New Film Examines Market Basket Saga
Mar06

New Film Examines Market Basket Saga

Concord — There was an air of pleasant routine amid the hustle and bustle at the Fort Eddy Road Market Basket in Concord on Monday. Just as the sun poked through some rain clouds, 85-year-old Kay Helms exited through the store’s automatic door, her cart pushed and eventually emptied by employee Daniel Beldin. The two had just met that day. “I just had a big order,” said Helms, who lives in Bow, N.H. Moments later, 88-year-old Fred...

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Sports Authority Files for Bankruptcy; Online Shopping Cited
Mar03

Sports Authority Files for Bankruptcy; Online Shopping Cited

Fans coveting their favorite team’s jersey with the personal touch of their name on the back are flocking online, likely not to the sports store at their local mall. Consumer habits are evolving. That looks to be one of the developments behind the financial travails of retail chains like The Sports Authority Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday and plans to close or sell about a third of its 463 stores. The...

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Route 12A RadioShack Closes

West Lebanon — The RadioShack store on Route 12A, a longtime presence on the West Lebanon commercial strip, closed for good last week, another victim of the Fort Worth, Texas-based company’s February 2015 bankruptcy. Last year, the electronics retail chain filed for bankruptcy and sold 1,700 of its stores to Standard General, a hedge fund that entered into a co-branding agreement with Sprint Corp. to sell the mobile phone provider’s...

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Business Notes: Jan 17, 2016

Windsor — The building formerly known as the Inn at Windsor, which had been owned by the Mascoma Savings Bank since 2014, when the bank foreclosed on the property, finally has a new owner: Steve Heim, a Boston real estate investor and residential contractor who specializes in renovating historic homes. Heim said he acquired the 1-acre property on Apothecary Lane adjacent to the Masconic Lodge and across from the Windsor Diner recently...

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Uniform Approach to Business
Jan10

Uniform Approach to Business

Lebanon — In northern New England, the thin blue line begins inside a modest storefront on Hanover Street in Lebanon. From there it spreads out to hundreds of police departments, fire departments and public works departments throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. That’s because when it comes to outfitting the men and women in blue — or gray, black or khaki for that matter — Hirsch’s Clothing, Footwear and Uniforms usually gets the...

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