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Tiffany Men’s collection

THE STORY: This fall Tiffany launches a new collection, Tiffany Men’s, designed under its Tiffany 1837 Makers imprint. Created for customers with “a discerning...
A SIGN IN THE WINDOW at Bed, Bath & Beyond in Providence Place mall announced the store's closing. PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

Bed, Bath & Beyond says its Providence Place mall store is...

PROVIDENCE – Bed, Bath & Beyond, one of the early tenants of Providence Place when the urban mall opened two decades ago, says it...
THE CONFERENCE BOARD'S consumer confidence index decreased to a three-month low of 125.1 in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

Consumer confidence in U.S. declines by most in 9 months

WASHINGTON – United States consumer confidence posted the biggest drop since the start of the year as Americans’ expectations for the economy and the...
A DELOITTE STUDY predicts that holiday retail sales will be strong, as low jobless rates will overcome concerns about an economic slowdown and the trade war with China. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

What slowdown? Holiday sales seen jumping as job market booms

NEW YORK – Holiday retail sales will increase by 4.5% to 5% to more than $1.1 trillion this year as a strong U.S. job market...

Solar Therapeutics opens marijuana dispensary in Somerset

SOMERSET – Solar Therapeutics Inc. held a “soft opening” on Sept. 2, becoming the second recreational marijuana dispensary open for business in Bristol County,...

Walgreens joins CVS in asking shoppers to leave guns at door

NEW YORK – Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. asked gun owners to leave their firearms outside the store going forward, joining a number...

Consignment store moves into downtown Providence

PROVIDENCE – The Drop Shop LLC, a consignment retail store, is scheduled to open soon on Mathewson Street downtown, an area of the city...
A WIND-DOWN company for Toys R Us-Delaware Inc. has sued the state Department of Labor and Training to recoup excess self-insurance funds the company had paid to the state following the company's shuttering and firing of employees in 2018, / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Toys R Us wind-down entity sues DLT for self-insurance funds

PROVIDENCE – The wind-down entity of Toys R Us-Delaware Inc. has sued the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, according to federal court documents...

Trump tariff delay is a gift to retailers that feels like...

It looks as if the Trump administration didn’t want to be accused of ruining Christmas.The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Aug. 13 that...
A 10% TARIFF on some Chinese products on many holiday-shopping lists will be delayed by Trump administration until mid-December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

U.S. delays China tariffs on some holiday-shopping favorites

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration will delay until mid-December the 10% tariff on some Chinese products on many holiday-shopping lists.By granting a grace period...
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