With two weeks until the official start of the holiday shopping season, the nation’s retailers are gearing up for what should be another brutally competitive shopping period.
Album, CD business booms for one firm, even as streaming grows
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Wisconsin-based sub sandwich chain targets Indianapolis market
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High-end Nora furniture store to close at year’s end
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Gerald Paul, co-founder of Paul Harris Stores, dies at 95
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The chain’s 11th gym here will be an upscale version of what local members are used to. Also this week: Chuy’s restaurant and Vinny’s Drive Bar.
The shutdown of 96 more Sears and Kmart locations will leave just 182 outlets for the company, which was once America’s biggest department store chain.
The branding change comes 11 months after the 7-year-old brewery was acquired by Indianapolis-based Books & Brews.
Faced with the shortest holiday shopping season since 2013, retailers are trying to figure out ways to get into the minds of shoppers sooner.
The company said Monday that it will close 150 Walgreens-run clinics by the end of the year, but it will keep open more than 200 that are run in partnership with health care providers.
Tiffany & Co., which has one store in Indianapolis, owns luxury labels ranging from Givenchy haute couture to Sephora cosmetics stores, Hublot watches, Bulgari jewelry and Dom Perignon Champagne.
Indianapolis orthodontist Jeff Biggs has been putting smiles on people’s faces for two decades. Now he’s hoping to put smiles on the faces of orthodontists themselves with a new one-stop online marketplace to launch early next month.
A host of big-name restaurants has closed downtown over the past year amid financial struggles and disappointing sales.
The area around the old Lafayette Square Mall will have almost 110 ethnic eateries by the end of the year. Also this week: Sun King, Chick-fil-A and Boot Barn.
St. Elmo Whiskey, which is used to make the famous steakhouse’s top-selling cocktail, is the latest product offered by the restaurant’s retail affiliate.
The owner of longstanding local retailer Keen Children’s Shoes says she’s closing the store because it has become too difficult to compete in a changing retail landscape.
Also this week: YUJO Ramen & Boba Tea, Taste of Dubai, Which Wich, Marco’s Pizza, Bovaconti Coffee, State of Grace
One of Brown County’s newest tourist draws is also perhaps its most unusual. And it’s an integral part of the fast-growing family of local culinary/adult-beverage brands including Big Woods, Quaff ON and Hard Truth Distillery.
The new holiday forecast is above the average holiday sales growth of 3.7% over the previous five years.
The Indianapolis-based shopping mall giant announced Wednesday morning that it is partnering with Rue Gilt Groupe to create an online site that will allow users to shop for more than 300,000 products from at least 2,000 designers.