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Students from two different schools in Rhode Island will be building a 13-foot canoe on the floor of the Providence Boat Show, which runs Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. more
Growing lavender on Garman Organic Farm in Middletown beginning this spring is one more step in the expansion of Farmaesthetics that founder Brenda Brock delights in, as her line of green, sustainable skin care products continues to blossom. more
The nonprofit Libraries of Foster would get a new home under a developer’s plan to build the town’s first-ever shopping complex. The project, called Simmons Crossing, would include a new library, restaurant, grocery, small post office and other shops near the Route 6 and Route 94 intersection. Above is librarian Kristine Chin, left, and developer Ann Valentine, in front of one of the town’s two library sites, on Howard Hill Road. The town must still raise money to help build the library, estimated to cost $3 million. more
It’s a store layout as familiar to New Englanders as the bright, red CVS signs dotting retail strips across the region: medicine at the back of the store, cigarettes and candy at the checkout. more
The idea that marketing is something that companies do is so ingrained in the business mindset that it’s impossible to think otherwise. Yet, that’s exactly what needs to happen. more
The abrupt March 13 departure of Alex and Ani LLC CEO Giovanni Feroce may prove to be little more than natural growing pains for a company that saw a meteoric four-year growth run during his tenure, or it could signal trouble to potential investors, say business observers. more
With a device roughly the size of an air freshener attached to the wall, Alex and Ani LLC can detect when customers are nearing its stores and send them positive-energy marketing through their phones. more
Rhode Island Antiques Mall owner Scott Davis has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of reasons to be closely monitoring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s development of new restrictions on the commercial trade of African elephant ivory. more
U.S. retailers’ first-quarter earnings are trailing analysts’ estimates by the widest margin in 13 years after bad weather and weak spending by lower-income consumers intensified competition. more
Direct selling may never totally shed the image of Tupperware and restless housewives that make it seem stuck in the 1960s. But the loosely affiliated networks of independent salespeople pitching to friends and acquaintances make up a formidable industry. Timothy J. Brown, president of Jamie Oliver at Home North America, is a longtime champion of direct selling and believes its heyday is now. After leaving Taunton direct-sales firm Princess House in 2006, Brown was looking for his next project when he fell under the spell of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, whose commercial empire has only begun to reach across the Atlantic. more
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