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Briefing: Why TJX is on top

It seems TJX Cos. can't be beat. The Framingham-based off-priced retailer, which owns Marshalls, HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx, has increased its earnings for the last 18 years, and exited the...

Consumer goods industries urged: Focus on digital

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, those that provide products that need to be replaced frequently, such as food, beverages, and household products, need to boost their digital sales if they...

Market Basket parties as it welcomes back Artie (T., that is)

MATT MURPHY and ANDY METZGER STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The supermarket saga that dominated summer headlines ended Thursday morning as ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas took back the reins of Market Basket and employees returned to work after feuding factions...

Staples beats estimates, will close 140 stores

Emily Micucci |

Although second-quarter sales declined 2 percent over 2013, Staples beat analysts' expectations with earnings of 13 cents per share, the Framingham-based office supplies retailer announced Wednesday.

TJX sales rise 7%, profits 14%

Rick Saia |

The Framingham-based parent of off-price retailers T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods reported another strong quarter Tuesday, with a 7-percent increase in sales and a 14-percent jump in net income.

Independent pharmacists optimistic about survival in the shadow of big chains

Emily Micucci |

For now, Hopkinton's Main Street pharmacy, Hopkinton Drug, will keep its business afloat, thanks to a preliminary injunction issued by a judge that will keep customers whose benefits are...

Shaw's parent confirms payment info breach

John Agoglia |

The parent company of Shaw’s Supermarkets confirmed Friday that a security breach in its information networks exposed information on customers’ credit and debit card payments from some of...

Dover Saddlery retail stores drive revenue gain

John Agoglia |

Littleton-based retailer of equestrian products, Dover Saddlery Inc. reported a 6-percent jump in revenue, thanks to the performance of its brick-and-mortar stores.

Patrick: Market Basket situation ‘out of hand’

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

As the battle continues between the factions of the family that own Market Basket, a published report said the supermarket chain has lost tens of millions of dollars following a walkout by employees...

Staples looks for a lift from 'Connect'

Michael Novinson |

Staples has been in desperate need of a shot in the arm.

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