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With video stores and retailers closing their doors, retail real estate has had a tough half-decade. The cure? Urgent care clinics. more
Consumer confidence rose in December as Americans embraced more employment opportunities and persistent declines in prices at the gas pump. more
Nearly 100 percent of consumers search online for products and services, 91 percent have visited a store because of an online experience and 88 percent have been influenced by an online review. more
Gasoline prices have had a double-digit drop for the third consecutive week in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, reaching their lowest point in five years, according to AAA Southern New England. more
Michael Nallen, the co-owner of Oceans of Pets, competes with corporate giant PetSmart, which recently moved within five minutes of his Diamond Hill Road store. more
Eileen Howard Boone is the senior vice president, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy at CVS Health and president of the CVS Health Foundation. After removing tobacco from nearly 8,000 CVS locations nationwide and implementing more health and wellness programs, the company was given the Workplace Hero award by the American Red Cross Rhode Island chapter. Under Boone’s leadership, CVS Health donated more than $6.5 million to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations last year. Other praised initiatives included the Totes of Hope Program, the CVS Charity Classic golf tournament and the CVS Health Emergency Response Team. Boone has held this role for a little over a year and she most recently served as CVS Health’s senior vice president of corporate communications and community relations. more
After a rocky start to the holiday shopping season, U.S. retailers benefited from cheaper gas prices and an improving job market in the weeks leading up to Christmas, raising optimism that sales reached a three-year high. more
Amazon.com Inc. and other retailers are on pace to sell more products online than ever this holiday season, aided by early promotions and investments in delivery systems that helped avoid the widespread shipping delays of last year. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans’ views of the buying climate and economy. more
The world’s largest economy surged in the third quarter, expanding at the fastest pace in more than a decade, as U.S. consumers and businesses spent more than previously estimated. more
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