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WALTZ: It's past time for Congress to kill QuillRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Bill Waltz / Special to IBJ
It is important to remember that online sales taxes would not be a new tax. Sales taxes are currently owed on every retail purchase made over the Internet—they’re just not being paid.
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Hat World suing three former execs for contract breaches

September 2, 2011
Scott Olson
The federal suit seeks monetary damages and a permanent injunction prohibiting the men from soliciting customers and employees, and from disclosing trade secrets.
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Analysts react positively to Finish Line purchase

September 1, 2011
Scott Olson
The Indianapolis-based retailer's acquisition of an 18-store specialty running chain should produce better results than some past miscalculations, analysts say.
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Finish Line acquires 18-store chain for $8.5M

September 1, 2011
The Indianapolis-based athletics retailer acquired the chain in order to enter the specialty running market. The stores are located primarily in the eastern part of the country.
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Circle Centre wants Cinnabon out of mall

August 29, 2011
Scott Olson
A lawsuit filed by the downtown Indianapolis mall accuses Cinnaworks LLC, a franchisee of Cinnabon, of failing to pay its $6,751-per-month rent.
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Marsh outsourcing distribution to East Coast firm

August 22, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Marsh Supermarkets Inc. plans to outsource distribution services for all 97 of its stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. Marsh said 250 logistics workers will become employees for C&S.
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HHGregg shares plunge after rare quarterly loss

August 4, 2011
Cory Schouten
Shares of electronics and appliance retailer HHGregg Inc. slumped more than 18 percent Thursday morning, to a two-year low, after the chain reported its first quarterly loss in four years.
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Retailer HHGregg suffers rare quarterly loss

August 4, 2011
Scott Olson
The appliance and electronics retailer on Thursday reported a loss of $800,000, or 2 cents per share, in its fiscal first quarter ended June 30—just its second quarterly loss since going public in 2007.
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INSIDE DISH: 'Edibles' team returns with moveable feast

July 29, 2011
Mason King
Dish_Duos_WatchVideoBecky Hostetter and her husband, David, are applying lessons learned from the implosion of Essential Edibles to their new health-conscious food trailer, Duos.
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Prospects bright for Borders replacements

July 26, 2011
Cory Schouten
Brokers expect strong demand from other retailers, in part because the failed bookstore chain carefully chose its real estate, opting for locations near concentrations of affluent and educated consumers.
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Inspections find fewer Indiana underage alcohol sales

July 25, 2011
Associated Press
State inspections found Indiana's bars, restaurants and liquor stores doing a much better job of not selling alcohol to underaged Hoosiers.
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Borders liquidation another blow to retail real estate

July 21, 2011
Bloomberg News
Borders Group Inc.’s proposed liquidation will increase available U.S. retail space by about 6.3 million square feet as the industry struggles with near-record vacancy rates and stagnant rents.
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Irvington scores Ossip, set for streetscape project

July 19, 2011
Tom Harton
The Irvington retail trade area stands to get a big boost from two projects set to begin this fall: Ossip Optometry’s renovation of a historic building and a $2.9M makeover of East Washington Street designed to make the business district a draw for pedestrians.
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Borders turns the final page, will close all stores

July 18, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
The chain of bookstores will shutter its remaining 399 locations by September, including the few left in central Indiana. Company brass blame the changing book industry, eReader revolution, and turbulent economy.
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Massage franchise expanding Indiana presence

July 13, 2011
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Massage Envy plans to open nine new locations in Indiana in the next year. Five of those should be in the Indianapolis area.
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McNamara moving from Broad Ripple after 57 years

July 7, 2011
Scott Olson
The florist is moving from the Broad Ripple retail space it has occupied since 1954. Local developer Buckingham Cos., which purchased the property in 2000, is preparing for the redevelopment of Monon Place.
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Mike's unveils new design for new carwashes

July 5, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Two new carwash facilities in Anderson and West Lafayette will bring the Indianapolis-based chain to 39 stores.
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  1. In reality, Lilly is maintaining profit by cutting costs such as Indiana/US citizen IT workers by a significant amount with their Tata Indian consulting connection, increasing Indian H1B's at Lillys Indiana locations significantly and offshoring to India high paying Indiana jobs to cut costs and increase profit at the expense of U.S. workers.

  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/03-111.htm Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

  4. downtown in the same area as O'malia's. 350 E New York. Not sure that another one could survive. I agree a Target is needed d'town. Downtown Philly even had a 3 story Kmart for its downtown residents.

  5. Indy-area residents... most of you have no idea how AMAZING Aurelio's is. South of Chicago was a cool pizza place... but it pales in comparison to the heavenly thin crust Aurelio's pizza. Their deep dish is pretty good too. My waistline is expanding just thinking about this!

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