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THE REMNANT of the defunct Toys R Us chain is set to return this holiday season by opening about a half dozen U.S. stores and an e-commerce site, according to people familiar with the matter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Toys R Us, back from the dead, will open U.S. stores...

NEW YORK – Maybe American kids will only have to live through one Christmas without Toys R Us.About a year after shuttering United States operations,...
UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC. reported a profit of $57.1 million for the quarter ended April 27.

UNFI reports $57.1M profit for fiscal ’19 Q3

PROVIDENCE – United Natural Foods Inc. reported net income of $57.1 million in the company’s fiscal 2019 third quarter ended April 27, a 10.1%...
CVS HEALTH announced the expansion of its HealthHUB pilot program, expanding services and products offered at CVS Pharmacy locations. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS to expand HealthHUB program to 1,500 locations by 2021

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. issued a growth-strategy plan Tuesday as part of its 2019 Investor Day that include the expansion of the company’s...
TIFFANY & CO. reported a $%125.2 million profit for the first quarter of 2019. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Tiffany falls as sales slump amid decline in tourism spending

NEW YORK –Tiffany & Co. reported first-quarter sales that fell short of projections, while warning that tariffs will rise on the jewelry it sends...
U.S. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE rose in May, according to The Conference Board. Consumer confidence in current conditions also hit an 18-year high for the month. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. consumer confidence tops forecasts, hits six-month high

NEW YORK – United States consumer confidence rose by more than expected to the highest level since November as Americans felt the best about...

Dressbarn to close all stores after not operating at an ‘acceptable...

WARWICK – Dressbarn is set to close its 650 stores across the United States, including two in Rhode Island and one in North Attleborough,...
GOOGLE estimated that its advertising programs accounted for $398 million in economic activity in Rhode Island in 2018, including ads bought, placed and donated, as a result of the company's web search results. / COURTESY GOOGLE

Google: Ads, search generate $398M in R.I. economic activity in 2018

PROVIDENCE – Google LLC estimated in a report published Monday that it accounted for $398 million in economic activity for Rhode Island businesses, website...
THE MERGING OF CVS Health and Aetna grew net income for the combined company by 43% year over year in the first quarter to $1.4 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS earns $1.4B in Q1 following Aetna acquisition

WOONSOCKET – In its first full-quarter filing following the acquisition of Aetna Inc., CVS Health Corp. earned $1.4 billion in the first quarter of...

CVS Health plunge leaves Street clamoring for long-term clarity

NEW YORK – CVS Health Corp. has a chance to spur a recovery when it reports first-quarter earnings Wednesday. Shares were hammered after a...
Brenda Brock has taken the possibilities born of the land and created Farmaesthetics, a skin care line that has earned her many honors, including being named the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Knowing where you come from helps define where you’re going

Brenda Brock | Farmaesthetics founder/formulator/CEOTwenty years ago this spring, I opened a farm stand in Rhode Island with a group of close friends. My...
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