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A slowdown in global growth, resulting in plunging commodity prices, is prompting U.S. companies to say the glass is half empty. American consumers see it as half full. more
Rhode Island Antiques Mall owner Scott Davis has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of reasons to be closely monitoring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s development of new restrictions on the commercial trade of African elephant ivory. more
U.S. retailers’ first-quarter earnings are trailing analysts’ estimates by the widest margin in 13 years after bad weather and weak spending by lower-income consumers intensified competition. more
Direct selling may never totally shed the image of Tupperware and restless housewives that make it seem stuck in the 1960s. But the loosely affiliated networks of independent salespeople pitching to friends and acquaintances make up a formidable industry. Timothy J. Brown, president of Jamie Oliver at Home North America, is a longtime champion of direct selling and believes its heyday is now. After leaving Taunton direct-sales firm Princess House in 2006, Brown was looking for his next project when he fell under the spell of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, whose commercial empire has only begun to reach across the Atlantic. more
How do you show employees you value them every day? more
How do you encourage employee feedback? more
PROVIDENCE – With seven CVS MinuteClinics slated to open in late 2014, new standards for urgent-care centers’ communication have been developed to help alleviate some primary care providers’ concerns. more
In the 2014 marketing plan for BayCoast Bank, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jim Rice included a section called, “The Invasion of the Non-Banks.” more
Books on the Square Manager Jennifer Kandarian rings up Katherine Schoppel of Providence. The Wayland Square business is a throwback to a time before digital technology changed so much of the publishing landscape. The bookstore founded in 1992 is a brick-and-mortar survivor, with a strong focus on fiction and children’s books. Owners Rodney and Mercedes Clifton bought it out of receivership in 2007 and after some lean years say the business is now breaking even. more
There are businesses, even in the 21st-century United States, built on the sales of bound volumes of printed paper from shelves in old-fashioned, bricks-and-mortar shops. more
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