retail http://kut.org en CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products http://kut.org/post/cvs-stop-selling-tobacco-products Saying it is "the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," the CEO of CVS Caremark <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cvs-caremark-to-stop-selling-tobacco-at-all-cvspharmacy-locations-243662651.html" target="_blank">announced Wednesday</a> that the company's 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:05:53 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9719 at http://kut.org CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products What Does Saks' Closing Mean For the Future of the Arboretum? http://kut.org/post/what-does-saks-closing-mean-future-arboretum <p>High-end retailer Saks Incorporated announced that it plans to close its Saks Fifth Avenue stores located in Austin’s Arboretum&nbsp;Market at the end of the year.</p><p>Approximately 64 associates are employed in the Austin store. The retailer says all affected associates either will be offered transfer opportunities or will receive employment separation packages. Saks will also be closing down a location in Highland Park, Illinois.</p><p>“Store closing decisions are never easy,” Saks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve&nbsp;Sadove&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120905005050/en/Saks-Incorporated-Close-Saks-Avenue-Stores-Highland">says in a statement</a>. “We are very appreciative of our many loyal associates in both the Highland Park and Austin Saks Fifth Avenue stores, and we are committed to providing them with needed assistance during this period.”</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:08:02 +0000 Hady Karl Mawajdeh & Wells Dunbar 5034 at http://kut.org What Does Saks' Closing Mean For the Future of the Arboretum? Mitt Romney, Urban Outfitters and the Politics of Cool http://kut.org/post/mitt-romney-urban-outfitters-and-politics-cool <strong></strong><em><strong>UPDATE:</strong> This blog post was updated on July 16 to include that NPR also sells shirts through Urban outfitters.</em><p><hr /><p>It's not difficult to find an Urban Outfitters store these days, but it's understandable that if you don't have a 16-year-old daughter, a penchant for owl-shaped drawer pulls or a belief that you look great in scarves, you may never set foot in one.<p>Let me paint you a picture: Customers enter and gravitate toward a table of quirky collectibles, leafing through a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Feminist-Ryan-Gosling-Imagined-Sensiti Sun, 15 Jul 2012 18:06:31 +0000 4686 at http://kut.org Mitt Romney, Urban Outfitters and the Politics of Cool Three Sprouts Locations To Close Next Month http://kut.org/post/three-sprouts-locations-close-next-month <p><a href="http://sprouts.com/">Sprouts Farmers Market</a> is closing three locations in Austin: the stores at <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2917+W.+Anderson+Lane,+Austin,+TX&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=37.0625,-95.677068&amp;sspn=54.928982,79.013672&amp;vpsrc=0&amp;hnear=2917+W+Anderson+Ln,+Austin,+Texas+78757&amp;t=m&amp;z=17">2917 W. Anderson Lane</a>, <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2805+Bee+Cave+Road+,+Austin,+TX&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=30.35836,-97.739096&amp;sspn=0.007397,0.009645&amp;vpsrc=0&amp;hnear=2805+Bee+Cave+Rd,+Austin,+Texas+78746&amp;t=m&amp;z=17">2805 Bee Cave Road</a> and <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=5601+Brodie+Lane,+Austin,+TX&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=30.270904,-97.789853&amp;sspn=0.007404,0.009645&amp;vpsrc=0&amp;hnear=5601+Brodie+Ln,+Austin,+Texas+78745&amp;t=m&amp;z=17">5601 Brodie Lane</a>. All stores will be closed by December 18, a Sprouts spokesperson confirmed.</p><p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:09:47 +0000 Nathan Bernier 3088 at http://kut.org Three Sprouts Locations To Close Next Month 2nd Street District Retail Occupancy Expected To Reach 92 Percent This Year http://kut.org/post/2nd-street-district-retail-occupancy-expected-reach-92-percent-year <p>The company that manages most of the retail space in the Second Street District downtown says it expects to reach a high water mark this year. <a href="http://www.amli.com/">AMLI Residential</a> says 80 percent of the square footage is currently rented, and that should grow to 92 percent "by the end of the second quarter," according to AMLI retail manager Carrie Holt.</p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:33:57 +0000 Nathan Bernier 656 at http://kut.org 2nd Street District Retail Occupancy Expected To Reach 92 Percent This Year