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  • More stores say no to Black Thursday shopping Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Black Friday is just a month away. Some stores plan to open their doors early on Thanksgiving, while others are just saying no. Costco, GameStop and Nordstorm all announced plans to give employees the holiday off to spend with family. The trend to open on... more »
  • Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico

    March 28, 2014 6:07 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Nearly a million jars of untainted peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill. The $2.6 million worth of peanut butter is being hauled to the landfill in Curry County this week to expedite the sale of the bankrupt Sunland Inc., the peanut-processing plant in... more »
  • Apology over Bible flap

    November 20, 2013 7:43 PM

    SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA- Some unwanted attention for a Costco store in Southern California after a minister noticed Bibles labeled as fiction. Discovery Church pastor Caleb Kaltenbach says he came across the Bibles with "Fiction" written on the price tag in the store. He took a photo and posted... more »
  • Costco apologizes for California bible flap

    November 20, 2013 2:35 PM

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif.- A Costco store in Southern California drew some unwanted attention this week after labeling some of its Bibles as fiction. The Los Angeles Times reports that Discovery Church pastor Caleb Kaltenbach recently came across the Bibles with "Fiction" written on the price tag while shopping for a... more »
  • Metro Council approves Costco Wholesale plans Play Video

    May 8, 2013 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mega-store Costco Wholesale could open in Baton Rouge a year from now, after the East Baton Rouge Metro Council approved an economic development plan to pay for infrastructure and road improvements in the area. The retailer is investing $38 million into its 144,000-square-foot warehouse at the... more »
  • Leaders scheduled to discuss Costco deal

    May 7, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss the planned Costco store during Wednesday's Metro Council meeting. The wholesaler is planning a location at the intersection of I-12 and Airline Highway. Two items on the agenda deal with the future of the store. One creates an economic development district in... more »
  • Metro Council to vote on Costco deal

    May 6, 2013 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Costco Wholesale could open in Baton Rouge in a year if the Metro Council approves the creation of an economic development district Wednesday to pay for infrastructure improvements in the area. The superstore is planning a $38 million capital investment into its 150,000-square-foot warehouse on Dawnadele Avenue... more »
  • City leaders approve projects for Costco in BR

    January 23, 2013 12:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved some project specs for wholesaler Costco. The store is set to be built on the site of the old Coca Cola bottling plant near Airline and I-12. City leaders heard concerns from people about the plan. Some are worried about traffic in the... more »
  • Costco BR application to be considered in January

    December 19, 2012 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shoppers in Baton Rouge could soon have a big new option. Costco plans on opening one of their warehouse store locations near the Airline Highway/I-12 Interchange. The store would be built on the old, Coca Cola bottling company site. There are several businesses near the... more »
  • Planned Costco store causes traffic concerns

    December 19, 2012 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wholesale chain Costco filed an application with East Baton Rouge Parish to build a warehouse store at the old Coca Cola Bottling Plant near I-12. Costco said if approved, they intended to build a more than 144,000 square foot store and gas station at the site,... more »
  • Early retail reports suggest sluggish November

    December 3, 2009 8:07 AM

    Retailers reported sluggish sales results for November as a modestly positive start to the holiday shopping season wasn't strong enough to offset weak spending the rest of the month. According to early results Thursday, stores including teen merchant Wet Seal Inc., Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. and discounter Fred's... more »
  • October sales offer relief to merchants

    November 5, 2009 10:58 AM

    Consumers, enticed by cooler weather and an improving economy, spent a little more in October, handing the retail industry its second consecutive monthly sales gain after more than a year of declines. Even affluent shoppers, who had been tight with their purse strings since last year, spent more on... more »

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