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Staples issues first-quarter 2015 dividend

Staples Inc. has approved a 12-cent quarterly dividend that the Framingham-based office supplies retailer will give April 16 to its shareholders of record as of March 27, the company announced...

Cabela’s to open Berlin store in late March

Cabela's, the chain of outdoor clothing and equipment stores, will open its new store in Berlin on March 26, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday.

Staples launches business loans service

Emily Micucci |

Staples has partnered with financial technology firm Lendio to deliver lending services to small businesses, according to a company statement released Wednesday.

TJX announces profit growth, wage hike

Emily Micucci |

TJX Cos. delivered good news to shareholders and employees Wednesday, as the Framingham-based discount retailer announced profit and sales growth as well as plans to increase wages for U.S. employees...

Bay State Commons coming into its own

SUSAN SHALHOUB SPECIAL TO METROWEST495 BIZ |

It was a rough start. But leasing activity at Westborough’s Bay State Commons, a 55-acre mixed-use development with retail and housing adjacent to downtown and the...

Dover Saddlery sees gains in revenue, gross profits

Rick Saia |

Equestrian products retailer Dover Saddlery of Littleton said its revenue and profits increased last year, helped by a strong holiday season.

Briefing: Staples and Office Depot

Framingham-based Staples Inc. announced Feb. 3 that it was purchasing its chief rival, Office Depot, for $6.3 billion. The deal will merge the nation’s top remaining office supply...

Staples, Office Depot and the changing face of retail

The recent announcement that Staples, of Framingham, will buy its chief rival, Office Depot underscores the increasing power of electronic commerce, the changing habits of American consumers and the...

Hamid Mohaghegh has built and grown a chain of independent pharmacies in an industry dominated by big chains

Emily Micucci |

Hamid Mohaghegh has successfully stood up to the big-pharmacy players in growing his independent Central Massachusetts chain, Family Pharmacy Inc., over the last 15 years. While independent...

Retail sales fall for second straight month

Carol McDonald |

Low gasoline prices drove retail sales in the United States down 0.8 percent in January, according to government data released Thursday.

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