April 30, 2015

Our fastest-growing acquirers bought fewer square feet than in 2013. But the deals may be even better.Editor’s Note: The 26th annual Chain Store Age survey of Fastest-Growing Acquirers surveyed retail square footage purchased during the 2014 calendar year.Retail real estate acquisitions slowed in 2014. The year’s five Fastest-Growing Acquirers purchased approximately 10 million fewer square feet than the top five bought in 2013.That may be a deceptive observation.

March 10, 2015

For the past two months, New England has been dealing with an historically snowy, cold winter. As a lifelong resident of the region, I have had time to reflect on a few technology-related lessons retailers can take from my experience as a snowbound consumer.

January 23, 2015

To celebrate the two-year anniversary of its SmartPay Check-Link mobile and card payment program, convenience chain Cumberland Farms is launching a promotion on its Facebook page Jan. 23-25.

December 17, 2014

Charter Realty and Development has leased space at the East Brook Mall in Mansfield, Connecticut, to Dollar Tree.

December 3, 2014

A major Northeastern waterfront project has achieved lift-off. Bridgeport Landing Development, a subsidiary of The RCI Group, announced that it has completed the $15-million Phase I infrastructure improvements at its mixed-use Steelpointe Harbor project in Southern Fairfield County Connecticut and it has begun going vertical.

March 24, 2014

New England regional fitness company, Wow! WorkOut World has subleased an 18,474-sq.-ft. space at Pawcatuck Shopping Center in Pawcatuck, Conn.

February 10, 2014

The investment sales team at KeyPoint Partners has completed the sale of eight properties throughout New England.

January 27, 2014

Building #19, the New England closeout retailer which shut its doors after declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2013, has returned as The Rug Dept.

December 16, 2013

It has been a rough start to the holiday season for the closeout retail sector. Building #19, a New England-based closeout chain that became something of a local institution, recently closed its doors after 50 years in business (though it plans to reopen a few locations as specialty rug stores).

December 9, 2013

Building #19, the New England closeout retailer, which recently shut its doors after declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is planning to reopen at least a few stores as specialty closeout rug retailers under the banner of “The Rug Dept.”

December 3, 2013

McDonald’s is reportedly making its free “McD” mobile app available to customers in the New England/Albany, N.Y. market.

October 28, 2013

Kimco Realty Corp. has announced a purchase and sale agreement to acquire a 24-property retail portfolio in New England for $270 million, which includes the assumption of $121.5 million of mortgage debt.

October 22, 2013

Action Services Group has signed a service agreement with Dollar General Corporation to provide its lighting, sign and electrical maintenance services to an additional 534 Dollar General store locations across Connecticut, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Vermont.

May 30, 2013

The Home Depot announced a single-day effort to prepare residents in storm-prone regions for the upcoming hurricane season.

March 29, 2013

Sloan’s, an upscale ice cream, candy and baked-goods emporium, has launched a national franchising program, targeting regions in Florida, the Carolinas, Georgia, New York and New England and throughout California.

March 1, 2013

iParty Corp., a leading party goods retailer with a strong presence in New England, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Party City Holdings Inc., North America’s largest party supply retailer.

December 3, 2012

From ultra-lux boutiques to fast-fashion emporiums, New York City saw an influx of new stores this past year. Here's Chain Store Age editor Marianne Wilson's list of top new must-see stores in the city:

November 13, 2012

 Burton Snowboard's newly renovated SoHo flagship serves as a showcase for the brand's homey New England image. Featured elements include a vintage chairlift, a wood cabin made from reclaimed timbers and a snowboard fabrication press. The design restores the original building of the historical building while incorporating authentic bare wood, reclaimed wood and distressed steel.

Design: Verdego Design, Venice Beach, Calif.

November 6, 2012

Supervalu said it has cut about 700 store-level positions at the company’s Shaw's and Star Market stores in New England.

November 2, 2012

Supervalu Inc. is cutting 700 positions at its Shaw’s and Star Market divisions in New England.

May 9, 2012

Marsh Supermarkets said that Joe Kelley, chairman, president and CEO, has left the company to become president of Stop & Shop's New England division.

March 16, 2012

An energy project undertaken for The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. by Bluestone Energy Services has been recognized as the Best Multi-Site Retail Energy Program in New England by the Association of Energy Engineers New England (AEENE).

March 5, 2012

Stop & Shop announced that its New England and New York Metro divisions and its customers were able to give back more than $22 million in 2011 into the hundreds of communities in which they operate.