Retail http://nhpr.org en Adults Who Wear Kids' Clothing: Saving Money Through Size http://nhpr.org/post/adults-who-wear-kids-clothing-saving-money-through-size <p>I’ve got a little confession to make.&nbsp; For about three years now, I’ve been buying and wearing boys' underwear.&nbsp; Not toddler-sized briefs with Iron Man or Thomas the Tank Engine plastered on the butt, I’m talking about plainly colored, Boys' XL boxer briefs. The waist is the same as what I used to buy (a Men's Small) and the differences in style are negligible, but the price is another matter. In the case of one brand for example, Fruit of the Loom, a package containing three pairs of men’s small boxer briefs is $12.99.&nbsp; A boys' XL of the same brand contains four pairs, and is priced at $9.99 Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:58:26 +0000 Taylor Quimby 51884 at http://nhpr.org Adults Who Wear Kids' Clothing: Saving Money Through Size Can I Return This? http://nhpr.org/post/can-i-return <p>I decided to officially test the limits of a no-questions-asked return policy and recreated a few 'real-life' return scenarios to one of L.L. Bean's PR representatives. Here's his response:</p><p>You can hear the full segment, and Virginia's interview with Adweek's <strong>Robert Klara</strong> <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/32614-novelist-ismael-beah-economics-satisfaction-guaranteed" target="_blank">right here</a>.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:35:45 +0000 Zach Nugent & Word of Mouth 45653 at http://nhpr.org Can I Return This? With A Little Help, N.H. Hopes Unemployed Can Create Their Own Jobs http://nhpr.org/post/little-help-nh-hopes-unemployed-can-create-their-own-jobs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After citing the latest unemployment statistics, many media reports add a note about the number not including “discouraged workers.”&nbsp; Those are people who gave up after months of unemployment.&nbsp; But there is another, much smaller group of people who have decided to make their own jobs, by starting a business.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 38680 at http://nhpr.org With A Little Help, N.H. Hopes Unemployed Can Create Their Own Jobs N.H. Retailers Optimistic About Holiday Revenue http://nhpr.org/post/nh-retailers-optimistic-about-holiday-revenue <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire retailers are expecting their holiday sales to be up four percent, slightly higher than what's expected nationally. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire says 73 percent of those businesses surveyed are anticipating their 2013 holiday sales will be the same or better than last year. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:28:30 +0000 Associated Press 38679 at http://nhpr.org The Bankable Legacy Of Grand Theft Auto http://nhpr.org/post/bankable-legacy-grand-theft-auto <p><a href="http://www.rockstargames.com/videos/video/10851" target="_blank"><em>Grand Theft Auto V</em></a>, was released last week to rave reviews and record sales. The video game sold over 13 million copies in the first 24 hours and is <a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/grand-theft-auto-v-muscles-its-way-to-sales-record/?_r=1" target="_blank">projected to gross well over a billion dollars</a>. Rockstar’s satirical crime series has regularly topped video game charts, but it’s just as often been presented as “exhibit a” in the debate over violent video games and whether they have a real-life influence on players. <em>Grand Theft Auto III</em>, the first mainstream success in the series, was at the center of one such debate in the early 2000’s, but a decade later the franchise is more popular than ever.</p><p>Joining us to talk a little bit about the history of how Grand Theft Auto became a household name and its legacy on the video game industry at large is <strong>Dr. Jeremy Saucier</strong>, the assistant director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games. Also with us is <strong>Jamin Warren</strong>, founder of video-game arts and culture company, <a href="http://killscreendaily.com/articles/articles/grand-theft-auto-5-broken-reflection-los-angeles-deserves/" target="_blank">Killscreen</a>.</p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:17:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35546 at http://nhpr.org The Bankable Legacy Of Grand Theft Auto Nashua Holiday Stroll Drums-Up Interest In Buying Local http://nhpr.org/post/nashua-holiday-stroll-drums-interest-buying-local <p>After the leftovers from a hefty Thanksgiving dinner are put away, it’s become a tradition for many consumers to head to the malls. But one shop-local initiative wants to lure customers away from the huge Black Friday sales — and stir up some excitement about downtown retail.</p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 17300 at http://nhpr.org Nashua Holiday Stroll Drums-Up Interest In Buying Local Downtown Nashua Competes Against New Outlets For Holiday Shoppers http://nhpr.org/post/downtown-nashua-competes-against-new-outlets-holiday-shoppers <p>Nashua’s downtown retail district is located only a few miles away from mammoth chain stores to the south and the recently-opened outlet center to the north in Merrimack.&nbsp; As the holiday shopping season kicks off this weekend, the mom-and-pop stores face stiff competition.</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 17299 at http://nhpr.org Downtown Nashua Competes Against New Outlets For Holiday Shoppers Black Friday Backlash http://nhpr.org/post/black-friday-backlash <P>Black Friday has long been a post-holiday shopping tradition for many Americans. During the last several years, customers have found their favorite stores opening ever-earlier in anticipation of growing demand. This time around, <A href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/19/wal-mart-files-legal-complaint-o-stop-growing-worker-strikes-ahead-black-friday/">employees are fighting back</A> against the early hours.</P> <P><STRONG>Emanuella Grinberg, </STRONG>writer with CNN.com’s Living Section, joins us to talk about her article <A href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/15/living/black-friday-thanksgiving/index.html">“Retail Employees Fight Black Friday Creep.”&nbsp;</A></P> <P> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:48:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17179 at http://nhpr.org Black Friday Backlash