An outlier comes to Providence Place

INVOLVED: Jim Boscov is the chairman and CEO of Boscov’s, billed as the nation’s largest family-owned department store, which is moving into the former Nordstrom location at Providence Place mall. He said running a business doesn’t happen from an office, but rather on the sales floor.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
INVOLVED: Jim Boscov is the chairman and CEO of Boscov’s, billed as the nation’s largest family-owned department store, which is moving into the former Nordstrom location at Providence Place mall. He said running a business doesn’t happen from an office, but rather on the sales floor.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
While other department stores have closed as sales slip away with changing consumer preferences and a migration online, Reading, Pa.-based Boscov’s is an outlier. The company has shown steady growth, opening one new location every year over the last decade. Its 48th location is set to open at Providence Place at the end of September.…

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