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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.

Price Chopper sued over OT wages

John Agoglia |

Price Chopper, which operates 10 stores in Central Mass., has been hit with a federal class-action lawsuit accusing the grocer of misclassifying workers to avoid paying overtime...

Tax holiday weekend date in limbo

State House News Service |

Those counting on a tax break in mid-August still have to wait to find out what day to head to the stores. Both the House and the Senate passed the annual sales-tax holiday, but lawmakers disagree...

Patrick agrees to Sunday AM liquor sales

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Deval Patrick last week signed a bill allowing retail liquor stores to start selling alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays, instead of noon.

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