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Mass. retailers say lack of sales tax holiday hurt


The state's decision not to hold a weekend-long sales tax holiday in August led to "dramatic drops in local sales and hours worked," according to a Retailers Association of Massachusetts survey.

Worcester bottler producing organic drink

Sam Bonacci |

A uniquely New England product -- an organic spritzer sweetened with maple syrup -- is now being produced in Worcester.

RI office space designer setting up Worcester showroom

Brad Kane |

The Rhode Island office design and furniture firm Sheehans will open a new 5,000-square-foot showroom in downtown Worcester by January.

Staples seeks to broaden its appeal to small businesses

Framingham office supply retailer Staples has locked down a deal with Boston coworking space firm Workbar to put the flexible office spaces inside of Staples stores.

The future of power

Laura Finaldi |

At the latest energy forum, experts discuss Massachusetts legislative impacts.

Staples continues diversification effort; expands mobile phone repair

Sam Bonacci |

In a bid to continue to grow its service-based offerings and diversify out from office supply sales, Framingham-based Staples has announced expanded mobile phone repair services.

Treasurer poised to push online lottery bill


Treasurer Deborah Goldberg next session will file and champion legislation to allow the Lottery to offer its products online and on smartphone apps.

Grossman Development Group to redevelop Providence building

Sam Bonacci |

Southborough's Grossman Development Group has announced plans to redevelop the former City Sports store at 271 Thayer St. in Providence.

Pot compliance

Michelle Drolet |

10) Nothing hazy about the lawsMarijuana (or cannabis) is one of the most highly regulated industries in the world, and Massachusetts...

Staples hires from within for new CEO

Sam Bonacci |

Amid ongoing restructuring and redirection for the Framingham office supply store, Staples’ board has named interim CEO Shira Goodman to the positions of president and CEO effective immediately.

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