Trader Joe’s eyeing site near Pa. Convention Center for second Philly store

The Monrovia, Calif.-based grocery chain says it has “taken the initial steps” toward planning for a store at the 1324 Arch St. site.

David’s Bridal and Advanced Sports are preparing to leave bankruptcy, with new owners and less debt

Two bankrupted Philly retailers, David's Bridal and Advanced Sports/Performance Bicycle (run by new U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean's husband), look to survive bankruptcy reorganization and threats from China-based direct sellers

David’s Bridal and Advanced Sports are preparing to leave bankruptcy, with new owners and less debt

Two bankrupted Philly retailers, David's Bridal and Advanced Sports/Performance Bicycle (run by new U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean's husband), look to survive bankruptcy reorganization and threats from China-based direct sellers

Sears gets another chance at life, but path forward seems challenging

“We are pleased to have reached a deal that would provide a path for Sears to emerge from the Chapter 11 process."

Sears gets another chance at life, but path forward seems challenging

“We are pleased to have reached a deal that would provide a path for Sears to emerge from the Chapter 11 process."

Giant Food Stores will be getting a 6-foot-5, googly eyed robot to scan aisles for hazards

A robot will soon scan aisles for hazards like a fallen bag of sugar and alert workers to clean up the mess. By 2020, they will have the capability to scan shelves for out-of-stock items.

Giant Food Stores will be getting a 6-foot-5, googly eyed robot to scan aisles for hazards

A robot will soon scan aisles for hazards like a fallen bag of sugar and alert workers to clean up the mess. By 2020, they will have the capability to scan shelves for out-of-stock items.
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Sears' chairman Eddie Lampert stands at the center of fight for company

He plays several often-conflicting roles in what could be the retailer's final chapter. He's been chairman, CEO, lender, and largest shareholder — all at the same time. And he stands to win big if Sears survives.

Liberty Coca-Cola bottling execs talk soda, taxes, and tea, and how to make their messages resonate in Philly

Once co-owned by 76ers great Julius Erving and now-disgraced comedian Bill Cosby, Liberty passed back to Coca-Cola, which sold it to locally based executives in 2017.

N.J.'s most popular marijuana doctor ordered to stop practicing medicine

He faced allegations that he created a multimillion dollar enterprise by indiscriminately authorizing marijuana use for thousands of patients he met in hotel conference centers across the state.

The new Giant supermarket at 2303 Bainbridge St. is getting ready to open

The 9,500 square-foot store will bring about 60 full and part time jobs to the southwest Center City neighborhood.

Checkers and Rally’s looks to add dozens of stores in Philadelphia

“We love Philadelphia,” said Bruce Kim, the company’s director of franchise development. “That’s our customer base: the middle to working class folks that want a delicious meal at a low price.”

After 129 cases representing State Farm, a judge wouldn't recuse himself from a suit against the company

Montgomery County Senior Judge Arthur Tilson represented State Farm in at least 129 cases during a 15-year period that ended in 1993. He was appointed to the bench in 2001.

Opinion

ShopRite, Acme closings: The disturbing tradeoff when all we want is cheap groceries, delivered fast | Maria Panaritis

We are getting our groceries faster, and in some cases cheaper, than we ever would have imagined even a decade ago. But it's coming at a cost.

Eddie Lampert gets another chance to save Sears with new purchase bid

The Sears chairman and former chief executive officer must put up $120 million by Wednesday to get a chance to take part in an auction against other bidders.

Sprouts Farmers Market is opening a new location near Cherry Hill

This will be the Phoenix-based grocer’s first store in New Jersey.

Toymaker sues Louis Vuitton for the right to keep making pooey purses

Louis Vuitton has been trying to get Pooey Puitton pulled from the shelves by claiming trademark infringement.

Acme to close Lower Merion supermarket

Acme is closing its supermarket in Gladwyne for good on Feb. 16.

Survival of Sears hangs by thread as bid ruling said to be delayed

Eddie Lampert is struggling to convince bankers for Sears Holdings Corp. that his bid to keep the retailer alive is adequate. But he'll have a little more time to try.

I. Goldberg Army & Navy struggles after Center City rent hikes forced a move in favor of a Wawa

The new location at 718 Chestnut Street doesn't see as much foot traffic as the old site, and sales are suffering, third generation owner Nana Goldberg said.

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