Monthly import cargo to reach 2M TEU through early fall

Monthly inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports should consistently be above 2 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) throug... READ MORE »

ANDMORE names Jon Pertchik as CEO, Dorothy Belshaw as president

ANDMORE appointed Jonathan Pertchik as CEO and promoted Dorothy Belshaw to president. Pertchik succeeds Bob Maricich, who founded ANDMORE — forme... READ MORE »

Retail sales grow in March 2024

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today shows retail sales continued to increase in March as tax refunds and job growth put more money in shoppe... READ MORE »

2024 Easter spending expected to top $22B

Consumer spending is expected to reach a total of $22.4 billion this Easter, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights &a... READ MORE »

Crane Stationery acquired — and re-hiring

WP Strategic Holdings, a boutique private consulting and investment firm, acquired Crane Stationery, a provider of stationery products. This follow... READ MORE »

NRF: Inflation and interest rates remain key

Inflation and the Federal Reserve’s efforts to bring it under control will continue to play a major role in the economy this year, said Jack Kleinhe... READ MORE »

nora fleming set to raise more than $1M for St. Jude

nora fleming, the brand known for its unique and collectible serveware and minis, is on track to donate a sum of more than $1 million to support the l... READ MORE »

Studio M to close its doors

After 35 years in business, outdoor décor and gift brand Studio M will cease operations in April 2024. In an email sent to customers, the company s... READ MORE »

Abrupt changes, uncertain future for Crane & Co. amid possible purchase

By Sarah Schwartz | Editor-in-Chief The Albany Business Review and Times-Union report that WP Strategic Holdings is purchasing Crane & Co. from... READ MORE »

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Retailers urge Fed to lower debit card swipe fee cap

The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged the Federal Reserve to approve lowering its 21-cent cap on debit card “swipe” fees when the Board of Go... READ MORE »

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