1. Articles in category: Retail

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    1. Springfield's Rocky's Ace Hardware celebrates 85 years of nuts and bolts | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 18 2011)

      Springfield's Rocky's Ace Hardware celebrates 85 years of nuts and bolts | masslive.com He said it’s not just the product on sale that is the consumer’s focus, but the result. That idea places importance on the staff’s ability to help people use a product like paint and the availability of all the stuff that might go with it, like the right brushes, masking tape and filler to take care of those pesky pinholes in the walls. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    2. Profiles in Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Oct 14 2011)

      Profiles in Business “I can literally say that I started from scratch, and with the help of my wife, my brother, my sisters, and my parents, plus hard work and perseverance, our company is growing and prospering,” the typed speech reads. Don D’Amour noted that he and his cousin, company President Charles D’Amour, will be called upon for remarks at the 75th gala, and that, while he hadn’t yet finalized his remarks, he was quite certain that they would strike a very similar theme, although the second generation certainly didn’t start from scratch, a point he emphasized many times. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   MassMutual

    3. Friendly's sees a way forward after bankruptcy filing

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 6 2011)

      Friendly's sees a way forward after bankruptcy filing “You know Friendly’s has been around 76 years,” said Harsha V. Agadi, the chairman and CEO of Friendly’s since August of 2010. “I think this is the first day of the next 76 years.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    4. Long-time Friendly's customers lament loss of their favorite restaurant locations

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 5 2011)

      Long-time Friendly's customers lament loss of their favorite restaurant locations When told of Friendly’s financial problems, which forced the restaurant chain on Wednesday to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy and close 63 locations including five in Western Massachusetts, Green shrugged and said it is the latest bit of bad news that is a direct result of the struggling national economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   The Republican

    5. Big Y to hire 100 employees for its new store in Lee - Berkshire Eagle Online

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Oct 3 2011)

      Big Y to hire 100 employees for its new store in Lee - Berkshire Eagle Online Monday October 3, 2011 LEE -- Big Y Foods Inc. plans to hire 100 people for its new store in Lee thats expected to open next month, company officials have said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    6. Crafts Avenue in Northampton goes upscale with new mix of businesses

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 1 2011)

      Crafts Avenue in Northampton goes upscale with new mix of businesses “We’re looking forward to being in Northampton,” said Alexander, who will operate the business with partners Benson Hyde and Nancy Baker. “We think there’s a significant underserved niche market (for the store) in Northampton.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    7. Kohl’s opens 2 stores, creates nearly 300 jobs in Mass.

      Explore bizjournals (Sep 28 2011)

      Kohl’s opens 2 stores, creates nearly 300 jobs in Mass. Kohl’s Department Stores .Kohl’s Department Stores Latest from The Business Journals Kohl’s opens Dalton storeKohl’s to hire 150 in WaxhawKohl's to add 1,200 people at new Harford Co. warehouse Follow this company .opened two new locations in Massachusetts on Wednesday, creating 280 jobs in the process, the department store chain said. The new stores are located in Springfield, Mass. and Northborough, Mass. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Plan for restaurant among latest proposals for use of former Visitor Information Center building in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 15 2011)

      Plan for restaurant among latest proposals for use of former Visitor Information Center building in Springfield Two developers have again submitted proposals for re-use of the vacant, former Visitor Information Center building on West Columbus Avenue. Both plans are under review and a decision is possible in October. The site has been vacant since 2009. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    9. Big Y to eliminate all self checkout kiosks by end of year | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 15 2011)

      Big Y to eliminate all self checkout kiosks by end of year | masslive.com The Springfield-based grocer Big Y announced this week that by the end of the year, all of the self checkout kiosks would be removed from their 58 stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Westfield

    10. Big Y Employment Specialist Lindsay Pratola

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      Big Y Employment Specialist Lindsay Pratola Experts say the job market in Western Mass. is on the upswing. Companies are beginning to replace people who were laid off, and in some sectors, jobs are actually going unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates. But the recovery continues to be painfully slow, and employers are typically filling only one or two positions at time. And the way they find replacements or new hires has undergone a dramatic change as they seek to save time and money. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    11. The X in Springfield to get Save-A-Lot supermarket

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 24 2011)

      The X in Springfield to get Save-A-Lot supermarket The $2.5 million project will bring about 100 permanent job, plus 60 construction jobs, while filling a need in the Forest Park neighborhood for a discount food market, company representatives told the council. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    12. Curry Honda launches $4.5 million expanision of auto dealership on Memorial Drive in Chicopee

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 6 2011)

      Curry Honda launches $4.5 million expanision of auto dealership on Memorial Drive in Chicopee Curry Honda broke ground on Thursday for a $4.5 million project to expand its current facility on Memorial Drive. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee   The Republican

    13. Holyoke Mall adds stores, relocates, remodels others

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 26 2011)

      Holyoke Mall adds stores, relocates, remodels others With three new stores open, several stores currently being remodeled in new locations and construction set to begin on two more stores, Holyoke Mall at Ingleside is moving to bring shoppers an updated store selection, says Bill Rogalski, mall manager. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    14. What's in Store for the Westinghouse Site?

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 19 2011)

      What's in Store for the Westinghouse Site? “We think the site has a lot of potential, and clearly some of that is for retail uses,” he said, “because it is within a fairly dense residential area and has such easy and immediate access to 291. That access accounts for much of the site’s appeal, but there’s also the visibility from the highway.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   Holyoke

    15. Big Y Foods begins hiring for new World Class Market in Meriden, Conn.

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 16 2011)

      Big Y Foods begins hiring for new World Class Market in Meriden, Conn. Big Y Foods will next week begin looking to hire more than 100 part-time and full-time positions available at its newest World Class Market in Meriden, Conn. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   The Republican

    16. Atkins considers second store in Amherst

      Explore GazetteNET (Jul 14 2011)

      AMHERST - Atkins Farms Country Market, an institution in South Amherst for nearly 50 years, might open a second store at the opposite end of town. Pauline Lannon, president of Atkins, said Thursday that Atkins is exploring opening a second store in the North Amherst village center as a way of keeping up with customer demand and offering easier access to its products for more area residents.--Atkins Corner road changes take shape read more (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Amherst   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    17. Holyoke bakery expansion creates jobs, wins tax breaks

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 2 2011)

      East Baking Company Inc., formerly a mom-and-pop retail bakery, abandoned its cramped quarters in Ludlow for a 28,000-square-foot facility at 104 Whiting Farms Road, Holyoke, in December 2010. The growing company, which was deemed eligible for help under the Massachusetts Economic Development Incentive Program, is now entitled to receive state investment tax credits of up to 3 percent and local property tax exemptions, according to state and local officials. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    18. Friendly's co-founder S. Prestley Blake pens book

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      Friendly's co-founder S. Prestley Blake pens book Friendly Ice Cream Corp. is now a vertically integrated restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts with system-wide sales of $700 million and distribution through more than 6,500 retail locations. There are more than 500 Friendly’s restaurants. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    19. Springfield Museums help tell Friendly story

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 20 2011)

      Springfield Museums help tell Friendly story “Here are two young men in the depths of the depression They can’t get a job so they borrow a little money from their parents and start a business,” McLain said. “Now the company has more than 500 restaurants. It’s a great American story.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   Springfield   The Republican

    20. Congressman Neal reflects on Springfield's tornado-spawned setback

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 11 2011)

      Congressman Neal reflects on Springfield's tornado-spawned setback The following day, Neal trudged through the near-wasteland of the South End, which still has many of its landmark businesses standing and back in operation, including the Red Rose pizzeria and restaurant, La Fiorentina bakery and Mom & Rico’s, all on Main Street. With an entourage of media and officials with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in tow, Neal took time to talk with old friends and business owners. Many credited him as having been a financial savior during Neal’s mayoralty. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Bradley International Airport   MassMutual Center

    21. Holyoke City Council grants zone change for proposed $16 million Big Y project

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 7 2011)

      Holyoke City Council grants zone change for proposed $16 million Big Y project Frank J. Horacek, vice president of real estate and development with Big Y, and Francesca Maltese, development manager for O’Connell Development Group, said they were happy the council vote was unanimous. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

    22. Groupon partners with Big Y, Boston firms for grocery deals

      Explore masshightech.com (Jun 7 2011)

      Working with Cambridge promotion analytics and software firm Incentive Targeting and with Boston marketing firm HaloEffect, Chicago-based Groupon will be offering shoppers at the Big Y chain, based in Springfield, specific deals to customers who hold their loyalty cards. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    23. Big Y supermarket proposal draws praise

      Explore masslive.com (May 26 2011)

      - Mostly positive comments at a public hearing Tuesday greeted a proposal to put a Big Y supermarket at the former Atlas Copco factory in a project that would bring 250 jobs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    24. Holyoke gets first look at proposal for project anchored by Big Y on Lower Westfield Road

      Explore masslive.com (May 23 2011)

      Holyoke gets first look at proposal for project anchored by Big Y on Lower Westfield Road Francesca Maltese, development manager for O’Connell Development Group, told The Republican May 6 the plan is to open a Big Y with other retail stores in a $12 million project by 2012. The supermarket itself would produce 150 to 175 jobs, she said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

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