The Sept. 21 WaterFire Providence lighting was the scene of FoodForward, a “food innovation showcase” put on by RallyRI, an initiative created by Allan Tear, one of The Rhode Island Foundation’s Rhode Island Innovation Fellows. His goal is to “spark a startup revolution” in the art and design, food and beverage, social impact, and advanced-manufacturing sectors of the Ocean State economy. Vin Scorziello, one of the owners of Campus Fine Wines, was on hand to serve samples of five Rhode Island craft brewers to the public.
Rhode Island’s commonly called “Amazon law,” which taxes online sales by retailers that have a “nexus” or physical presence in the state, forced Nest4Less to move its office from Pawtucket to Attleboro at the end of August in order to stay in business, according to CEO Jesse Kenner.
Warren Equities Inc. has fueled its rise as one of the fastest-growing companies in Rhode Island with its successful marketing of petroleum products throughout the Northeast, driven by its founder’s unique business sense.
By Michael J. DeCicco Contributing Writer
United Natural Foods Inc. reported net income for its 2013 fiscal year of $107.9 million, or $2.18 per diluted share, an increase of 18.1 percent over its previous fiscal year, on net sales of $6.1 billion, an increase of 15.8 percent on the previous year.
Mall owners, the best-performing U.S. property stocks for four years, have tumbled to the worst as sluggish retail sales and limited opportunities to expand drive investors to look elsewhere for earnings growth.
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