1. Articles in category: Retail

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    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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.

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. Pyramid Cos. refinances Hampshire Mall

      Explore bizjournals (May 20 2011)

      The deal appears to have closed in late April, although loan documents were not available via the Hampshire County Registry of Deeds as of Thursday. The new loan backing the sprawling Hampshire Mall is valued at $24.9 million and matures in April 2021. (Read Full Article)

    19. DevelopSpringfield identifies State Street location for possible supermarket ...

      Explore masslive.com (May 11 2011)

      The idea of getting a supermarket to the neighborhood predates DevelopSpringfield. In 2005, a study commissioned by the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts found that 9.1 percent of the households in the Mason Square neighborhood can’t get enough to eat and 19.2 percent were not secure in terms of a food supply. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    20. Holyoke could be getting a Big Y supermarket near the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside

      Explore masslive.com (May 6 2011)

      Holyoke could be getting a Big Y supermarket near the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside The $12 million project near the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside would occupy the former Atlas Copco compressor factory and include other retail stores, officials said. The supermarket would occupy half the site, or 50,000 square feet, and produce up to 175 jobs. A quarter of the jobs would be full time, said Francesca Maltese, development manager for O’ Connell Development Group here, which owns the site. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    21. T.J. Maxx opens on Liberty Street

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 14 2011)

      “We are very excited about the March 20th opening of our newest T.J. Maxx,” said Doreen Thompson, vice president of corporate communications for The TJX Companies Inc., (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    22. Discount supermarket, tire store proposed for Chicopee's Memorial Drive

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 10 2011)

      Discount supermarket, tire store proposed for Chicopee's Memorial Drive If approved, the project would be located across the street from the about $30 million Chicopee Crossing project, which includes a hotel, about 23,000 square feet of retail space, three additional restaurants and a stand alone bank. Both are located near the exit to Interstate 90. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   The Republican

    23. Centro Properties agrees to sell Enfield Square Mall, other retail locations to Blackstone Group in $9.4 billion deal

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 5 2011)

      Centro Properties agrees to sell Enfield Square Mall, other retail locations to Blackstone Group in $9.4 billion deal Australia’s Centro Properties Group has announced that it has agreed to sell all its U.S. retail shopping centers - including the Enfield Square mall - to Blackstone Group LP, a New York-based private equity firm, for $9.4 billion. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

    24. Borders bookstore at Holyoke Mall to close

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 16 2011)

      Borders bookstore at Holyoke Mall to close The 40-year-old company plans to close about 200 of its 642 stores over the next few weeks, according to The Associated Press. All of the stores closed will be superstores, Borders spokeswoman Mary Davis said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

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