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Stockton manager honored by Save Mart

Stockton manager honored by Save Mart

MODESTO — Save Mart has named the manager of its S-Mart Food store in Stockton its Manager of the Year. Vince McFarland received the company’s 2016 Nicholas J. Tocco Outstanding…

Food trucks offered new insurance option

Food trucks offered new insurance option

STOCKTON — The rising popularity of food trucks has prompted a change in insurance. Some companies now offer policies specially designed for mobile food businesses. Farmers Insurance began offering all-inclusive…

Promenade Shops up for sale

Promenade Shops up for sale

MANTECA — Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, which has been plagued by bad timing since it opened in 2008, is up for sale. Mayor Steve DeBrum, during his State of…

Restaurant Week shows off Stockton’s eats

Restaurant Week shows off Stockton’s eats

STOCKTON —Stockton’s Restaurant Week is Jan. 20-29, but Mile Wine Company’s executive chef, Justin Good, was already hard at work on the event’s special offerings in early December. “I don’t…

Amazon calls 2016 shopping season “best-ever”

Amazon calls 2016 shopping season “best-ever”

SEATTLE — Amazon says this holiday season was its best ever. The company said it shipped more than 1 billion items throughout the world purchased by customers using Prime membership…

Last-minute shopping? Here’s when the malls close

Last-minute shopping? Here’s when the malls close

MODESTO — If you enjoy the rush of last-minute holiday shopping, you’ve got lots of company. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 12 percent of shoppers plan…

Needful Things sells yarn, decor, taffy

Needful Things sells yarn, decor, taffy

TURLOCK — For Charlene Fry, owning her own store was a longtime dream. She and her husband had been involved in several other startups — including a sandwich shop and…

Firehouse Subs supports area firefighters

Firehouse Subs supports area firefighters

STOCKTON — If you like eating sub sandwiches and helping the community, Firehouse Subs may be the place for you. The national franchise opened a Stockton location on June 11,…

Cyber Monday deals now a continual stream of sales

Cyber Monday deals now a continual stream of sales

NEW YORK — Black Friday sales hit new highs, spurred in large part by online sales. However, those online deals may be cutting into the online sales barrage known as…

Majority of employees shop online at work

Majority of employees shop online at work

More than half of employees use work time to shop online, a survey from CareerBuilder found. According to CareerBuilder’s annual Cyber Monday survey, 53 percent of workers said they spend…

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