Roanoke's leadership has been discussing bag taxation but this week set the process in motion. The Roanoke City Council on Monday scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. April 19.
A reader recalls the much-appreciated extra efforts of an Instacart shopper.
Snippets of our reporting in The Roanoke Times and The World-News from decades past.
Each year, the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce draws attention to local small businesses through Shop Small Pulaski, but this year they ste…
Retailers’ rules for delivery by Dec. 25 vary. Crate & Barrel’s deadline for standard shipping is Thursday. Lands’ End shoppers must order monogrammed gifts by Friday; the deadline for other items is Dec. 15. Macy’s and L.L. Bean give shoppers until Dec. 18 and 19, respectively.
PARIS — Vendors broke out in applause in the flagship Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris as eager shoppers returned for the first ti…
More people adopted puppies and kittens during the pandemic, and stores are pouncing to cash in. Petco is selling matching pajamas for dogs and their humans with snowflakes and Christmas trees. And Chewy, the online pet store, is getting more personal, inscribing pets names into bandanas, bowls or beds.
Black Friday is officially Black November. Also parts of October. And December, too.
A new family-owned jewelry shop has opened in Christiansburg.
The Montgomery County Christmas Store will be held in 2020, but because of COVID-19, there will be many changes to provide for the safety of s…
Small neighborhood retailers used to compete with Amazon by catering to local shoppers who enjoy browsing in person. That's still true — but in the six months since the pandemic began, a growing number are venturing onto Amazon's turf.
If you have not had the opportunity to stop by the Christiansburg Farmer’s Market this year, now would be a good time to visit.
When local journalist and assistant coordinator for the town Marty Gordon reached out to the Montgomery County Christmas Store to see if the o…
Grocery store chains across the United States are hosting special hours for the elderly and people with weakened immune systems so they can safely shop for essentials during the coronavirus pandemic.
Employees express growing unease with "Progressive Leasing," which is being offered to customers who don't qualify for the retailer's credit card.
Executives say it’s a surefire way to increase sales. But public health advocates say the trend is out of touch — and troubling.
Shoppers from across the region participated in Black Friday at Valley View Mall. Check out some of the holiday season sights at roanoke.com/gallery.
The 25th Annual Winterfest Arts & Crafts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, at the Floyd Center for the Arts, featur…
The mad scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas just got six days shorter.