Tech is Getting in on Finance and Square can Play Both Sides

Wall Street will have its ears on the ground in San Francisco on March 18 because that’s when Square is planning to have its next analyst day, with the last being in 2017, this will pave the next decade for Square.  Square’s business is challenging established banks...

Furniture and why it’s Something you Should Consider Renting

Millennials are known as the renter generation, losing their sense of ownership as living costs rise and wages don’t. Gen X shares the sentiment as the budding furniture rental market targets the group for the reinvented furniture subscription service.  While the rent...

In the Midst of the Apocalypse, Artificial Intelligence can Save Brick and Mortar Retailers

When Daniel Dogette, an aircraft technician for Jet Blue entered Macy’s during the 2018 Black Friday sale, he found himself in a frenzy of shoppers trying to fight each other for the items on sale.  He was on the lookout to find the “walking dead boots”, high ankle...

Credit disaster

When Hurricane Irma barrelled through Florida in the summer of 2017, the last thing on Sharon Rouimy’s mind was the monthly payment for his BMW. The Naples resident went a week without electricity, including internet and phone access. Three months later, he got a...
Richard Harding’s company Green Soul Organics qualified for Massachusetts’ Economic Empowerment program, which gives priority to cannabis business license applications from economically disadvantaged communities. Photo: Evelina Nedlund

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Kroger is priming for a fight in grocery delivery and online sales

Illustration Noah Lewis Over the past few weeks, grocery giant Kroger has made flashy investments in delivery technology and in-store renovations in an attempt to boost online sales, which could be its next big source of growth. The company is trying to its bolster...

Mired in a Funk, Gap Needs a New Fit in Its Search For a CEO

Gap Inc. celebrated its 50th birthday this year, but the golden anniversary is so far looking more like a goose egg. Once a trendsetter in retail apparel, Gap Inc. has seen its position as a fashion frontrunner fall to the back of the pack under the recent leadership...

Hasbro’s ‘Magic’ Moment: A 26-year-old Card Game Tries to Move Into the Digital Era

Every weekend, about a dozen “Magic: The Gathering” players compare fresh packs of fantasy trading cards before jumping into a small tournament at a comic shop near Bryant Park. The competitions are among thousands that players around the country flock to at local...

Dow Isn’t Slowing Down Plastic Production, Even as Plastic Reduction Becomes More Popular

Dow, Inc. is caught in the middle of two of the biggest stories of the last decade.  As more cities ban grocery bags and other single-use plastics, Dow is positioning itself as environmentally conscious and at the same time, increasing plastic production. The shale...

Kroger divests in unprofitable areas in the third quarter while looking to improve growth performance

Kroger missed analyst projections yesterday as it released its earnings for the third quarter ending Nov. 9th.  The country’s second largest grocery store chain recently announced divestments in convenience store businesses, like Turkey Hill Dairy, totalling $2.2...

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