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Holiday shopping season off to record start

PROVIDENCE - Despite concerns about hesitant shoppers, thousands flocked to shopping malls Nov. 25 in what many are calling the busiest Black Friday in...

Just in time for the holidays: Local retailers taking on e-tailers

Experts say more people than ever will be shopping for holiday gifts online this year, but many brick-and-mortar store owners are no longer fretting...
SHOP SMALL: Susan Babin, co-chair of the Small Business Saturday Shop RI event, says the goal of the pop-up marketplace was to set up a central location to provide exposure to small businesses owned by people with developmental disabilities, women and other ­minorities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Small Business Saturday Shop RI pop-up sees steady growth

When business owner Jason Wood finished transactions with customers during the Small Business Saturday Shop RI event over the past two years, he told...
BUY LOCAL: Annie Philbrick, standing, owner of Savoy Bookshop & Café in Westerly, visits with customers in 2017. The shop is one of many Rhode Island businesses hoping shoppers buy local this holiday season. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

When local retailers do well, so does rest of the state

The National Retail Federation is projecting another strong holiday shopping season, with retail sales up between 3.8% and 4.2% over 2018. Many local communities...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has announced the return of the #ThinkPVD campaign for 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Will you make a point to shop local during the holiday...

The holiday shopping season is underway. One of the signature local kickoff events, Small Business Saturday Shop RI, will be held Nov. 30 at...

Small Business Saturday Shop RI returns Nov. 30

WARWICK – For the third consecutive year, Rhode Island merchants will be able to showcase their wares during Small Business Saturday Shop RI, set...
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