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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...
ORGANIC HEALTH: Kimberly Cornwell, owner and founder of Celadon Road Inc., an organic health and products company that sells mostly online, holds the refill size of her lavender laundry detergent, which has all-natural ingredients. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Local warehouse space in short supply with rise of e-commerce

As e-commerce continues to transform the retail industry, the demand for dependable, affordable storage space is on the rise in the United States.The trend...
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