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Sbarro Pizza: What's the Point?

Bankrupt restaurant chain offers bad food at high prices

(Newser) - There are a lot of theories as to why Sbarro filed for bankruptcy last month—including “too-rapid growth” and the decline of malls. But Justin Peters has “a simpler explanation: Nobody likes Sbarro,” he writes in Slate . “Devoid of atmosphere, charm, and gustatory relevance, with no... More »

Teens Are Spending Again at the Mall

Sales are up, a promising sign for recovery

(Newser) - One of the retail industry's best friends is back: the teenage mall shopper. For two straight months, stores that cater to young consumers have beat sales expectations. One of the leaders, Abercrombie & Fitch, even snapped a 20-month streak in the red by posting an 8% sales increase in January.... More »

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