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DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP reported a $350.9 million profit for 2017, driven by a beneficial effect to tax liabilities caused by the recent federal tax code changes. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI

Dunkin’ earns $350.9M 2017 profit bolstered by tax change, plans more...

CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin Brands Group Inc. reported earnings of $350.9 million in 2017, a 79.4 percent increase year over year that was primarily...
GAS PRICES IN RHODE ISLAND rose 3 cents in the past week, according to AAA Northeast. Over the year, the price of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline increased 1 cent in the Ocean State.

Gas prices start new year on an upswing, 2 cents in...

PROVIDENCE – With crude oil prices hitting their highest levels since 2013, gasoline prices began the year with a price increase, according to AAA...
RHODE ISLAND GAS PRICES declined 4 cents this week to an average of $2.52 per gallon. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKOS STILLER

R.I. gas prices down 4 cents this week; Mass. gas down...

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 4 cents this week to $2.52 per gallon, 9 cents...

Surviving the retail apocalypse

Retail dies when based solely on the concept of visiting a store for a commodity item. To thrive in today’s market and emerge from...
CUSTOMERS RIDE ESCALATORS in an H&M store in New York. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

H&M to open at Providence Place

PROVIDENCE – H&M, one of the largest fashion brands in the world, is opening a second location in Rhode Island, at Providence Place mall.The...

Milestone Recognition

Jared R. Neirinckx, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Rhode Island’s fastest growing full-service Firearms retailer, has just helped his organization achieve a...
LATEST TRENDS: Anthony Moreland, owner of Plato’s Closet in Warwick, offers the latest trends at discounted prices.   / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Franchisee: Anthony Moreland

Anthony Moreland | Plato’s Closet | WarwickThe Pitch: We sell gently used teen and young-adult casual clothing. Years in business: Two Employees: 13 Cost to obtain franchise:...
ORIGINAL TRIM: Apartments contain original trim details, including wainscoting, crown molding, and window and door casings. / COURTESY CHRISTIAN HARDER

Conjoined commercial buildings converted to luxury apartments, retail

Owner: HM Ventures Group 8 LLC Architect: Kite Architects Developer/general contractor: South Coast Improvement Co. Engineer: Allied Consulting Engineering Services Preservation consultant: Providence Revolving Fund Interior designer: ASH NYC Cost:...
Arnold Bromberg, right, co-owner of Benny's, is the grandson of the founder, Benjamin Bromberg. Bromberg was helping Karen Weihs of Tucson, Ariz., find an LED USB desk lamp. Weiss was a nurse at Memorial Hospital in the 1980s and stopped into Benny's recently while visiting a friend she worked with there. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

All 31 Benny’s to close by end of 2017

SMITHFIELD – After 93 years in business, all of the family-owned Benny’s stores will close by the end of 2017, the company announced Friday,...
ON THE ROAD TO HEALTH: Every Tuesday a group of CVS Health employees takes a 30-plus-mile bike ride, starting at company headquarters in Woonsocket. The activity is part of FitClub, one of the company’s 14 “colleague resource groups” that support employee activities. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

5,000+ Employees | 1 | CVS Health Corp. | CVS...

CEO (or equivalent): Larry J. Merlo, CEO and presidentNumber of employees: 149,000It makes sense that the health care provider and retail giant CVS Health...
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