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EMS parent Vestis elevates interim CFO

Meriden retail operator Vestis Retail Group said it has appointed Susan J. Riley as chief financial officer.

Tanger to hire 900+ for Foxwoods outlet stores

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, which will open its Foxwoods outlets on May 21, wants to hire more than 900 people and is hosting a job fair next month, it said.

CT prods RadioShack patrons to act

Connecticut's top consumer advocates are urging customers with RadioShack gift cards, certificates and store credits to quickly redeem them in the wake of the electronics retailer's bankruptcy filing.

Jepsen asks gas stations to stop stocking synthetic drugs

Though synthetic marijuana and similar drugs are already illegal in Connecticut, Attorney General George Jepsen and 43 other states wrote a letter to nine major oil companies urging them to tell...

RadioShack closing 24 CT stores

Electronics retailer RadioShack, which has filed for Ch. 11 bankruptcy, plans to close 24 Connecticut stores — one-third of them in Greater Hartford, it said in a filing late last week.

Jared debuts across from Westfarms

West Hartford’s first Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry store opened over the weekend, across from Westfarms mall.

Bloomfield shop finds longevity in health food

Stan Simpson |

The best example of Lim's Health Food store's longevity is not that the business is closing in on its fourth decade of operation.

Filling Storefronts: iConnect leaves Hartford wanting more

Brad Kane |

Hartford's program to subsidize new retail locations in downtown's empty storefronts has ended with mixed results, leaving participants and observers wondering what comes next.

CT puts smell test to Walmart's refund-cash promo

Connecticut's income-tax collector is threatening to block Walmart's offer to cash shoppers' tax refund checks, and says its coziness with some major tax preparers may be a problem.

Hoffman to chair auto industry group

A lobbying group and industry association that represents 10,000 U.S. auto dealerships that sell foreign nameplate vehicles has elected an East Hartford auto dealer as its 2015 chairman.

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