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Abandoned shopping carts are becoming so much of a nuisance in some parts of Canton that City Council has passed a law to try to address the problem.

How Thrifting Changed the Retail Industry

Jan 12, 2018
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The landscape of retail continues to change, including the rise the thrift and resale shops. What’s more, they’re thriving as longtime retail titans continue to fall. Today we examine the business of thrift and resale shops and how they’re changing the retail industry.

How Thrifting Changed the Retail Industry

Jan 5, 2018
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The landscape of retail continues to change, including the rise the thrift and resale shops. What’s more, they’re thriving as longtime retail titans continue to fall. Today we examine the business of thrift and resale shops and how they’re changing the retail industry.

This Black Friday, holiday shoppers in Ohio could be taking more of their business online than in retail stores. Or they might do both at the same time.

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A new poll finds that a majority of Ohioans purchased produce from farmers markets in the past year, but how often varied by income and education levels.  

There are a lot of things that make holidays hectic: travel, cooking, making small talk and avoiding questions from your relatives about who you're dating and how school's going. That's typically part of what comes with holidays, but the chaos and disorder that accompany Black Friday, not even a true holiday, are something else.

You might see more cars in mall parking lots this weekend. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains one reason why.

Downtown Arcades Struggle To Survive

Jun 26, 2006

The word "arcade" might conjure up images of a large, noisy room filled with computer games located inside a mall. But a century ago, arcades were the centers of commerce in Ohio downtown areas. Few of these architectural arcades remain in the Buckeye State, and some of those face an unsure future. There have been other historic properties sold on ebay. Preservation Ohio executive Thomas Palmer is talking about the Dayton arcade. It's for sale on ebay for 4 million dollars. "If it's a way to get attention and a developer, more power to them." Says Palmer.