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TJX announces quarterly dividend

The TJX Companies has announced a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.175 per share.

WBJ talk back

What was on the minds of readers in the days before Black Friday? There was a touch of Ebenezer Scrooge - at least in their desire to shop amid the masses.

Retailers: Holiday shopping down over weekend

Rick Saia |

There was a little less activity in stores throughout the United States over the holiday weekend as early holiday promotions and the continued growth of online shopping contributed to a 5.2-percent...

Briefing: Westminster tobacco ban

Members of Westminster's board of health may have gotten more pushback than they expected when they proposed banning the sale of all tobacco products in the town. Last week, they dropped the plan.

Mass. retailers see 3.9% holiday sales boost


Massachusetts retailers are predicting a 3.9 percent increase in retail sales during the holiday period, citing the highest consumer confidence levels in seven years.

Staples meets earnings target, but will close more stores


Framingham-based Staples Inc. reported third-quarter earnings Wednesday that met analysts' expectations.

TJX sales jump 6 percent; off to 'solid' start in 4th quarter

The Framingham-based parent of off-price retailers T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods reported another strong quarter Tuesday, with a 6-percent increase in sales and a 13-percent jump in diluted...

U.S. retail sales rise

Retail sales in the U.S. jumped 4.1 percent last month over October 2013 and inched upward by 0.3 percent from September, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Retail stores drive Dover Saddlery revenue

Littleton-based retailer of equestrian products, Dover Saddlery Inc. reported a 9 percent jump in revenue, thanks to the performance of its brick-and-mortar stores.

Fitchburg shopping center sold

Emily Micucci |

Geronimo Properties of Leominster said it purchased the SouthFitch Shopping Center, a 30,000- square-foot retail property at the corner of John Fitch Highway and Summer Street.

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