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Gasoline prices dropped 2 cents in Rhode Island and remained unchanged in Massachusetts this week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
On the 2014 Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations, released last week, CVS Caremark Corp. inched upward to No. 12 from No. 13 on the 2013 list. Also making the Fortune 500 again were Textron Inc. (No. 228) and United Natural Foods Inc. (No. 427). more
Even in the Ocean State, not everyone knows their clams. more
Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. and Starbucks Corp. want a bigger chunk of your lunch money. Dunkin’ Donuts is introducing a new $3.99 grilled-chicken flatbread today, following Starbucks’s move last month to test seven new hot lunch sandwiches in some cafes. 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
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
The economy in the U.S. contracted for the first time in three years from January through March as companies added to inventories at a slower pace and curtailed investment. more
The average price of gasoline rose a penny in Rhode Island and was unchanged in Massachusetts this week, reversing two weeks of price declines in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. 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
United Natural Foods Inc. announced Thursday it will acquire Tony’s Fine Foods, a perishable foods distributor specializing in cheeses and deli products and based in West Sacramento, Calif., for approximately $195.3 million. more
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