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October 20, 2014

The Rise of Urban Shopping

As more people flock to urban areas such as New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, and even Houston, grocery & retail stores alike are expanding into the small store market. They want to feed and clothe both the new & current urban dwellers. So they opened smaller versions of their current stores. Take a look at what some grocery & retail stores are doing to attract the attention of the urban population. READ>


October 12, 2014

Noodles & Company: Mooresville Pre-Opening Celebration

As members of the Noodles & Company inside club, called Noodlegram, we were invited to a special pre-opening celebration of the new Noodles store in Mooresville, NC. READ>


October 9, 2014

Optimus Lime: Limeade Oreo Review

We recently scooped up a package of Limeade Oreos, a limited edition flavor, at our nearest Harris Teeter. Our taste taster, Floyd, was gracious enough to try these cookies and give us his feedback. Here’s his review. READ>


October 1, 2014

When Sales Go Bad: A Target Mystery

This week, Target is having a Campbell’s Soup sale. Each soup is just $.84. Add that to a buy four, get one free sale on Campbell’s Soup (& Goldfish Crackers) that Target is also having, and you have a pretty good deal on your hands. READ>


September 28, 2014

Roasting Now: National Coffee Day Deals

National Coffee Day is September 29! This year, numerous companies are celebrating the caffeinated holiday with free coffee offers. READ>


September 19, 2014

A Self-Serve Revolution

It was one year ago today that we first reported on the growth of frozen yogurt chains. In the past year, the industry has grown so much that we thought it warranted another look. Here’s just a taste of some of the froyo chains that operate in the US. READ>


September 11, 2014

The Extra Mile for Freestyle

In December of 2013, Zaxby’s, an Athens, GA-based chicken chain, announced that they’d begin offering Coca-Cola Freestyle machines in Zaxby’s restaurants. READ>


September 3, 2014

Exxon marks the spot. Or does it?

Exxon is educating consumers about energy consumption & economical ways to conserve it through their Energy Quiz. Visitors can choose from a variety of quizzes that Exxon has made available. The fifth question in one of these quizzes, titled “People & Energy”, should spark confusion. READ>


August 30, 2014

No Work, All Play: Labor Day Weekend Deals

Instead of you laboring to find the best Labor Day deals, we scoured the Internet and have them for you. Here they are, in no particular order. READ>


August 27, 2014

Tim Hortons, Burger King Merge

Miami, Florida based Burger King & Oakville, Ontario based Tim Hortons announced yesterday that the two fast food chains had agreed to an $11.4 billion merger. The merger will create the third largest fast food company in the world, after McDonald’s & KFC, with over 18,000 stores globally. READ>


August 25, 2014

The Grocery Store War Rages On

The Grocery Store War is a raging inferno that is engulfing the metro Charlotte area. Stores are battling it out for the title of champion. But will there be just one? Find out in our thirdinstallment of Grocery Store War coverage. READ>


August 16, 2014

Update: Downsized Miniature Golf

In August of 2013, we reported on one of our first downsized products. Except it wasn’t a product at all; it was a miniature golf course! To gear you up for what’s to come, here’s a synopsis of our original post. READ>


August 10, 2014

“Shark Week” Takes a Bite Out of Your Wallet

Shark Week has been the “King of Summer Since 1987″ & is a special weeklong event hosted by the Discovery Channel that celebrates one of the deadliest animals on earth. The release of Sharknado 2 on July 30 marked the beginning of this year’s shark hype. The general public won’t be the only ones celebrating Shark Week August 10-16. Companies will also celebrate with contests & donations, as well as “jaw-dropping” limited edition items designed to take a bite out of your wallet. READ>


August 6, 2014

Reusable Bags: The Trend that Keeps on Growing

A new trend is arising: reusable shopping bags. Yes, you heard right. It might not seem like a big deal or a new trend. You might not even know what I’m talking about. READ>


August 5, 2014

Dynamite Deal: Walmart’s Savings Catcher Goes National

Yesterday, August 4th, Walmart announced the national launch of their new ad-checking program, the Savings Catcher. READ>


August 1, 2014

Tax Free Holiday

Back to school sales are starting, and tax free days come with them. On these special days, you can buy specific items tax free. Here’s a list of tax free holidays in participating states. READ>


July 30, 2014

Premium Outlets Grand Opening

Charlotte Premium Outlets plans to open its doors to the public tomorrow. The brand new outlet center is located at 5404 New Fashion Way at the corner of Steele Creek & Dixie River Roads at Exit 4 off of I-485 in southwest Charlotte, NC. READ>


July 29, 2014

The Buck Stops Here: Dollar Tree Buys Family Dollar

Yesterday, July 28th, Dollar Tree agreed to buy rival Family Dollar for nearly $8.5 billion. Once the deal closes, Dollar Tree will have over 13,000 stores in the US & Canada, making it the nation’s largest discount retailer. READ>