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THE JOHNSTON TOWN COUNCIL approved a 20-year tax stabilization agreement on Wednesday, Sept. 15, for Amazon.com Services LLC to build a $290 million, 3.8-million-square-foot distribution facility on nearly 200 acres at 2120 Hartford Ave. / COURTESY JOHNSTON PLANNING BOARD

Johnston approves Amazon tax deal, moving $290M project forward

JOHNSTON – Construction is expected to begin in October on a new $290 million, 3.8-million-square-foot distribution facility for Amazon.com Services LLC in Johnston, according...

The right way to attract business

As companies labor to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic, some businesses that feel hemmed in by local or statewide workplace safety mandates have...
PRICES FOR ALL: Boscov’s, a family-owned department store, opened just a few months ago in Providence Place mall. Denise and Walter Budz, of Providence, check out with Islene DeOleo, sales associate. “There are prices for everyone here,” said Walter Budz, who spent 46 years in retail at Ann & Hope, Ames and Walmart. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. malls finding new ways to get people in the door

In one area of Providence Place mall, a couple of small children are working intently in a toddler-size veterinary clinic, treating a gray stuffed...

Health care delivery is coming closer to home

At its core, the retail success of Amazon.com Inc. has been driven by two things: giving consumers the convenience of shopping at home whenever...
AMAZON.COM is planning to expand its grocery footprint beyond Whole Foods, according to the Wall street Journal. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE KANE

Amazon plans to open dozens of grocery stores, WSJ reports

NEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc. plans to open dozens of grocery stores in United States cities, The Wall Street Journal reported, a move that...
AMAZON IS SCRAPPING a plan to build a headquarters in New York City. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JIM YOUNG

Amazon scraps plan to build a headquarters in New York City

NEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc. said it’s pulling out of a plan to build a headquarters in New York City, after a backlash from...

CVS Health named to FlexJobs’ 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs...

PROVIDENCE – FlexJobs, an online service for those looking for telecommuting, freelance and other jobs for remote workers, said CVS Health Corp. is on...
THE JOHNSTON TOWN COUNCIL on Sept. 15 will hold a public hearing on a proposed 20-year tax stabilization agreement for Amazon.com Services LLC to build a $290 million, 3.8.-million-square-foot distribution facility on nearly 200 acres at 2120 Hartford Ave. / COURTESY JOHNSTON PLANNING BOARD

Amazon’s record holiday shows consumers’ spending splurge

NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. reported a record-breaking holiday season as shoppers loaded their online baskets with items from Echo speakers to Calvin Klein...

Crossroads Rhode Island awarded $5M from Bezos Day One Fund to...

KAREN A. SANTILLI is the president and CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, which recently received a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day One...

Amazon awards Durfee High School $15K for STEM education, robotics

FALL RIVER – Students at Durfee High School recently received a $15,000 grant from Amazon.com Inc., for education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,...

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