1. Articles in category: Retail

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    1. Amazon.com to start collecting sales tax in Massachusetts, but will it matter to consumers?

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      Amazon.com to start collecting sales tax in Massachusetts, but will it matter to consumers?

      Amazon and the state struck the bargain to start collecting tax here about a year ago after the company established a physical presence here in the state with research offices in Cambridge and bought robotics company Kiva System in Woburn for $775 million. Amazon recently advertised for 50 new employees and has promised to create hundreds of new jobs in the state in the next few years.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Western New England University   Springfield

    2. Big Y Education Express keeps chugging to deliver Western Massachusetts school supplies

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      Big Y Education Express keeps chugging to deliver Western Massachusetts school supplies

      “Big Y has long been dedicated to the education of the children in the communities we serve,” said Michele D’Amour, education partnership administrator. “The Education Express Program enables us to harness the power of our community and our shoppers to provide our local schools with the tools necessary to help educate tomorrow’s leaders.”

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    3. Mason Square supermarket in Springfield, other projects might gain from Working Cities Challenge

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      Mason Square supermarket in Springfield, other projects might gain from Working Cities Challenge

      A program run by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston called Working Cities Challenge could provide much as $700,000 in grant money on the table to help Springfield develop a full-line supermarket and bring fresh produce to the "food desert" neighborhoods surrounding Mason Square.

      "We are also hoping to do some workforce development if we get the Working Cities grant," said A. John “Jay” Minkarah, president and CEO of DevelopSpringfield, a public-private group  focused on economic development in the city.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Big Y Foods   MassMutual

    4. Mama Iguana's restaurant owner Claudio Guerra: Right concept would have worked at his Springfield location | masslive.com

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      Mama Iguana's restaurant owner Claudio Guerra: Right concept would have worked at his Springfield location | masslive.com

      Mama Iguana's owner Claudio Guerra said Monday the concept behind his Springfield restaurant, and his execution of that concept, led to the restaurant's demise, not a general reluctance to dine out in the city.  'I'm the first to admit that I goofed,' Guerra, who rented the site from developer Peter Pappas, said. 'But I know that the right concept, executed well, would succeed there. It's a great location.'

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Basketball Hall of Fame

    5. Making a Scene | BusinessWest

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      Making a Scene | BusinessWest

      Recognizing the economic-development potential of the arts, in 2011 Easthampton designated ECA a city committee. Today, it’s funded through the municipal budget, state grants, and private donations, and Maxey works out of the remodeled former town hall, along with a few other creative businesses.  Jean-Pierre Pache was the first tenant in the remodeled building, moving Eastmont Custom Framing — a business he started in 2001 — as well as a small art studio, to the historic property. As one of the more than 240 artists active with ECA, he said he has seen the town’s creative community boost more than ...

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      Mentions:   Easthampton

    6. Big Y, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to create 'Big Y Express' convenience store featuring fuel in Lee | masslive.com

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      Big Y, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to create 'Big Y Express' convenience store featuring fuel in Lee | masslive.com

      Big Y Foods Inc. and F.L. Roberts & Co. are joining forces to develop their own convenience store brand featuring fuel called 'Big Y Express' with the first store to open sometime this fall in Lee, off exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike.  The partnership marks the latest alliance between the two longtime Springfield-based businesses, and represents Big Y's first foray into the vehicle fueling market, following grocery competitors such as Stop & Shop and large warehouse clubs like Costco.

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    7. Big Y Foods, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to form new brand of convenience store | masslive

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      Big Y Foods, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to form new brand of convenience store | masslive

      Big Y Foods, Inc. and F.L. Roberts & Co., Inc., have announced a partnership to develop their own brand of convenience stores with fuel under the name Big Y Express. The first facility will open in this fall in Lee at Exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods

    8. Big Y pulls out of Holyoke project, citing 'increasing costs' and 'unforeseen conditions'

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      Big Y pulls out of Holyoke project, citing 'increasing costs' and 'unforeseen conditions'

      Big Y Foods Inc. will not move forward with plans for a supermarket in Holyoke. "Economic conditions as well as increasing costs due to time and unforeseen conditions have altered the business model for their proposed location at the former Atlas-Copco site located on the northeast side of the intersection of Homestead Avenue and Lower Westfield Road," the chain wrote in an emailed news release Wednesday. "Coupled with the slow economic recovery and uncertainty in the region, the proposed site no longer fits with the company's long term objectives."

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Holyoke

    9. Yankee Candle CEO says Mass. manufacturing will remain in place after firm is sold - Boston Business Journal

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      Yankee Candle CEO says Mass. manufacturing will remain in place after firm is sold - Boston Business Journal

      One of the unusual things about Yankee Candle Co. is that the retail chain actually makes the bulk of its products that it sells, right here in Massachusetts. That’s not going to change, Yankee Candle CEO Harlan Kent tells me, at least not anytime soon now that the company is about to change hands.  “I don’t think that’s going to change going forward,” Kent says. “We have a world class, very competitive candle manufacturing operations here. We think the benefits of it are significant.”  Chicago private equity firm Madison Dearborn has reached a $1.75 billion deal ...

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle Co.   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    10. Jarden buying Yankee Candle for about $1.75B | masslive

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      Jarden buying Yankee Candle for about $1.75B | masslive

      Jarden Corp. founder and CEO Martin Franklin said in a statement Tuesday that this is the Rye, N.Y.-based company's first significant acquisition since April 2010.  Yankee Candle President and CEO Harlan Kent said the buyout gives Yankee Candle the resources and scale to strengthen its existing product development and distribution capabilities.  Yankee Candle will become a part of Jarden's branded consumables division, which will now make up about 35 percent of the company's total sales.

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    11. Big Y completes Ludlow renovation

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      Big Y completes Ludlow renovation

      Big Y Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the renovations at their Ludlow World Class Market at 433 Center St. The $1.3 million renovation effort began in May and included renovations in all departments, including a completely renovated bakery, take out foods, international deli, seafood and meat departments. The 56,218-square-foot store opened in 1970 and was last updated in 2001.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Chicopee

    12. Family Wireless shuts down, cites conflict with Verizon

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      Family Wireless shuts down, cites conflict with Verizon

      The locally owned Family Wireless chain of cellphone stores has shut down, claiming carrier Verizon won't provide it with enough options and products to sell customers.  'We cannot survive on the meager options Verizon has left us with,' a voice on the company's voice-mail system said Monday. Without Verizon the business cannot provide wireless service.  Verizon issued a statement denying any role in the decision by Family Wireless to close and stating it has a current contract with the business.  Family Wireless operates six locations, with stores in Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Lee, South Hadley, Southwick and Westfield.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield

    13. Lia Auto Group opens Lia Kia on King Street in Northampton

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      Lia Auto Group opens Lia Kia on King Street in Northampton

      The Lia Auto Group, which includes 17 dealerships in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, has announced the opening of Lia Kia. The dealership, located at 263 King Street in Northampton, opened July 25. It is the former Agway location. Now through August 31st, the Northampton Kia dealership is running a grand opening giveaway. Customers can walk in and enter to win a three year lease on a brand new 2013 Kia Optima. People can also enter by visiting www.LiaKiaOfNorthampton.com

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    14. TommyCar dealership building continues at old Kollmorgen site in Northampton; environmental tests clear project

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      TommyCar dealership building continues at old Kollmorgen site in Northampton; environmental tests clear project

      TommyCar Automotive Group bought the five-acre lot last year for $1.8 million, demolished the Kollmorgen building and is constructing Volkswagen and Hyundai dealerships there. The state Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration visited the site last week after workers reported smelling fumes at an excavation site. O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates, an environmental company from Springfield, was brought in to take soil samples.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    15. Former Kollmorgen site in Northampton inspected for contamination after fumes detected during construction work

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      Former Kollmorgen site in Northampton inspected for contamination after fumes detected during construction work

      TommyCar Auto Group, which also owns car dealerships in Hadley and Greenfield, bought the five-acre parcel last year for $1.8 million. It is moving its Volkswagen dealership to the site from around the corner on Damon Road and adding a new Hyundai dealership on the property. Both the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration visited the site last week to investigate a report that several workers smelled fumes coming from an excavation site and that the fumes made one of them ill. The Northampton Fire Department has ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Greenfield

    16. Walmart announces plans for Holyoke store

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      Walmart announces plans for Holyoke store

      Walmart ended the speculation Tuesday and announced that it is the mystery retailer planning to build at 222 Whiting Farms Rd., between Autumn and Lynch Drives. Company spokesman Chris Buchanan said Walmart is currently finalizing its traffic plans to submit to the city at some point this summer. Those plans will be publicly available for review.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Chicopee

    17. Another hearing scheduled in Stop & Shop vs. Cernak Buick lawsuit over proposed Easthampton supermarket

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      Another hearing scheduled in Stop & Shop vs. Cernak Buick lawsuit over proposed Easthampton supermarket

      Lawyers involved in the more than three-year-old Stop & Shop-Cernak lawsuit will be back in court Thursday, bringing an old matter back before Judge Bertha D. Josephson. In March, Superior Court Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder ruled that there was no violation of due process during Planning Board proceedings, but in April he scheduled the new hearing on the first count of the lawsuit, which argues that the Planning Board's decision to issue the permit to Stop & Shop in January 2010 was "arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law."

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Easthampton

    18. Holyoke talking with developer about large retail store on Whiting Farms Road

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      Holyoke talking with developer about large retail store on Whiting Farms Road

      Mayor Alex B. Morse said Thursday he will meet Tuesday with representatives of a developer that has a purchase and sale agreement for 18 acres that the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department owns at 222 Whiting Farms Road.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

    19. Holyoke $16 million retail project with Big Y still set for construction to begin in 2014

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      Holyoke $16 million retail project with Big Y still set for construction to begin in 2014

      Some residents have said they are eager for the Big Y to open for an alternative to the two Stop & Shop supermarkets here. The project will provide 250 jobs and $400,000 a year in property tax revenue in addition to reviving a mostly dormant site.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   O'Connell Companies

    20. In a Class by Itself | BusinessWest

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      In a Class by Itself | BusinessWest

      John Williamson says Northampton has a magnetic quality that draws a broad spectrum of people to its businesses, restaurants, retail shops, and entertainment venues. And that quality has allowed commercial real estate not only to weather the economic downturn, but register unprecedented growth over the past two years.
      “It’s so far and away from other markets, there really is no comparison,” said the president of Williamson Commercial Properties LLC in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   John S. Williamson

    21. Luxe Burger Bar project on Springfield riverfront moves forward

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      Luxe Burger Bar project on Springfield riverfront moves forward

      The renovations should be completed by late July, and there could be a “soft” opening of the Luxe Burger Bar restaurant in August followed by a full opening sometime after Labor Day, Pellegrino said. The site on Hall of Fame Avenue abuts Interstate 91 and the Connecticut River.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    22. Geissler's Supermarkets celebrates 90th birthday led by food industry hall of famer Jim Nilsson Jr. | masslive.com

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      Geissler's Supermarkets celebrates 90th birthday led by food industry hall of famer Jim Nilsson Jr. | masslive.com

      The Nilsson family still runs the Geissler chain of stores and works very hard to ensure that the seven supermarkets in Granby, East Windsor, South Windsor, Windsor, Bloomfield and Somers, Conn., and Agawam still have the same quality service and food that has been its reputation for years.

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      Mentions:   Basketball Hall of Fame

    23. Friendly's changes Fribble recipe for a third time as part of menu redesign

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      Maguire says he wants to make the change to hard ice cream improve the quality of the shake. By the end of May, he says the soft-serve machines will be removed from all of the 360 or so Friendly’s restaurants. (The company manufacturers its own hard ice cream.) By making the switch, Friendly’s can now offer Fribbles in any of its ice cream flavors (Maguire prefers black cherry).

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      Mentions:   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    24. Stop & Shop, United Food and Commercial Workers Union reach tentative contract agreement in New England

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      Stop & Shop, United Food and Commercial Workers Union reach tentative contract agreement in New England

      Stop & Shop supermarkets and negotiators with the United Food and Commercial Workers union reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract early Monday, said Daniel P. Clifford, president of UFCW Local 1459.

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