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OPPORTUNITY OFFERED: Connie Tang, center, president and CEO of direct-selling culinary product company Princess House, speaks with Jessica Viveiros, left, supervisor of sales administration, and Victoria Vilbrandt, vice president of marketing, strategy and solutions, at the company’s Taunton office. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Tang meets challenges, offers opportunity with Princess House culinary products

Industry Leader, Professional Services | Connie Tang, Princess House Inc.Connie Tang, president and CEO of Princess House Inc., leads a company that direct-sells...
ACUSHNET HOLDINGS reported net income of $43.1 million in the first quarter, an 8.7 percent increase year over year despite a slip in sales when controlled for currency exchange rate fluxuations. Pictured is the company's flagship golf ball products, the Pro V1 and Pro V1x. / COURTESY TITLEIST

Acushnet reports $43.1M profit in Q1

ACUSHNET – Acushnet Holdings Corp. reported net income of $43.1 million in the first quarter, an 8.7 percent increase from last year’s $39.6 million...
RETAILERS HAVE BEEN deducting returns for items bought online from their sales figures, affecting retail landlord's revenue. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Mall owners and retailers clash over avalanche of online returns

NEW YORK - Mall owners, already squeezed by e-commerce and spending billions on property makeovers to draw shoppers, have a new headache: retailers deducting...
DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP reported first-quarter profit of $50.2 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI

Dunkin’ Brands Group nets $50.2M in Q1

CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., parent company of the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins brands, reported profit of $50.2 million in the...
FAIRFAX FINANCIAL HOLDINGS Ltd. signed an agreement to buy the Canadian unit of Toys “R” Us Inc. for about $237 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JASON ALDEN

Fairfax agrees on deal to keep Toys `R’ Us Canada unit...

NEW YORK - Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., the investment firm run by billionaire Prem Watsa, signed an agreement to buy the Canadian unit of...

Reports of retail’s death premature

Earlier this month, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reacted to news of rising mall vacancies by calling for help for the “millions of workers who...
CVS ANNOUNCED a new tool for its retail pharmacists to help patients save money on prescription drugs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS announces program aimed at lowering prescription drugs costs

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. announced a new program Wednesday designed to save its customers money on prescription drugs.The CVS Pharmacy Rx Savings Finder...
GGP INC., owner of the Providence Mall and the second-largest U.S. mall landlord, agreed Monday to be taken over by a unit of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management Inc. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mall mergers accelerate with buyout of GGP, Providence Place landlord

NEW YORK - As the age of Amazon takes its toll on retailers, mall owners are finding it may be better not to confront the...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA vetoed a city ordinance amendment what would limit the use of single-use plastic bags on the grounds that it would inordinately affect low-income families. Elorza called for more community engagement and said he still supports the reduction of the use of plastic bags. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Elorza vetoes single-use plastic bag ban for now, requests more community...

PROVIDENCE – Saying that it would inordinately affect low-income families, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday vetoed a city ordinance amendment that would...
OCEAN STATE JOB LOT will hold its 10th annual "Savings 911" discount week from March 22-28, providing first responders and public safety professionals with a 25 percent discount. / COURTESY OCEAN STATE JOB LOT

Ocean State Job Lot to hold 10th annual ‘Savings 911’ discount...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot is offering first responders and public safety professionals a 25 percent discount at any of its retail...
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