Retail

Holiday shopping 2015: Cheap is the new cool

NEW YORK – Cheap is the new chic for holiday gifts. Jana Montero, who has in the past bought loved ones iPods and tablets for Christmas, has changed her attitude about gift giving: This holiday...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Olive Oil lovers lament: From Durango specialty stores to grocers’ shelves, bugs and fruit flies hit pocketbooks

After a serious shortage in olive oil this year, prices have come down, which is good news for foodies. But gauging the quality of the product is still difficult. Major Mediterranean producers in...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Some regional holiday treats and eats

If you bypassed Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Money, Noel Night and you are panic stricken thinking about the 15 shopping days left until Christmas, never fear. Many tasty, memorable...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Downtown Durango’s White Dragon Tea Room closing up shop

Over the last five years, the White Dragon Tea Room has morphed several times and on Dec. 31, it will change again, into solely an Internet business. For Michael Thunder, the change will allow him...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Downtown Durango’s Beads & Beyond installs storefront ‘visual puzzle’

If you’re walking past the 800 block of Main Street in downtown Durango, you may notice a window display a bit out of the ordinary. One meant to catch the eye and incite participation. Located at...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses look for strong seasonal sales

Coming off a strong end-of-summer season, retailers are hopeful El Niño will bring in shoppers for the holidays. Snow at the right times can drive business for Purgatory and in town, said Durango...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Robot keeps track of inventory for retail businesses

As long as consumers love low prices a trend will continue: the evaporation of the human employee. A Silicon Valley startup has unveiled Tally, a robot designed to help retailers track their...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

No coffee camping

WASHINGTON – You can get an espresso at Bread Furst, or a baguette, or a perfect piece of pie. But if you want to get some work done, be prepared: Owner Mark Furstenberg just might ask you to move...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Grocers target liquor laws in Colorado

DENVER – Colorado grocers on Wednesday launched a ballot effort to allow all supermarkets to sell full-strength beer and wine. The long-anticipated initiative is being touted as a matter of choice...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big retailers speed deliveries to shoppers

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Christmas won’t come early this year, but the gifts might. Just in time for the winter holiday shopping season, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Macy’s and other retailers are working behind the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez gets a new Dollar

Family Dollar is making its return to Cortez. Construction on the 8,200-square-foot store is expected to wrap up this year. The store is scheduled to open the first quarter of 2016, according to...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

How we make purchases is changing

Paying with a credit or debit card is changing, hopefully for the better. In the coming months, consumers will be receiving new cards with chips that will protect both the cardholder and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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