| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season.
On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Downtown's Urban Radish, the first gourmet market of its kind in the Arts District, celebrated its grand opening Saturday with a ribbon-cutting, samples galore and crowds of shoppers.
After the 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting, shoppers sampled Urban Radish's...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A hotly contested Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market had its soft opening Friday in Chinatown, where it was met by some of the protesters who have fought its arrival for more than a year.
The store, located on the ground floor of the Grand Plaza building at...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Wal-Mart is pledging to cut down or eliminate 10 chemicals found in household and beauty products currently on its shelves, the mega-retailer said Thursday.
At a meeting focused on the chain’s sustainability efforts, executives said they would...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Shoppers at a Wal-Mart on Crenshaw Boulevard described a scene of chaos and mayhem Monday night as unruly protesters stormed the store, tossing merchandise and trying to loot jewelry cases.
Police estimated about 150 people took part in the violence...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:45 AM
If you plan on buying one of Apple's new iPhones, you may want to head to Wal-Mart.
The retail giant has announced it will carry the new devices and sell them at prices lower than Apple and other retailers.
Wal-Mart said it will carry 16-gigabyte...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Ron Burkle, who became a billionaire reviving faltering supermarket chains, will try to turn the money-losing Fresh & Easy stores into a profitable venture.
Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. has agreed to buy the El Segundo chain for an undisclosed amount from...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:33 PM
If you're looking for a new iPhone 5 on the cheap, now is the time to buy.
A number of retailers have begun slashing their prices on the popular Apple smartphone, including Wal-Mart, which cut prices on the device by $60. The retailer now sells AT&T,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Looking for something a little different for dinner? The quinoa salad from M Cafe is bright, refreshing and filling if you're looking for something on the lighter side. Oh, and it's vegan.
Quinoa is cooked with finely diced beets, which tint the...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Like many grocery shoppers, Michele Ricketts dreads long checkout lines.
But lately, she's been breezing by the cash register at her neighborhood Ralphs even with the usual crowds at the store.
"In the last month, I have noticed it was faster," said...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:46 AM
With a flurry of new tech devices expected soon, Wal-Mart is rolling back prices on popular gadgets, including the iPhone 5.
The large retailer said Friday that it will now sell the popular Apple smartphone for $98 when customers buy a 16-gigabyte...