Chicago metropolitan area

  1. Sears and Kmart to Close Over 100 Stores After Slow Holiday Sales

    December 28, 2011 9:00 AM EST In a fast reaction to low holiday sales, Sears Holding Corp. announced Tuesday Dec. 27 that it will close 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores nationwide. In a press release, the company said it has seen a 5.2 percent drop in sales in the last two mo ...

  2. Sears Holdings Introduces Netflix-Like Service

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Retail giant Sears Holdings--parent of Sears and Kmart--has tossed its hat into the online video arena with the launch of a new Netflix-like service called Alphaline Entertainment. The service is powered by Sonic Solutions' RoxioNow platform ...

  3. NIU Shootings Affect Soulja Boy Date

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Due to the declared Emergency Status in the wake of yesterday's shootings at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, the university's Convocation Center box office is closed today, impacting a Soulja Boy Tellem onsale for a March 21 show ...

  4. Music, DVD Concerns Hinder Aussie Woolworths/Kmart Deal

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian competition watchdog has blocked a bid by Australian retail giant Woolworths to acquire mass merchant Kmart, in part because of concerns about the impact on the home entertainment retail market. The listed retail company was seeking ...

  5. Chili Peppers, Kanye, Wilco Lead Lollapalooza Lineup

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST To will be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. To will be held Aug. 4-6 in Chicago's Grant Park. News Grant Park ...

  6. On The Road

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the first stationary Lollapalooza festival at Grant Park in Chicago claim total attendance of 66,000 and about $3 million from ticket sales, with plenty more coming from merchandise and Organizers of the first stationary Lollapalooza ...

  7. Retail Track

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the continuing market-share war among wholesalers, Alliance Entertainment Corp.--now owned by magazine wholesaler Source Interlink--scored a big hit when it landed 400 Kmart stores. Read Ed Christm In the continuing market-share war among whole ...

  8. Retail Track

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the continuing market-share war among wholesalers, Alliance Entertainment Corp.--now owned by magazine wholesaler Source Interlink--scored a big hit when it landed 400 Kmart stores. Read Ed Christm In the continuing market-share war among whole ...

  9. Retail Track

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the continuing market-share war among wholesalers, Alliance Entertainment Corp.--now owned by magazine wholesaler Source Interlink--scored a big hit when it landed 400 Kmart stores. Read Ed Christm In the continuing market-share war among whole ...

  10. Shazam Recruits Fisher As CEO

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tech firm develops mobile software with Motorola. Tech firm develops mobile software with Motorola. News ...

  11. Handleman Losing 400 Kmart Stores

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman Co. has announced that its decades-long relationship as the sole music supplier to Kmart will come to an end soon. Troy, Mich.-based Kmart informed the rackjobber that another supplier w NEW YORK -- The Handleman Co. has announced th ...

  12. Handleman Losing 400 Kmart Stores

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Accounts going to Alliance? The Handleman Co. has announced that its decades-long relationship as the sole music supplier to Kmart will come to an end soon. Troy, Mich.-based Kmart informed the rackjobber that another supplier will take over 400 s ...

  13. Retail Track

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  14. Retail Track

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  15. Retail Track

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy and Kmart continue to test various ways of improving their supply chains. Read Ed Christman's column. News ...

  16. Retail Track

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handleman rack its stores. Read Ed Christman's column. Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handlem ...

  17. Retail Track

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handleman rack its stores. Read Ed Christman's column. Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handlem ...

  18. Retail Track

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handleman rack its stores. Read Ed Christman's column. Kmart is re-examining all aspects of its operations, including whether to continue having Handlem ...

  19. Sources: Kmart Reviewing Handleman Ties

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As part of a re-examination of all its operations, Kmart is considering whether it should begin buying music directly from the majors, instead of using its rackjobber, the Handleman Co. As part of a re-examination of all its operations, Kmart is c ...

  20. Apple Hits 50-Million Benchmark On iTunes

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Service operating at 2.5 million songs per week pace. Service operating at 2.5 million songs per week pace. News ...

  21. Jewel To Shine For L'Oréal Hair Color

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jewel has signed a worldwide deal with L'Oréal's line of Feria hair-color products to be part of a new ad campaign titled "Colour of Your Voice." The first TV ad debuts Sunday (March 14) in the U Jewel has signed a wor ...

  22. Jewel To Shine For L'Oréal Hair Color

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jewel has signed a worldwide deal with L'Oréal's line of Feria hair-color products to be part of a new ad campaign titled "Colour of Your Voice." The first TV ad debuts Sunday (March 14) in the U Jewel has signed a wor ...