Retail en Trotwood Residents Petition To Keep Target Open <p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:34:22 +0000 Lewis Wallace 44730 at Trotwood Residents Petition To Keep Target Open Holiday Sales Can Make Or Break Local, Small Businesses <p>Shoppers are out in full force for Black Friday, traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year. And there are plenty of options when it comes to buying holiday gifts. Retail giants like Walmart and Target specialize in high volume, low priced goods that will draw shoppers in to their stores, but the holiday shopping season is one that many small, locally-owned shops depend on for survival.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jerry Kenney 42594 at Holiday Sales Can Make Or Break Local, Small Businesses Dayton Holiday Sales Forecast Gloomy <p></p><p>The holiday shopping forecast for the state of Ohio is better than last year’s, according to a study by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center, but the Dayton-area forecast is the worst in the state.</p><p>This holiday season Ohio retailers are looking at a 3.5 percent increase in sales compared to 2012. That estimate, produced by the Economics Center for the Ohio retail group “Focus On Ohio’s Future,” lags behind the national forecast of 3.9 percent. And it lags behind the same estimate last year, when Ohio retailers predicted a 4.2 percent increase from 2011.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:21:48 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42540 at Dayton Holiday Sales Forecast Gloomy Walmart Workers Stage One-Day Strike <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Workers at a Walmart store in Dayton staged a one-day strike Monday to protest what they say are violations of their rights. Some employees of the company are accusing the retail giant of retaliating against them for speaking out about wages and hours.</span></p><p>Labor groups and city and state legislators joined Walmart employees in a crowd of about&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">70 outside the York Commons Shopping Center in Dayton.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Scott Stringer has been a Walmart employee for five years.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:21:03 +0000 Jerry Kenney 42263 at Walmart Workers Stage One-Day Strike State Lawmaker Wants Retailers To Pay More To Employees Working On Thanksgiving <p>The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally been the start of the holiday shopping season. But this year, many retailers plan to open their doors with special sales on Thanksgiving itself. One Democratic State lawmaker says mandating employees work on that day is not right. Democrat Mike Foley explains he is introducing a bill that would require employers to pay much more to workers who work during that time.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 42021 at