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Local glove company swings into the majors

Local glove company swings into the majors

Al Harris August 11, 2009 8

When Atlanta Brave Vladimir Núñez stepped to the plate last summer, it was the closest Pete Vinci had ever been to the majors. Vinci and his son run a baseball mitt company based in

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Reshaping the retail landscape

Reshaping the retail landscape

Al Harris August 10, 2009 0

Frugal is the new black in Richmond. Total taxable sales during the second quarter totaled $2.64 billion for Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield combined, or 4 percent less the same quarter in 2008. But some

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Be aggressive. B-E aggressive.

Be aggressive. B-E aggressive.

Al Harris August 5, 2009 0

The mood at the annual Retail Merchant’s Expo was upbeat Tuesday. And the vendors, who sell their wares and services to retailers, almost unanimously agreed that to stay in business these days, companies have

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New retailer swoops in to fill Circuit City void

New retailer swoops in to fill Circuit City void

Al Harris July 9, 2009 2

A major electronics retailer is opening multiple stores in Richmond, possibly taking over some locations left behind by Circuit City

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Asking for change in response to panhandling

Asking for change in response to panhandling

Al Harris May 12, 2009 2

Local businesses, in particular retailers, say panhandlers scare off customers, even if there is no threat to safety. And a growing homeless population can also be a blemish for economic developers trying to show

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Former Plan 9 manager spins own record shop

Former Plan 9 manager spins own record shop

Al Harris April 17, 2009 0

After working at Plan 9 for 16 years, Jay Leavitt decided it was time to start his own record shop, which opened on Wed in a 325-square-foot spot on Robinson St. in the Fan.

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Comic book dealer’s secret hideout

Comic book dealer’s secret hideout

Al Harris April 14, 2009 0

Surrounded by hundreds of thousands of comic books, Brett Carreras shows the crown jewel of his inventory. The restored copy of Batman No. 1, the first appearance of the Joker, is protected by a

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Layoff protection plans: Marketing gold?

Layoff protection plans: Marketing gold?

Aaron Kremer April 9, 2009 1

At first, Danny Fisher wasn’t a fan of Hyundai’s new marketing campaign for “Total Assurance,” which would let a customer who had lost a job return a new car. Fisher, the general sales manager

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Working like a dog:  Richmond startup shows off its tricks

Working like a dog: Richmond startup shows off its tricks

Aaron Kremer March 24, 2009 3

Man’s best friend is a loyal and lucrative customer for a Richmond startup. Best Bully’s has quickly grown as a web-only retailer of organic dog treats. The company sells more than $1 million a

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Bankruptcy filings skyrocket

Bankruptcy filings skyrocket

Aaron Kremer March 24, 2009 2

A record number of people are filing for personal bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which is housed in Richmond

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