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SHOPPERS USE SMARTPHONES at the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio.The digitally native GenZ cohort is predicted to change the face of the U.S, economy in the coming years, perhaps no more so than in the retail and cash management arenas. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Move over millennials, it’s Gen Z’s turn to kill off industries

NEW YORK – Millennials have been accused of killing so many products and industries – taxis, landlines, snail mail – that it’s become a...

Ocean State Job Lot partners up to bring wellness to 131...

Healthiest Employees: 2,000-4,999 Employees | #5. Ocean State Job Lot CEO (or equivalent): Marc Perlman Number of employees: 2,305Ocean State Job Lot in North Kingstown, a...

Dave’s Marketplace strives to counter an unhealthy abundance of temptations

Healthiest Employees: 150-499 Employees | #2. Dave’s Marketplace CEO (or equivalent): David Cesario, owner Number of employees: 475East Greenwich-based grocery chain Dave’s Marketplace is a company...

CVS Health puts wellness options within reach of all

Healthiest Employees: 5,000+ Employees | #2. CVS Health Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Larry J. Merlo, CEO and president Number of employees: 156,774Considering CVS Health Corp....
CVS HEALTH reported a $2.6 billion loss in the second quarter of 2018, largely due to a $3.9 billion pre-tax goodwill impairment charge for its long-term care segment. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS Health reports $2.6B Q2 loss, dragged down by $3.9B goodwill...

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. reported a $2.6 billion loss on Wednesday for the second quarter of 2018, or $2.52 per diluted share. The company...
TAKE THEM TO THE RIVER: Pontiac Mills in Warwick is a sprawling former Fruit of the Loom mill complex across from Warwick Mall that is being redeveloped along the Pawtuxet River into residential and commercial space.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Three years on, Pontiac Mills lofts starting to take shape, take...

Shuttered textile mills are complicated and expensive to redevelop into modern purposes. When a series of mill buildings is the project, the process can...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Jennifer Wood, foreground, executive director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice, helps provide legal access for those who either cannot afford it or don’t know they qualify for it. Helping out are interns Sydney Anderson, left, and Tallia Akay. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Legal Center helps those who need it

The legal landscape in Rhode Island changed several years ago, when a public-interest law center focused on the needs of families and individuals with...
CVS HEALTH CORP. has fired two managers of a Chicago-area store after they called the police on a black woman who was trying to use a coupon that they believed was fraudulent. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

NYT: CVS fires Chicago employees that called police on black woman...

PROVIDENCE – CVS Health Corp. has apologized and fired two employees at a Chicago CVS Pharmacy retail location after a woman posted a video...
RHODE ISLAND regular gas prices decreased 2 cents this week to an average $2.90 per gallon, 4 cents above the national average. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

AAA Northeast: Gas prices in R.I. fall 2 cents, rise 2...

PROVIDENCE – The average cost for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline has declined in Rhode Island this week but increased in Massachusetts, according to AAA...
AMAZON.COM is already putting pricing pressure on retail pharmacy store-brand medications at CVS Health and Walgreens, competition that will only intensify as the online giant integrates its recent purchase of PillPack. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SARA HYLTON

Amazon is already undercutting prices on over-the-counter pills

NEW YORK – As pharmacy chains await Amazon.com Inc.’s entry into the prescription-drug market, the online retail giant is already undercutting them for non-prescription...
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